How to get certified copies

When you submit a form, you need to provide certified copies of your identity documents.

A certified copy means acceptable referee has endorsed the copy of your identity document.

Referees must be confident the copy of your identity document is a true copy of the original.

To certify a copy of your identity document, your referee needs to do all of the following:

  • sight your original document and the copy
  • write This is a true copy of the original as supplied to me on each copy
  • sign their signature on each copy.

You must write the following referee details on each copy:

  • occupation from the acceptable referee
  • full name and address
  • phone number.

Find out who can be an acceptable referee.

Page last updated: 13 November 2023.
QC 53969