Who can certify documents?
Certified copies are duplicates of documents which a person of professional standing has stated to be genuine copies of the original documents. People who can certify documents are:
· Employees of Barclays Group or Barclays Wealth, including Barclays Bank counter staff.
· Post Office certification service.
· A government department, member of staff or official.
· A director, manager or counter staff of a bank or an authorised credit or financial institution.
· A director, company secretary or manager of an Approved Fiduciary Services Provider.
· An Embassy, consulate or high commission officer in the country of issue.
· A qualified lawyer or attorney, registered with the relevant national professional body.
· A qualified accountant, registered with the relevant national professional body.
· A notary public, a member of the judiciary, a senior civil servant or a serving police officer.
· A registered doctor currently employed by the NHS
· A teacher in current employment at a state school
The person certifying the copy of the document must:
· Print their name, sign and date the copy document, and state in writing that is a true copy of the original, which they have seen
· Confirm their position (in line with acceptable certifiers above) and provide a contact telephone number or email address where they can be contacted.
· Where a document has a photograph, the certifier must confirm this is a true likeness of the applicant.