LIST OF TRUSTED REFEREES FOR DOCUMENT CERTIFICATION

LIST OF TRUSTED REFEREES FOR DOCUMENT CERTIFICATION  :

  1. Commonwealth representative (as defined in the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957)
  2. Member of the police
  3. Justice of the peace
  4. Registered medical doctor
  5. Kaumātua (as verified through a reputable source)
  6. Registered teacher
  7. Minister of religion
  8. Lawyer (as defined in the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006)
  9. Notary public
  10. New Zealand Honorary consul
  11. Member of Parliament
  12. Chartered accountant (within the meaning of section 19 of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Act 1996)
  13. A person who has the legal authority to take statutory declarations or the equivalent in New Zealand (Court Registrar)

THE TRUSTED REFEREE MUST NOT BE:

  1. related to the customer; for example, a trusted referee cannot be their parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or cousin
  2. the spouse or partner of the customer
  3. a person who lives at the same address as the customer
  4. a person involved in the transaction or business requiring the certification.

WHAT IF I AM OVERSEAS?

If the client is an overseas person, a Trusted Referee must be someone who has the legal authority to take statutory declarations.

WHAT MUST A TRUSTED REFEREE DO?

  1. The trusted referee must sight the original documentary identification, and make a statement to the effect that the documents provided are a true copy and represent the identity of the named individual (link to the presenter).
  2. If the Trusted referee cannot take a statutory declaration then they should verify not certify the document.
  3. Certification must include the name, signature, and the date of certification. The trusted referee must specify their capacity to act as a trusted referee from categories (a)-(m) above.
  4. Certification must have been carried out in the three months preceding the presentation of the copied documents.

EXAMPLES OF CERTIFYING/VERIFYING  STATEMENTS

For photographic ID ( eg Passport/driver licence) use this statement:

 I verify this to be a true copy of the original, which I have sighted, and the photo represents a true likeness of [the person presenting the document to me for certification

                ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__J Smith ____________

John  Smith, Chartered accountant, Nelson

Date: 3 July  2018

 

I certify this to be a true copy of the original, which I have sighted, and the photo represents a true likeness of [the person presenting the document to me for certification

                ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­__R Brown ____________

Robyn Brown , Justice of the peace, Matamata

Date: 3 July  2018

For address verification( Utility bill, Bank statement) use this statement

I certify this to be a true copy of the original, which I have sighted.

                  M E  Pink

Name of certifier- Marlyn Eve Pink,  Justice of the Peace

Date 3 July 2018

 

I verify this to be a true copy of the original, which I have sighted.

     C Ardern  

Chloe Ardern Registered Teacher, Karamea

Date 3 July 2018