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Certified documents

As part of the admission and enrolment processes, or when updating your personal details, you may be required to provide UTAS with certified copies of important documents, for example citizenship or visa documentation.

A certified copy is a copy of an original document that has been verified as being a true copy after the original document has been sighted by an authorised person. The person certifying the photocopy must sight the original document and include the following details on all pages that contain information:

  • the official stamp or seal of their profession or organisation,
  • include the statement "This is a true copy of the document sighted by me" and;
  • include the date, contact number and signature of the person certifying the copy

Who can certify my documents?

  • Bank, building society or credit union officer with five or more years of continuous service
  • Commissioned officer, warrant officer or non-commissioned officer of the Australian Defence Force at the rank of Sergeant or above
  • Justice of the Peace
  • Legal practitioner
  • Magistrate, Judge, Registrar, Deputy Registrar or a Clerk of a court
  • Medical practitioner
  • Pharmacist
  • Police officer
  • Accountant who is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants, or the National Institute of Accountants or the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or Registered Tax Agents
  • Sheriff or Sheriff's officer
  • Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary education institution

For a full list of persons classified as a Commissioner for Declarations, please visit the Department of Justice.

Alternatively, you can present your original documents to be copied and certified by UTAS staff at the Student Centre.

More information

If you have any queries about certified copies of documents, please contact U Connect on 1300 361 928 Monday to Friday during business hours or submit an enquiry here.