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    Default "certified copy" of a licence

    This is completely un-mac-related. I am trying to roll my super into one account, and to authorise the transfer I need to provide a certified copy of my driver's licence or passport. How do I get a certified copy of my licence? Who can certify it? Can I just photocopy it and get the right person to sign it, or what?
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    Take your original to a Justice of the Peace: they will copy it, then stamp the copy and sign it to show it's a certified copy.

    You can find JPs just about anywhere -- council chambers, larger post offices, even real estate agents. Ask in your nearest shopping mall, the chances are good that someone will know where your cloest JP is. Start with the newsagent's, seeing they sell Sat Dec blanks they usually know where you can go to find a JP to witness it.


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    Do you have to pay the JP?
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    You don't have to pay any of them.

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    The postal manager at your local PO should be able to do it on the spot.

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    Rightyo. Well it looks like I might drop into the Post Office on the corner tomorrow. Thanks people.
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    Forgie.. most major shopping centres tend to have a JP at the information desk as well.

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    ..and quite often your local pharmacist is also a JP. Many local community papers also advertise JP's in the classified section.
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    Doesn't have to be a JP. Many registered health professionals can do it too. I do millions for people at work. The copy has to have the words 'I certify that this is a true copy of the original as sighted by me' plus date, signature and capacity to sign (ie registered nurse in victoria).

    BTW I know people who have had real problems finding JPs, however the Victorian Department of Justice website has a find a JP service by postcode.

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    So Dubhousing, a registered nurse can certify documents? Does the nurse need to do extra stuff to be "qualified", or does simply being a registered nurse qualify?

    If so, my partner is a registered nurse and this will be very handy! (another perk of knowing a nurse, haha)

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    There's a list here of who can certify documents:

    http://www.casa.gov.au/fcl/licence/certify.htm

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    I just go to the nearby police station with the photocopy to get it certified.
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    If that CASA list is correct, than I can get one of about 10 people I know to sign it, I don't need to go to a JP.
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    According to the Statutory Declarations Act of 1959, there's a long list of professions that are permitted to "certify the originality and validity of documents" and a registered Nurse is on the list.

    Technically, though, you're out of luck Tony -- the Act prohibits the "duly scribed officer" from offering their services as a notary witness to immediate family and their partners. That said, such things are rarely checked so as long as your nursey doesn't have the same surname as you it should pass muster.


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    Post offices provide a "100 points" service but not sure if your institution has to subscribe to the service. Considering that AusPost gets a commision on EVERYTHING and this procedure takes at least 15 minutes.

    Just today I used this service. I'm in Sydney and the institution is in Adelaide. They said go to a PO and I did. On a Saturday too!

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    I usually go to the police station to get it done.

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    Some city police stations wont do certifications as they are too busy. The post office is the best bet, unless there's a JP nearby.

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    During the day you'd want to avoid the police station, but after 10pm they're generally quite.
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    i always go to the west torrens council hamra centre, theres always a JP sitting in that little office saying "justice of the peace" in there

    i got to know my JP quite well when i sold my car earlier this year and the wanker went and racked up a few parking and speeding fines before transferring the rego into his name...few stat decs later and i believe he has now lost his licence
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