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MrsCheeks Aug 29th 2010 6:00 pm

Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 
Rgards having witnesses sign declarations - will they accept a JP (Justice of the Peace) signature for immigration purposes?

JP's don't charge for their services on witnessing legal documents you see, so that would be a load off for anyone going through the process. Massive bonus for me 7 yrs ago when I was registering a business and couldnt afford the solicitors fees!

Those in the UK, you can get JP details from local council offices or even in the Yellow Pages :thumbup:

BEVS Sep 3rd 2010 2:06 am

Re: Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 
Yes. A Justice of the Peace would be OK.

Persephone Sep 3rd 2010 11:57 am

Re: Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 
When I needed certified copies to send in with my ITA I got quotes for £2 per certification by some solicitors and that was in London so it isn't that expensive. The notary public I had to use for my NZ occupational registration was a lot more...I had no choice with that:sneaky:

BevK Sep 3rd 2010 12:54 pm

Re: Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 

Originally Posted by Persephone (Post 8823312)
When I needed certified copies to send in with my ITA I got quotes for £2 per certification by some solicitors and that was in London so it isn't that expensive. The notary public I had to use for my NZ occupational registration was a lot more...I had no choice with that:sneaky:

Thanks guys for all your input. Got charged £5 in London which I was quite happy with until I saw this - solicitor tried to charge us £10, but my partner bartered him down to £5. Never mind, all done now, good to know for future reference though. :thumbup:

joannii Sep 4th 2010 8:30 am

Re: Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 
Is a headteacher ok?

BevK Sep 4th 2010 11:27 am

Re: Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 

Originally Posted by joannii (Post 8825379)
Is a headteacher ok?

Not sure about certifying certificates but definitely not for witnessing declarations unfortunately. :unsure:

gaz1277 Sep 5th 2010 4:42 pm

Re: Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 

Originally Posted by BevK (Post 8825611)
Not sure about certifying certificates but definitely not for witnessing declarations unfortunately. :unsure:

Is a British Army Officer OK for certifying certificates?

BevK Sep 5th 2010 6:57 pm

Re: Who can witness declarations and certify certificates?
 

Originally Posted by gaz1277 (Post 8827889)
Is a British Army Officer OK for certifying certificates?

From a bit of reading that I have done, it is the same bodies that witness declarations that have to certify certificates as well. I found it easier to send in the originals with photocopies and let immigration certify them when I sent my application in. That way it doesnt cost you anything except the postage to return them to you. Hope this helps. Somebody else might know differently??:unsure:


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