LIST OF ACCEPTABLE CERTIFIERS

If you are in New Zealand:

  • Member of the police
  • Justice of the peace
  • Registered medical doctor
  • Member of Parliament
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Notary Public
  • Practising Lawyer

If you are outside of New Zealand:

  • Notary Public
  • Practising Lawyer

Note: Please show the original document to the certifier and ask the certifier to use the following wording:

I certify this to be a true copy of the original, which I have seen [and the photo bears a true likeness of the holder*]

*Please delete words in brackets if not applicable

Note: Certification must include the name, signature, contact details of certifier (e.g. phone number, postal address or email address), and the date of certification. The certifier must specify their capacity to act as an acceptable certifier from the lists set out above.

Note: the certifier must not be:

  1. related to the customer
  2. the spouse or partner of the customer
  3. a person who lives at the same address as the customer
  4. a person involved in the transaction or business requiring the certification.

Note: Certification must have been carried out in the three months preceding the presentation of the copied documents.