Where can I certify copies for FREE?

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Found 19th Aug 2009
I would like to certify some copies of documents but have been told it will cost at least £5 per copy, does anyone know if I can have this done for free anywhere?

Thanks

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You could try your local post office. I was successful in getting my post master to certify some documents for me a short while ago. Some will charge, it depends, but you can only ask.

Know any accountants, civil servants ?

Your post office will do it for free if you know your postmaster.

If not, they may charge you £6.85 for up to 3 documents.

Details of service: postoffice.co.uk/por…693

Your countersignatory should be a professional person or a person of good … Your countersignatory should be a professional person or a person of good standing in the community. The list that follows gives examples of the type of person that would be suitable. If you are not sure who to ask you can call the IPS Passport Adviceline on 0300 222 0000.[LIST][*]accountant[*]airline pilot[*]articled clerk of a limited company[*]assurance agent of recognised company[*]bank/building society official[*]barrister[*]chairman/director of limited company[*]chiropodist[*]commissioner of oaths[*]councillor (local or county)[*]civil servant (permanent), but not someone who works for IPS[*]dentist[*]director/manager of a VAT-registered charity[*]director/manager/personnel officer of a VAT-registered company[*]engineer (with professional qualifications)[*]financial services intermediary (eg a stockbroker or insurance broker)[*]fire service official[*]funeral director[*]insurance agent (full time) of a recognised company[*]journalist[*]Justice of the Peace[*]legal secretary (fellow or associate member of the Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs)[*]licensee of public house[*]local government officer[*]manager/personnel officer (of a limited company)[*]member, associate or fellow of a professional body[*]Member of Parliament[*]Merchant Navy officer[*]minister of a recognised religion (including Christian Science)[*]nurse (RGN and RMN)[*]officer of the armed services (active or retired)[*]optician[*]paralegal (certified paralegal, qualified paralegal or associate member of the Institute of Paralegals)[*]person with honours (an OBE or MBE, for example)[*]pharmacist[*]photographer (professional)[*]police officer[*]Post Office official[*]president/secretary of a recognised organisation[*]Salvation Army officer[*]social worker[*]solicitor[*]surveyor[*]teacher, lecturer[*]trade union officer[*]travel agent (qualified)[*]valuer or auctioneer (fellows and associate members of the incorporated society)[*]Warrant Officers and Chief Petty Officers[/LIST]

Original Poster

Thank you, I have 5 copies and don`t want to pay £5 per copy, but will definitly try the post office if they`ll do 3 for the £6.85 , Ithink thats reasonable.

Do you have a drawing office or maybe a finance/admin department where you work? They may well have a "Certified Copy" stamp and a handy photocpoier aznd a manager prepared to sign it off.

From moneysavingexpert.com:
No point in spending £7. Some police stations will do it for free (although some decline). Many solicitors only charge £5. Banks will often refuse unless it is for a part of their company.

Original Poster

Thanks, will try local police station then post office.

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divasupreme;6061351

Thank you, I have 5 copies and don`t want to pay £5 per copy, but will … Thank you, I have 5 copies and don`t want to pay £5 per copy, but will definitly try the post office if they`ll do 3 for the £6.85 , Ithink thats reasonable.



i can verify post office do charge this for 3 , i used the service recently and they will do a couple extra if youre really friendly n chatty, flirty etc;-)

i think pharnacy can do it also, just stamp n date it
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