Who can certify my identification if I am currently overseas?

If you are currently outside of Australia, documents can be certified by the following persons:

  • A solicitor or barrister qualified in Australia and holding a current practicing certificate. This includes Migration Agents who are also solicitors or barristers qualified in Australia
  • CBA officers at offshore branches provided the officers have 2 or more years service with CBA or other Australian financial institutions
  • Officers of any other Australian bank or other Australian financial institution (bank, building society or credit union) or Australian finance company with offices offshore where the officer has 2 or more years service with Australian financial institutions or Australian finance companies
  • A police officer of another country
  • A Notary Public
  • A judge, magistrate, registrar or deputy registrar of an overseas court
  • An Australian consular or diplomatic officer who holds one of the following positions: Consul-General, Consul, Vice-Consul, Trade Representative, Consular Agent, Ambassador, High Commissioner, Minister, Head of a Mission, Commissioner, Charge d'Affaires, Counsellor, Secretary or Attache at an Embassy, High Commissioner's office, Legation or similar.
  • 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.

Please note: The certifier must state that the photocopied document is a true copy of the original and must also include on this documentation their full name, signature and qualification or occupation which makes them eligible.

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