Certification of Identity Documents
The certifier must:
- Sight and take a copy of the original document.
- Write their full name, occupation and date; and sign the copy no more than three months prior to us receiving it.
- Write one of the following statements on each of the copies:
- For photographic identification documents – “I certify that this is a true copy of the original document, which I have personally sighted; and the photograph is a true likeness”.
- For all other identification documents – “I certify that this is a true copy of the original document, which I have personally sighted”.
Who can certify:
- New Zealand Honorary Consul
- Chartered accountant
- Notary public
- Justice of the Peace
- Registered medical doctor
- Registered teacher
- Police officer.
The certifier cannot be:
- Someone who is related to you; for example a parent, a child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or cousin
- A spouse or partner
- A person who lives at the same residential address.
Additionally, the certifier cannot be:
- A person involved in the transaction or business requiring the certification.