Can I certify copy documents?


A certified copy (often a photocopy) of an original document with an endorsement that it is a true copy of the original. It does not certify that the original document is genuine.

Generally, Commissioners for Oaths are able to certify documents. However, the person authorised to certify largely depends on the purpose of the document or the organisation who seeks a certified copy. There is no statutory obligation on organisations to accept copies, therefore one should pose the question and have the recipient of the document(s) confirm that you are acceptable to them as a certifier.