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Certifying Identification

For example:   'I certify that this is a true copy of the original document' OR 'Certified Copy"

                               Date: __________________________________
                               Full Name: ______________________________
                               Position/Title: ___________________________
                               Licence No: _____________________________
                               Signature: ______________________________

Certified Extract - an extract that has been certified as a true copy of some of the information contained in a complete original document

In the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Instruments 2007 (No. 1) a Certified Copy means a document that has been certified as a true copy of an original document by one of the following persons:

1) a person who, under a law in force in a State or Territory, is currently licensed or registered to practise in an occupation listed in Part 1 of Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993;


  • Chiropractor
  • Dentist
  • Legal practitioner
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Medical practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Trade marks attorney
  • Patent attorney
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologist

2) 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);

3) a person listed in Part 2 of Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993. For the purposes of these Rules, where Part 2 uses the term ‘5 or more years of continuous service’, this should be read as ‘2 or more years of continuous service’; (Please note this list is a shortened version of the AML & CTF Rules Instruments 2007(No.1)

  • Agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in charge of an office supplying postal services to the public
  • Bank officer with 5 or more continuous years of service
  • Building society officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court
  • Clerk of a court
  • Credit union officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Fellow of the National Tax Accountants’ Association
  • Finance company officer with 5 or more years of continuous service
  • Judge of a court
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Magistrate
  • Master of a court
  • Member of Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Member of Engineers Australia, other than at the grade of student
  • Member of the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants
  • An officer of the Member of the Australian Defence Force
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants or the National Institute of Accountants
  • Member of: the Parliament of the Commonwealth; or the Parliament of a State; or a Territory legislature; or a local government authority of a State or Territory
  • Notary public
  • Permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with 5 or more years of continuous service who is employed in an office supplying postal services to the public
  • Person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the law of the State or Territory in which the declaration is made
  • Police officer
  • Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution

4) an officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of an Australian financial services licence or Australian credit licence, having 2 or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees;

Foreign individual residing outside of Australia, can use a person authorised as a notary public in their foreign country. 

Any certifications on these documents must be within 12 months timeframe of submission of your application.

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