- Take the bar-coded ID book, ID card or Passport to the nearest Police Station together with the copy you have made (the Police do not make photocopies).
- Ask for a Commisioner of Oaths to date the form, write down or stamp that he/she certifies that the document is a true copy of the original and that there are no indications that the original document has been altered.
- The Commissioner of Oaths must write down their full names, designation, contact particulars and sign the form.
- Each document must be certified separately.
- The certification date must not be older than 3 months.
- The stamp MUST be dark enough to be readable once the document has been scanned.
- The CIPC does not accept certified copies where the name of the person who certified the copies as true cannot be read.
CIPC only accept scanned copies in “PDF” file format so when scanning the document please use this format.
The document is now “Certified” and can be sent in with your application.
The following can also certify documents:
- Lawyers or notary public (who are members of a recognised professional body)
- Actuaries or accountants (who are members of a recognised professional body)
- Members of the judiciary
- Directors, managers or company secretaries of a bank or regulated financial services business.
You may read more about this CIPC requirement here: http://www.cipc.co.za/files/8214/7740/0978/Notice_54_of_2016_Objections.pdf