In accordance with section 39 of the Oaths and Solemn Affirmations Act, 2018 (external link) (effective March 1, 2019), the list of persons who can certify copies of original documents includes: Please note that copies of documents cannot be certified remotely. This must be done in person. Different organizations may have their own requirements for certifying a copy. Check first before following this process. The new process allows more people to certify a copy. These include nurses, full-time teachers, some Australian Post staff and other public servants. To find out who can certify a copy of a document, consult the list of persons authorized to certify copies of original documents. You must follow the process on this page to certify a copy. This process changed when the Oaths and Solemn Affirmations Act, 2018 (external link) came into force.
This is done by a person authorized to certify copies of original documents. Please expand to see the full list of professions authorized to certify copies of original documents. with 2 or more years of continuous service not included in this list. A document in a language other than English may be certified. The certifier must consider that the copy is identical to the original document. Bring the original and a copy of the original to the certifier. A “certified true copy” of an original document is a copy that has been verified as an authentic copy of an original document, for example: If you are arranging for copies to be certified, it is best to confirm in advance that a certifier is available at an appropriate time and place. The certifier will then write or stamp the copy with the words: “Certified as true to the original I saw”. You sign and date the copy and write or stamp theirs: if the copy contains several pages, the certifier will sign or initialize and number all the pages.