What is a certified/notarised copy?
When stated or required by a particular university, your application documents must be certified by a person of suitable authority and according to the guidelines below. If required by a university, documents that have not been certified correctly will not be accepted.
The following people are authorised to certify documents:
- Your agent (if you applied for admission through an authorised agency)
- A Lawyer
- A Notary Public
- A Justice of the Peace
- A Commissioner of Oaths
- A Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar
- A Member of Staff at a New Zealand Embassy
The authorised person must note on the copied document (tell them this requirements below):
- “Certified true copy” (in English)
- Their authority (in English)
- Their name
- Their signature
- Their official stamp
- Certification must be done in English for it to be accepted
If you need to provide additional information, we will let you know when we are assessing your application.