First of all, you'll need to ask a professional from the following list to certify your documents:

  • Lawyer 

  • Chartered Accountant

  • Serving Police or Customs Officer

  • Notary Public

  • Members of Judiciary 

  • Senior Civil Servant

  • Actuary

  • An Embassy, Consulate or High Commissioner of the country of issue of the document

  • Director, Officer or Manager of a regulated financial services business 

Next, ask your chosen certifier to write this on the document that they are certifying:

For documents that contain a photo:
I [full name of certifier] confirm that this is an accurate copy of the original and the photo is a true likeness of the person concerned.

For documents that don't contain a photo:
I [full name of certifier] confirm that this is an accurate copy of the original.

Each document must also include:

  • certifier's signature and full name in BLOCK CAPITALS

  • certifier's occupation, company, professional address and phone number

  • certifier's official company/instituional stamp must be clearly impressed if they have one

  • certifier's professional registration number if they have one

  • date of certification 

Please remember your documents must:

  • be in English or a certified translation to English

  • certification and translation must be completed by the same person

  • date of certification must be within the last three months


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