Who can certify

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Who can certify your documents?

A certified document is a copy of an original document that has been certified as a true copy of an original document. To obtain an originally certified copy, you will need to present the original document and a photocopy of that document to one of the people1 outlined below.

If the documents have not been certified in the correct manner, you may be asked to provide a new certified document. The certification must:

  • Contain original wet ink (i.e. you cannot present a photocopy of a certified document);
  • Be dated within the last 12 months; and
  • Not be provided by a family member.

1 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Instrument 2007

List of people who can certify your documents

Certain occupations

Other persons