Who can certify my documents?

Who can certify my documents?

All copies of ID submitted to us must be certified by an approved certifier.  

IMPORTANT A certified copy must be signed as a true and correct copy by an authorised person, independent from the applicant and application.

 

A certified document should include the phrase ‘certified true copy of the original' or similar.

The certifier must also write or stamp:

  • their name
  • their signature
  • their provider/registration number (if applicable)
  • their title (e.g. independent financial adviser, judge, magistrate, justice of the peace, chartered accountant or police officer) legibly printed below the signature
  • the date of certification (dated no more than 3 months from when we receive your document).


You don’t need to get each page of your Trust Deed certified, but rather it is sufficient if you certify the following pages in the trust deed:
  1. The cover page bearing the name of the Trust.
  2. The schedule page having the names of the trustees, the names of the beneficiaries and date of registration of the Trust.
  3. The signature/execution page.

Documents can be certified by any of the following:
  1. Legal professions: Legal practitioner, Patent attorney, Trademarks attorney
  2. Court positions: Justice of the Peace, Judge, Magistrate, Registrar, or Deputy Registrar, Clerk, Master of a court
  3. Accountant (member of ICA, ASA, NIA or CPA, ATMA, NTAA)
  4. Commissioner for Affidavits, or Commissioner for Declarations (dependent on jurisdictions)
  5. Notary public
  6. An officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of an Australian financial services licence, having 2 or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees
  7. An officer with, or a credit representative of, a holder of an Australian credit licence, having 2 or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees.
  8. Police Officer
  9. Australia Post Employee
  10. Pharmacist


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