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Please note that copies of documents cannot be certified remotely. This must be done in person. This is done by a person authorized to certify copies of original documents. You (or your immediate family members) cannot certify your own documents, even if you fall into one of the categories listed above. Different organizations may have their own requirements for certifying a copy. Check first before following this process. Most Australian embassies, high commissions and consulates certify documents for use in Australia. In accordance with section 39 of the Oaths and Solemn Affirmations Act, 2018 (external link) (effective March 1, 2019), the list of persons who may certify copies of original documents includes: You must follow the process on this page to certify a copy. This process changed when the Oaths and Solemn Affirmations Act, 2018 (external link) came into force. Do you need to have your documents certified? Find out what to do and who to contact.

Please expand to see the full list of professions authorized to certify copies of original documents. The certifying officer prints the following text on all pages of the copied document: «I certify that this is an authentic copy of the document presented to me as original and notified.» The new process allows more people to certify a copy. These include nurses, full-time teachers, some Australian Post staff and other public servants. To find out who can certify a copy of a document, consult the list of persons authorized to certify copies of original documents. The certifying officer must also affix the official stamp or seal of the certification body to the copy if the certification body holds such a stamp. Your documents must be certified by one of the following officers: The certifier will then write or stamp the copy with the words «Certified as true to the original I saw». They sign and date the copy and write or stamp: A document may be certified by a Justice of the Peace (JP) or a person currently employed as one of the following: The person certifying your documents must be reachable by telephone during normal working hours. A certified true copy is a photocopy of the original that has been «certified» as an authentic copy. Documents certified by a justice of the peace without a registration number will not be accepted. To find a justice of the peace near you, visit the Justice of the Peace Public Register, available online from the New South Wales Attorney General`s Office.

Service Connect justice of the peace services are currently not available. They must also provide their name, address, contact telephone number, occupation or organization, and date, and sign the document. A certified document is a copy of an original cited by a qualified person and confirmed as correct and legitimate. If you need a document to be certified, you must have the copy and the original with you. A «certified true copy» of an original document is a copy that has been verified as an authentic copy of an original document, for example: Bring the original and a copy of the original to the certifier. A document in a language other than English may be certified. The certifier must consider that the copy is identical to the original document. If you are arranging for copies to be certified, it is best to confirm in advance that a certifier is available at an appropriate time and place. In addition, a justice of the peace must also print their registration number and provide details about the state in which they are registered. If the copy contains multiple pages, the certifier signs or initializes and numbers all pages.