What is meant by a certified copy of a document?

Certification of copies of original documents must be carried out by one of the following:

  • Garda Síochána
  • Chartered & Certified Public Accountant
  • Notaries Public/Practising Solicitor
  • Embassy/Consular Staff
  • Commissioner for Oaths
  • Bank or Building Society Official

The person providing the certification should complete the following on the copy:

  • Confirm that it is a true copy of the original document.
  • Clearly state, in capital letters, his/her name, position, address and telephone number of the company/firm/practice or employer for whom they work.
  • Sign, date and preferably stamp the document with their official stamp.