Certified Copies

Victorian Oaths & Affirmations Requirements Since 2018

In Victoria revised legislation was introduced, i.e. Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 and associated regulations, with the implementation date from the 1st March 2019. This Act  provided specific wording for Oaths and Affirmations, Statutory Declarations, Affidavits and ‘Certified Copies’.A number of changes made the wording for ‘Certified Copies’, Statutory Declarations and Affidavits prescribed (mandatory) as …

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Victorian Oaths & Affirmations Act 2018

In Victoria, revised legislation was introduced, i.e. Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018, and associated regulations, with the implementation date from the 1st March 2019. This Act was for the wording for Oaths and Affirmations, Statutory Declarations, Affidavits and ‘Certified Copies’.A number of changes were made to the prescribed (mandatory) wording of ‘Certified Copies’, Statutory Declarations …

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Commonwealth & State Guidelines

In Australia each of the States, Territories and Commonwealth have their own legislation as to the specific wording required for certifying of true copies. The process to be followed in certifying true copies of documents is effectively the same for all states, where as the wording is similar therefore it is best to check the …

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Why do we need Certified True Copies?

One of the most common questions that comes up is ‘Why do we need certified true copies of documents?’ Most Common ReasonA certified copy may be required for official government or court purposes and or for commercial purposes. It avoids the owner of important documents (especially identity documents) giving up possession of those documents which might mean a risk of …

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What are Certified True Copies?

To make sure that we are all on the same page let’s look as a first step as to what is the general definition of a ‘Certified Copy’… Definitions A original document is one that as the authorised witness, using your best judgement determine is an original.An original document can be paperless, i.e. cards (e.g. drivers …

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