Where can I get documents certified?
Posted on 7th April 2019
Due to the dreaded 'B' word (Brexit), your Solicitors in Preston have seen a rise in the number of people who are applying for an Irish Passport.
But, as part of the process of applying, you have to have your identity certified by a professional, such as MG Legal. But what is certifying a document, and how much does it cost?
What is certifying a document?
Documents can be certified to show that they are a true copy of the original document. Alternatively, they can be certified to show that the person in the picture is a true likeness to the person who owns the documents (i.e. the Passport Holder).
How are documents certified?
You would usually need to take your original document to any number of people, usually a professional, such as your Solicitors in Preston, MG Legal. Other examples include a Post Office (contact your local one to check that they can help) and your GP. They will then normally take copies of the original document, and they will write something along the lines of…
I, (insert name), hereby certify that this is a true copy/likeness of the original document/(person’s name).
They will then sign underneath, print their name and address and date the same. If you use a solicitor to certify the documents, they will normally add their SRA number alongside this.
How much does it cost?
Well, this depends on who certifies the documents, how many documents you need certifying, and how many copies you need. Generally, prices start from as low as £5.00 per document (usually for one copy), and can range up to £10.50 per document (for up to three copies). Your local solicitors in Preston usually charge £5.00 per document for one copy.
So, if you need documents certifying, give us a call on 01772 783 314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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