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Offline Johnson

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Having documents certified in NZ
« on: July 17, 2008, 11:46:32 pm »
Where can I get copys certified in NZ and is there a charge?

I have everything together to submit for our ITA and am nervous about sending all the originals through (especially passports and birth certificates)

Thanks!
Applied for work permit 14/04/2008
EOI submitted 20/04/2008
EOI selected 23/04/2008
ITA received 05/05/2008
Work permit approved 27/05/2008
Arrived in NZ 31/05/2008
PR received 01/10/2008

Offline Cameleon

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Re: Having documents certified in NZ
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 03:20:03 am »
Hi Johnson! Your originals will be fine. We sent our passports and all other originals, together with the copies, AND the $1400 in cash - all in the envelope. And about a week later all the originals and receipt was delivered by couriers to our door. We certified most of ours in SA, but for the others we used a Justice of the Peace, a retired judge just up the road at a retirement home. Check your local telephone directory for "justice of the peace" - there's quite a lot. We didn't pay anything!  O0



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Re: Having documents certified in NZ
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Offline Alta van zyl

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Re: Having documents certified in NZ
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 04:50:52 am »
On certain days at most community centres there should be a JP to sign documents,  find out at your closest community centre or in phone book as Mags has mentioned

Offline Durbschick1

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Re: Having documents certified in NZ
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 06:34:41 am »
Cool, thanks, I also had this question!!! :clap:



Offline WendyH

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Re: Having documents certified in NZ
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 11:44:38 am »
We went to the court house to get our docs certified - also no charge.
EOI selected - 21 May 2008
ITA received - 1 July 2008
ITA lodged - 14 July 2008
PR approved in principle 04 May 2009
Received passports with stickers - 03 June 2009

Offline Adviser

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Re: Having documents certified in NZ
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 09:50:57 pm »
If you are in NZ documents can be certified by any lawyer, Justice of the Peace or Court Registrar. Those services are free of charge. Please note that documents certified by the police are not acceptable. Some lawyers do charge if there are too many documents to be certified.
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