certified copies of docs???
Hi you helpful bunch....
I am in the process of completing the dreaded Visa forms and we need " certified copies" of passports, marriage certicficates, qualification certificates etc..... do you know how I go about obtaining these??????
I am hoping I am not the only person who doesn't know how to sort this cos I will feel a right doughnut other wise!
Are you applying online?
If so just scan in the originals in colour. No need to certify.
If you are doing it the hard way with a paper based effort then get all your documents photocopied. Make an appointment with your local JP and then take him/her the copies and the originals. They will sign them as exact copies. Just pop these in the post along with your visa application.
We took them to our solicitor with the originals (charged £50 in total) and these have been accepted. Hope this helps.
Last edited by LOOBYLOO; 09-06-2008 at 08:34 PM.
Ah yes but JPs will do it for free. ;)
Originally Posted by LOOBYLOO
And they say the Scots are tight!!
Originally Posted by Django
excellent thanks I knew somone on here would know........ free sounds good to me and yes my hubbie is a jock!!!
another thing on the list of stuff to sort out.. it seems to be growing rather than getting shorter xx
i have had to contact my uni where i did my nurse training and had to get transcripts of original nurse training, graduation cert, further training and took them to my solicitor, because i copied them all before i saw her and took the originals i was charged half price, hope this helps and good luck.
I to used the JP's as advised by another PIA user. i had over 20 A4's to certify.
i first phoned the court to see when best to go, when i got there the receptionist advised i get them all in order as the jp's dont like it when they arnt, then she stamped them all with the court stamp ready for the signature then i went into a court room during a break in hearings and had to swear on the bible, the papers were handed to the 3JP's and they all signed some of the papers to speed things up a little. they were very nice about it and even wished me all the best in OZ.
it was all FREE and took 1hour of my time in total.
i would recomend this rather than a solicitor costing on avaerage £20..
hope this helps you all
thanks peeps great advice as usual x