What are certified copies and what needs to be copied?
Certified copies are those that have been made and subsequently confirmed (by being witnessed) as being genuine copies of the original. Only certain people as recognised by the law in the country in question can certify copies. In the UK, a wide range can assist including but not limited to: magistrate, justice of the peace, solicitor,dentist and doctor. In the USA, only a Notary Public can carry out this service. Whoever you engage for this service will need to see the original document and will then either stamp and sign copies you’ve made or alternatively make copies themselves and stamp and sign them to state that the copies are a true copy of the original document. Fees for getting this done vary considerably: some find the cheapest way is to book an appointment at the local Magistrates Court while others find a local solicitor cheaper. You should expect to pay in the region of 50p to £5 per copy depending on the amount of copies required. My advice is to ring around as many local