How to get certified copies

You need certified copies of your identity documents when you apply for an Individual Healthcare identifier (IHI). Only acceptable referees can certify these.

You need to give us certified copies of your identification documents when you request an IHI.

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

Referees must be confident that the copies of your identification are a true copy of the original. They will need to see both the original and the copy to do this.

To certify copies of your identification documents, your referee needs to:

  • 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.

Find out who can be an acceptable referee.

Next: Who we share your IHI with

Find out who we share your Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) number with and how they use it.

Page last updated: 18 February 2021