A certified copy document is a photocopy of the original document which has been checked and approved by a recognised professional.
Those falling under the definition of ‘recognised professionals’ are;
Chartered & Certified Accountant; Bank/Building Society Managers, Post Office staff (certification service only), Commissioners for Oaths, General Practitioner/Doctor; Independent Financial Advisers, Justice of the Peace, a Practicing Solicitor or a member of Leeds Building Society Staff.
The certified copy document must bear the following statement ‘I confirm I have seen the original document and this copy is an accurate, unaltered and unedited replica of the original.’ The certifying party must ensure the certified document bears their; Official stamp; Signed name in full; Profession; Company Address; Phone No; Date of certification. A document will not be accepted if any of this information is missing.
We recommend that you do not send original copies of passports or driving licences through the post.
If you have any queries, call us on 0113 225 7777* or visit your local branch.