A certified copy of proof of identity is a copy of the original document that has been checked and approved by a professional.
Professionals that can certify a copy of ID are:
Solicitors, accountants, surveyors, bank or building society managers, ministers of religion, Justice of the Peace, independent financial advisors, post office officials (postmaster/sub-postmaster) or doctors.
When you get a copy certified, you must ensure that the following statement is supplied:
'I confirm that I have seen the original document'
Ideally the statement would also display an official stamp from the person who has certified the document. You must also ensure that the certifier signs their name and includes details of their full name, profession, company address, phone number and date.
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