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How to certify copies

If you are submitting an application from overseas you may need to get copies of your documents.

If you submit an application:

Certified copies can be obtained by presenting the original document together with a photocopy of that document to an authorised person for them to sight and certify. The authorised person will compare the copy to the original, then sign and date the copy to confirm that it is a true copy of the original.

Persons who are authorised to witness statutory declarations include:

For a full list of persons authorised to witness statutory declarations under the Statutory Declarations Act (1959), see Statutory Declarations Regulations 2023 - Schedule 1. 

Last updated: 26 April 2024