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What do you write when you certify a document?

What do you write when you certify a document?

On documents with more than 1 page, the certifier must write or stamp ‘I certify this and the following [number of pages] pages to be a true copy of the original as sighted by me’ on the first page and initials all other pages. The certifier must also write or stamp on the copy: their signature. their full name.

What does a JP Write to certify documents?

Certified documents must: Be initialled and numbered on every page by the Authorised Officer. Annotated on the last page as appropriate e.g. “I have sighted the original document and certify this to be a true copy of the original” and signed by the Authorised Officer.

Can you certify a copy of a copy?

Can an authorised certifier certify a copy of a certified copy? Yes, if the certifier is satisfied that the certified copy is authentic, that certified document can be used as the original document. The copy document is then certified in accordance with the above processes.

Can a justice of the peace certify a document?

Answer – Yes, the JP can certify it as a copy of the document as long as if can be viewed on an electronic device on the original website, through an App or as an attachment to the original email.

What does certifying a copy of a document mean?

Certifying a copy of a document is stating that, in your opinion, the document is a true copy of what you sighted. In this module we provide information about how you can assist a person when you certify copies of a range of documents, including enduring documents.

Can a certified copy of a NSW JP be accepted?

A certified copy may sometimes be accepted, instead of the original document, by an organisation that wishes to rely on information contained in the original. NSW JPs also have other functions under various NSW Acts, including witnessing other kinds of legal documents and administering special kinds of oaths.

How do you certify a photocopy of a document?

Take the photocopied document 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.

How to certify a copy of a multiple page document?

Multiple page documents If the original is a multiple page document, each page must be checked against the copy to ensure that it is correct. You can then proceed as follows:  Sign or initial each page  Number each page of the copy as ‘page 1 of 40’, ‘page 2 of 40’ and so on  Certify the last page as follows: