How to certify documents
We recommend getting a ‘rubber stamp’ made to save time and prevent queries.
Each document must be signed and dated by the certifier, and must include the following:
• The certifier’s full name
• The certifier’s occupation, business address, and telephone number (and if possible, a business stamp)
We require Photo ID documents to be certified within the last 12 months and proof of address documents to be dated and certified within the last 3 months. The certification should include the specific wording as per the UK Government website:
For Photo ID:
‘I certify that this is a true likeness of (title and full name) and a true copy of the original document’
For Proof of Address:
‘I certify that this is a true copy of the original document’
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