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Old 06-19-2013, 03:18 PM
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Certified copies of documents

Hello,

We are almost ready to get our Partner application (onshore) submitted.

We are making copies of all documents and will be going to certify them.

How do we certify documents that are based on digital PDF files?

For example:
Phone bills, bank statements, utility bills and life insurance statements all come via email and in PDF formats these days.

How can we certify these as they are always going to be printed by us?

Any help appreciated

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They dont need to be certified. Only passports and birth certificates do. And then your own statements of your history need to be witnessed by someone with a profession like doctor, solicitor. Etc

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Old 06-20-2013, 06:35 AM
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I think you consult with any solicitor in your state that will help you in certifying the document and also guide you that what document you need and all other procedure according to your state laws.


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You don't have to find a solicitor (they will most likely charge for their time), it just needs to be a person with the right profession, including a justice of the peace.

Have a look at the last page of this form: http://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Do...rationform.doc for a list of people authorised to witness a stat dec OR a certified copy of a document such as passport or birth certificate.
That is the exact same form we used to write our stat decs too, so there's a template there to help you if you need it.

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I had my documents certified by a pharmacist in the shopping centre I work at. It only takes a minute and he just charged me a dollar each time I went in. I didn't certify the things that I printed off my computer like bank statements because I couldn't see any point. I don't have my visa yet though so I can't guarantee this is the right thing.

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I had my documents certified by a pharmacist in the shopping centre I work at. It only takes a minute and he just charged me a dollar each time I went in. I didn't certify the things that I printed off my computer like bank statements because I couldn't see any point. I don't have my visa yet though so I can't guarantee this is the right thing.
That's exactly what we did and our pharmacist charged a couple of bucks each time too. No need to certify things you have printed (PDF's of bank statements, utility bills etc) We submitted simple print outs of them and the visa was granted without any questions asked.

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That's exactly what we did and our pharmacist charged a couple of bucks each time too. No need to certify things you have printed (PDF's of bank statements, utility bills etc) We submitted simple print outs of them and the visa was granted without any questions asked.
To be on the safe side, I had the JP certify all printed online documents as such. Most of them have a special stamp. I wasn't leaving anything to chance.

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My agent got me to certify anything that had been prepared by someone else ie. bank statements, phone bills. Ones that are in PDF you just print 2 copies so that they can see that they are the same and then the JP will certify one of them.


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Is it a good idea to just call immigration to confirm this issue? or any one in this forum who already did call them?


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Thanks for all the replies and advice guys!

I also called immi this morning and they confirmed what has been said here.

No need to certify such documents, only official ones like passport, birth cert... Not sure what others though?

Any suggestions on what to certify?

Thanks


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