Certified Copy - Notarize
Certified copy simply means the attested copy by either notary or a relevant authority in your country of residence.
- In India, Notary or first class gazetted officer can use their stamp and signature to certify a Xerox (photocopy) of original documents.
- In USA, the public notary is available with public banks like Bank of America, Chase etc, including mail companies like USPS, UPS, and FedEx for a fee.
Sample Certification stamp
These are sample notary stamp as used in USA.
Stamp 1: This stamp is mandatory to show the Notary’s validity and registration number.
Stamp 2: The content of the stamp mentioning the document type can also be written by hand.
Sample notary stamp for Australia 189 - 190 visa documents
Certification / Notarization requirements
Should be marked as ’ CERTIFIED TRUE COPY OF ORIGINAL '. - Either you can write this by hand or use a rubber stamp (as shown in above image).
Should have Notary signature.
Should have Notary official stamp.
Should have Notary date of signing. Date format: dd/mm/yyyy If using any other date format, then write date with month in English letters like 4 Apr, 2018 .