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Old 09-09-2014, 02:42 PM
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Hello,

We are struggling to figure out who can certify our documents for our 417 working holiday visa.

In the UK people such as doctors/teachers etc can certify documents such as your passport application, can these same people also certify our documents for our visa??

or

Is it a Justice Of Peace, Notary or Solictor etc

Please someone just have the correct answer for us!
We read something and think we have it sorted and then read something that totally contradicts it!



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hi lolandclaire ,
this link below should help but it sometimes depends on the organisation who wants the certified document and they will say who it must be. I suffered from this with one mob who insisted on a Notary Public who charge exhorbitant fees .
https://www.gov.uk/certifying-a-document


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hi lolandclaire ,
this link below should help but it sometimes depends on the organisation who wants the certified document and they will say who it must be. I suffered from this with one mob who insisted on a Notary Public who charge exhorbitant fees .
https://www.gov.uk/certifying-a-document
I certified passports, ID, Birth certs at post office and my CO didn't ask me to do it with a Notary Public, she said she has everything she needed from me so I really think post office should work for such documents like scan of your passport, ID, Birth cert... and it's way cheaper than a Notary Public

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for the OZ fiancee visa application, I asked the Building society officer to do it and he did but not all do it . Not sure about the Post Office and doubtful I would have thought .


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Sometimes Justice's of Peace and Commissioner's of Oath aren't solicitors and if you approached one of those they would be less likely to expect money from you. I know JP's in my country cannot ask for money. My grandfather is one and he was appointed by the government and he is definitely not a solicitor. The government in your country should b able to provide you with a database of people registered as one.


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If you apply online these days it's normally OK with color scans of your documents so might not be a need to get things certified.

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Most people on the UK-specific Aussie immigration forum I frequent use solicitors to certify their documents. Call around first - their prices can really vary.

But the bigger question is - why are you certifying? If you apply online and provide color scans of your documents, no certification is necessary.

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Thank you so much for your help guys!

I just read the document checklist on the Immi website before applying for our visa. It listed documents such as certified copies of birth cert, passport, bank statement, wage slips etc so I was expecting to have to send these along with our application.

I applied for my visa online last night and got it granted last night! We havent been asked to attach any documents at all.
Will this come at a later stage?

Thanks again!


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donkey ,
I am puzzled by your comment about COLOUR scans of documents . My fiancee will have to scan her documents in due course for an 820 visa and we will use the public library scanner in NSW . Are scans not automatically COLOURED if the document being scaned has colour in it ?sorry to be so thick if I have got it all wrong .
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