What is a certified document?
A certified copy is a duplicate of a document which a person who of professional standing has noted that is a genuine copy of the original document. The certified copy means that it is a true copy of the original.
What does certifying an identity document actually mean?
Certifying a document involves getting it signed and dated by a professional person.
Where can I get my documents certified?
As your documents will need to be certified by a professional person, examples of those who can certify your documents include:
- A solicitor
- A bank or building society official
- At a post office
- A councilor
- A minister of religion
Who is not allowed to certify a document?
Documents cannot be certified by any of the following:
- someone who is related to you
- someone who is living at the same address to you
- someone under the age of 18
If you are unable to supply the above then please speak to your solicitor who may be able to suggest alternative acceptable evidence.