An eligible witness should do the following in your presence:
- certify that each document is a true copy of the original (the witness must at least state that it is a 'certified true copy')
- witness your signature on the AMC application forms
- certify every page of all documentation presented (i.e. include the certification wording; their signature, name and title; and the date they made the certification).
The certifications should not cover any of the text, stamps, signatures or information on the provided documentation. Certifications on adhesive labels will not be accepted. If the documentation has been copied back to back, the eligible witness should certify both pages.
If the documentation is certified by a notary public, the notary seal/stamp is required (where possible). If the notary public certifies the document on a separate page, it needs to be correctly notary bound (not stapled).
The witness who originally witnessed your application form declaration should also certify each page of the documentary evidence and/or statutory declaration that you submit. However, if you are unable to contact your original witness, you may use a different eligible witness. You will have to submit a statutory declaration to explain why you are using a different witness. If you are able to contact the witness who originally witnessed your declaration on the application form, you can get that witness to certify your documentation and submit it to the AMC.
If your witness has certified your documentation in a language other than English, you must provide a certified English translation of the wording. All English translations must be translated by an authorised translation service or authority.
Last Updated on Monday, 13 February 2012 14:38