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Certify a document as “a true copy of the original” by getting it signed and dated by a professional person, like a solicitor!
Our Central London Solicitors Office is located in the Chancery Lane area and is open during office hours.
On short notice, we can authenticate and legalise documents, copies of documents and translations required for visa and work permit applications, marriage, business set up, property purchase etc. at any foreign embassy located in London.
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How To Certify Documents?
When you apply for something like a bank account or mortgage, you may be asked to provide documents that are certified as true copies of the original. Copies of documents that can be certified include:
- photocard driving licences
- letters from a government department
- bank/building society or credit card statements
- gas, electricity or council tax bills
- letters from a hospital/doctor
Who can certify a document?
To certify documents, ask a professional person or someone well-respected in your community (‘of good standing’). This person you ask shouldn’t be:
- related to you
- living at the same address
- in a relationship with you
Ideally, it should be a solicitor, accountant or a doctor. You can even obtain a Post Office Certified Copy. If you are local to our office, in Central London, we would be happy to assist you.
You should always check with the organisation that needs the certified copy – they may have specific rules for who can certify a document.
Documents issued in UK will have to be Apostilled by FCO before they can be taken to an embassy for further certification, therefore, copies and some original documents may have to be signed by a solicitor before they can be apostilled or legalised.
Apostille – An apostille is a seal applied by an authority to certify that a document is an original document or a true copy of an original. Apostille is obtained when a document or its copy is required to be used in a foreign country which makes it legal without further evidence. Some of the reasons you may need a document or its copy apostilled are: setting up a business, exporting or importing goods or getting married in a foreign country. Some visa applications may require your documents to be apostilled as well.