Perhaps somebody here can advise me on this topic. I have received the applicable documents from the bank to sign and return for refinancing a mortgage from one bank to another. The document in question is the mortgage and it is a Queensland Land Registry mortgage that I will be signing from in Victoria. I went to a JP earlier this afternoon to get him to witness my signature, and then sign himself and add qualification/stamp. I mentioned to him that the witnessed document must not be dated in the "execution date" part of the document, but he refused to return the document to me unless he dated it. Is he correct in saying that the document must be dated? I contacted my broker and also the bank and they both said that the document must be returned undated. They even spoke to the JP and he said that he "must" date the doc, or else he will need to cross out his signature. Can someone provide me some guidance on this matter?