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Certified copy by an official - HELP!!!

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Discussion Time
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StarX_2StarX_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Discussion Time
I am applying for assistance with tuition fees and I met this request:

A CERTIFIED COPY IS A PHOTOCOPY OF AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT. THIS COPY MUST BE STAMPED AND
SIGNED AS BEING A TRUE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL BY AN OFFICIAL: A MINISTER OF RELIGION, DOCTOR,
LAWYER, CIVIL SERVANT, TEACHER/LECTURER, POLICE OFFICER.
THE PERSON CERTIFYING THE COPY MUST PROVIDE THEIR NAME, JOB TITLE, ADDRESS AND CONTACT
TELEPHONE NUMBER. THE CERTIFYING PERSON MUST NOT BE A RELATIVE.

I don't anyone of the above?? Is it possible to get this copy done paying a fees to someone?
Thanks,
StarX
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  • You must know your doctor?
    They will do it, not sure how much they charge!

    helen21
  • RoxieRoxie Forumite
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    Depending on how old you are, couldn't one of your old teachers, or your child's teacher do this?
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  • ashmitashmit Forumite
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    There are lots of people who come under civil servant - me for a start! Do you know anyone who works at the local job centre, tax office, or anything like that? You don't have any friends who are a teacher or anything?

    I've been stuck a lot in the past as for many things someone needs to have known you for at least 2 years, and I've moved around too much for my doctor to ever count. But that doesn't seem to apply with this so yes I would go to your GP.

    It says police - if you're really desperate try going into your local police station and begging them to do it!!!!
  • MidasMidas Forumite
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    Many solicitors offer this service. I recently had to have something witnessed and copied and they did it for a £5 - took about 5 minutes.

    Just look in the phone book and give a few a ring - ask them if they certify copies and if so how much they charge, so you don't get ripped off or have a wasted journey.

    A doctor might do it for free - but most of them charge quite a lot for this kind of stuff these days (which is fair enough really, they have far more important things to be doing!)

    :)
    Midas.
  • bridiejbridiej Forumite
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    Any solicitor can do it, might be worth ringing round a few to see what they charge.

    We had to get a load of documents certified, luckily a friend of the family is a solicitor and did the majority, then a local one did a couple of pages for free.

    I just pop in now and then.... :)
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  • JoBatch80JoBatch80 Forumite
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    Your bank manager can do it too! I got my old headmaster to certify my passport application - maybe thats another option?

    Jo xx
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  • IvanOpinionIvanOpinion Forumite
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    When you look at the list of people it really is a joke - it is also disgusting that people even consider charging for this. Basically all they are doing is witnessing that the photocopy is a copy of an original - and even then only to the best of their knowledge. Take the copy to a police station along with the original ... any police man/woman can sign it ... worked for me last time I needed a rush job on a passport.

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  • bylromarhabylromarha Forumite
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    I've been Money Tipped!
    If it's for tuition fees, can't one of your lecturers sign for you?
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  • bridiejbridiej Forumite
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    If you take it to a JP to certify although you have to wait it is free as they're not allowed to charge

    I just pop in now and then.... :)
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  • WHAWHA Forumite
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    When you look at the list of people it really is a joke - it is also disgusting that people even consider charging for this. Basically all they are doing is witnessing that the photocopy is a copy of an original - and even then only to the best of their knowledge. Take the copy to a police station along with the original ... any police man/woman can sign it ... worked for me last time I needed a rush job on a passport. Ivan

    I agree that someone in "paid employment" shouldn't charge, i.e. police, teachers, civil servants, doctors, etc. as they're not losing anything by taking a few minutes to witness the forms. However, anyone self employed is right to charge if they're being asked to do it in normal working hours as they are losing the potential to do proper fee-earning work for other clients. That said, I wouldn't charge if it were for one of my clients, but would certainly charge if a "non client" came to my office and asked me to do it.
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