Certified Documents

Who is authorised to certify your documents?

An authorised person must be either an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and one of the following:

  • A registered migration agent
  • A person who is enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner (however described)
  • A judge of a court
  • A magistrate
  • A chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court
  • A registrar or deputy registrar of a court
  • A Justice of the Peace
  • A notary public (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993)
  • A police officer
  • An agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public
  • A permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with 2 or more years of continuous service who is employed in an office supplying postal services to the public
  • An Australian consular officer or an Australian diplomatic officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955)
  • An officer with 2 years or more continuous service with one or more financial institutions (for the purposes of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993)
  • A finance company officer with 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more finance companies (for the purposes of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993)
  • An officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of an Australian financial services licence, having 2 or more continuous years of service with one or more licensees
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, CPA Australia or the National Institute of Accountants with 2 or more years of continuous membership