Quick Answer: Does Certified Copy Mean Original?

You can send a scan or image of a notarized document via email easily.

It will not hold up however in a court of law because email is too easily faked..

Who will certify documents for free?

An accountant (member of a recognised professional accounting body or a Registered Tax Agent). A person listed on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory or the High Court of Australia as a legal practitioner. A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney.

Can you make copies of a notarized document?

It is acceptable to submit photocopies when the agency agrees to accept such copies. A Notary Public verifies the originality of a signature. The document itself can be a copy, but the signature has to be original.

What makes something a certified copy?

A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document.

How do I certify an original copy of a document?

To certify a document simply take a photocopied copy and the original and ask the person to certify the copy by:Writing ‘Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me’ on the document.Signing and dating it.Printing their name under the signature.Adding their occupation, address and telephone number.

Is a photocopy of a certified copy valid?

A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document.

Does certified true copy expire?

A certified copy of a document is valid as long as the document is valid. eg. a birth certificate or diploma is valid forever, a passport or driver’s licence is valid up until the document expires. So if your passport is still current, the certified copy is still current.

How do I get a certified copy of my drivers license?

To obtain a certified copy, you would probably have to make a copy, on paper, and then take it to a notary public, who can then certify it for you.

Is Certified Copy same as original?

A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document, that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document.

What does original copy mean?

“Original copy” refers to the content of the document. This means that the text of the document was written specifically for that document. It does not refer to the document itself. When it comes to the document, you either have the original or a copy.