Certification of Documents
Certify a document as a true copy of the original by getting it signed and dated by a professional person, like a solicitor.
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
The following is a guide to help you prepare your certified documents correctly. Certified documents are copies of important documents which need to be certified as true copies of the originals by a person authorised to do so.