Legal Documents

Certified Document

What is a Certified Document?

A Certified Copy is a copy (usually a photocopy) of a primary (original) document, which has an endorsement that it is a true copy of the primary document.

The endorsement on the certified copy does not necessarily certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document presented to the certifier.

Multiple copies to be certified?

If you have a large number of copies to be certified, please arrange an appointment with a Justice of the Peace so that sufficient time is allowed to certify the documents.

Electronic Documents

If your original document is an electronic document e.g. email, PDF file, transaction record or scanned document the HJ will not be able to certify any copies presented as true certified copies unless they have accreditation stamp from the issuing company such as an utility provider, phone company or banking institution.