CERTIFIED TRUE COPY ATTESTATION IN DUBAI

A certified true copy is a copy of a legal document that has been signed and stamped by an attorney to indicate that it is an accurate reproduction of the original. Documents such as passports, DEWA/utility bills, and letters of employment sometimes require a true copy attestation from government authorities, embassies, consulates, banks, and other private institutions worldwide.

In other words, what exactly is a True copy? Simply put, what is meant by “True copy attestation”? Is there a way to legally certify a duplicate as authentic?

There are many benefits of having a Certified True Copy Attestation. One of the main benefits is that it can help speed up the process of getting your documents certified. It can also help to ensure that your documents are correctly certified, and that you will not have to go through the process again. Certified True Copy Attestations can also help to protect your documents from fraud or tampering.

 

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What’s the Difference Between a Certified True Copy and Attestation?

A true copy is an exact duplicate of the source material. The record has not been tampered with in any way and is authentic, exact, complete, and in its original form.

The original document is copied and then If the document has been authenticated by a Notary Public, a magistrate, or a bank official, it is a true copy.

Bring both the original and the copy to a notary public, who will then check the copy against the original. The Notary Public attests The photocopy and signature are true copies.

The actual copy with an authentication is preferable to a mere photocopy in this situation. The values of the attested True copy are the same as the original document. Certified and Attested Copies:

 

SO, EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE.

The terms “certified copy” and “attested copy” are often used interchangeably, however, there are significant differences between the two. Yet more confusion? Sure, we were all in the same boat. A certified copy is a copy of a public or vital record that has been prepared and certified by the document’s official custodian. Such records are typically kept by the clerk of court. Certificates of birth and death, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees all fall under this category. Certain notaries public may “certify copies,” but that doesn’t mean they can make certified copies of government documents. Contrarily, notaries public can make an authenticated copy in states that allow it. A notary public makes an attested copy of an original document in most states that allow it.

A few important points to keep in mind with authenticated copies:

Generally speaking, states that allow this notarial act require the use of an original document in order to create an attested copy (NEVER attest to the copy of a copy).

A copy that has been authenticated by an official source cannot be attested. Another copy of a public or vital record can be obtained by requesting a new certified copy from the record’s official custodian.

It is not possible to make an authenticated copy of a transcript or other academic document. The registrar is the designated official in charge of maintaining school records. A request for a copy of these files should be made directly to the registrar.

You must be aware of the types of papers that can have “attested copies” made from them and those that cannot. We advise you to research the notary public requirements in your state. Even if you are legally allowed to “certify copies” in your state, you still can’t do so if the document is required to be copy-certified by the official custodian of the document under state law.

The certified copy is signed by someone chosen by the person or organisation who wants it. Most of the time, this person is called an authorised person. The person who can sign the certificate varies from country to country. Legislation sometimes gives someone the right to do this, like a court clerk, lawyer, or notary public. However, this is not always the case. In some countries, like the UK and South Africa, a post office employee with the right credentials can also sign your ID. [1]

If a copy of the original document is going to be used internationally, it may need to be notarized instead of certified. Getting a copy that has been signed by a notary may cost more. A copy of a document that will be used internationally may also have to follow special rules, such as the Hague Convention Eliminating the Need for Foreign Public Documents to be Legalized.

Usually, an extra certificate is needed if the main document needs to be translated. Usually, the document must be translated by a professional and come with a copy of the original document and a certificate from the professional that the translation is correct. Then, a certified copy is made of the original document, the translation, and the certificate of accuracy. For example, if you want to use a Russian birth certificate in an English-speaking country, you will need a notarized copy.

 

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However, some common questions that are often asked in relation to this process include: 

 

A certified true copy is a copy of an original document that has been signed and certified by an authorized person as a true and accurate copy of the original document.

 

A notary public, lawyer, or a commissioner of oaths can certify a true copy.

 

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A notary public, lawyer, or a commissioner of oaths can charge a fee for certifying a true copy. The maximum fee that can be charged is $40.

 

Most documents can be certified as true copies. However, some documents, such as birth certificates and passports, can only be certified by specific government offices.

 

You can get your documents certified at a notary public, lawyer, or commissioner of oaths.