This lesson consists of two topics. These will help you to go through the process of certifying true documents by following a short video of the steps needed. In addition, you will be able to download a handout for the video, and an additional information aide handout that you can take with you and use […]
Hint: The full video must be watched while in this LMS module (not in Youtube) in order to complete the lesson. In Victoria, revised legislation was introduced from 1 March 2019. This is known as the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018. This provides specific wording for oaths and affirmations, statutory declarations, affidavits, and certified copies.
According to the Victorian Government: ‘A 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 their loss or damage.’ Many legal and administrative processes and procedures also require certified copies as evidence to establish
To understand what a certified true copy is, it’s important that we first know the definition of an original document. An original document (also sometimes referred to as the primary document) is one that the authorised witness determines to be an original, using their best judgement. An original document can may be a card (e.g. a driver’s
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
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
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
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