Who can certify your documents?
Table of Contents
- Who can certify your documents?
- Who can certify documents for free?
- Who can certify my documents in Australia?
- Do you have to be a solicitor to certify a document?
- How much does it cost to certify documents?
- How do I get a certified copy?
- Who can certify a document and how do they do it?
- Where can I find a certified copy of a document?
- Can a notary certify a copy of a document?
- Can a person certify a copy of their own birth certificate?
Who can certify your documents?
List of people authorised to certify copies of original documents
- Financial adviser or financial planner.
- Legal practitioner.
- Medical practitioner.
Who can certify documents for free?
Who can certify a document
- bank or building society official.
- minister of religion.
- chartered accountant.
- solicitor or notary.
- teacher or lecturer.
Who can certify my documents in Australia?
An accountant (member of a recognised professional accounting body or a Registered Tax Agent). A person listed on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory or the High Court of Australia as a legal practitioner. A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney.
Do you have to be a solicitor to certify a document?
For example birth certificates, marriage certificates, court documents and HMRC letters normally do not need to be signed by a solicitor. Other documents do need checking and certifying by a solicitor. Common examples are company documents, personal papers and academic or qualification certificates.
How much does it cost to certify documents?
The fixed cost is £20 for EACH & EVERY document signed and stamped. Appointment takes 5 minutes. Your document MUST be fully completed by you BEFORE you attend but DO NOT sign it. We do NOT accept debit or credit card for this Service.
How do I get a certified copy?
To certify a document simply take a photocopied copy and the original and ask the person to certify the copy by:
- Writing 'Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me' on the document.
- Signing and dating it.
- Printing their name under the signature.
- Adding their occupation, address and telephone number.
Who can certify a document and how do they do it?
Paralegal (certified or qualified paralegal or associate member of the Institute of Paralegals) The person certifying your document should write the following on the copy document: 'I certify this to be a true likeness of individuals name and that this document is certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me’.
Where can I find a certified copy of a document?
To find out who can certify a copy of a document, go to the List of people authorised to certify copies of original documents. A 'certified copy' of an original document is a copy that has been verified as being a true copy of an original document such as a: passport.
Can a notary certify a copy of a document?
In states where certifying copies of nonrecordable documents is allowed, a notary can self-certify a copy of the original document presented by a customer. In both cases, the notary will complete a notarial certificate swearing that the copies are true, unaltered copies of the originals.
Can a person certify a copy of their own birth certificate?
For example: • you must not act as the witness for a statutory declaration or affidavit that you yourself are declaring, swearing or affirming, and • you must not certify a copy of your own original document, such as your own birth certificate. It is not advisable for you to witness or certify a document for a member of your family.