Copies of documents provided in support of an application, or other purpose required by the National Law, must be certified as true copies of the original documents.
Certified copies will only be accepted in hard copy by mail or in person (not by fax, email, etc). Photocopies of previously certified documents will not be accepted.
In Australia, the following people are authorised to certify documents:
Outside Australia, the following people are authorised to certify documents:
An Authorised Officer should do the following in the presence of the applicant:
Certified documents must:
A downloadable copy of these guidelines is also available.
If your application supports online upload of documentation, then these documents are generally not required to be certified. Please refer to the online application for detailed information of these requirements.