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Certification of Documents

Find out more about certifying the documents we need to identify you. 

Who can certify your original documents?

  • Lawyer, Solicitor or an equivalent registered legal professional
  • Notary Public
  • Accountant, Actuary or Tax Advisor who is a member of a recognised professional body
  • Staff member of Al Rayan Bank UK or Masraf Al Rayan    
  • Registered Trust Advisor (STEP - Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners registered only)
  • An officer of an Embassy, Consulate or High Commission of the country of issue of the proof of identity document
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • Any approved UK government translator or solicitor as per Government list of acceptable translators and interpreters
  • Post Office staff

Certified copies must contain

  •  Full name of the person certifying the copy
  • Contact details e.g. home address or work address and telephone number
  • Occupation
  • Signed and dated to include the words: – Confirmed to have seen the original copy; and – Confirmed as complete/true/accurate (or similar) copy of the original.

In practice, if the individual is an employee (e.g. Solicitor or an equivalent registered legal professional, post office employee) the relevant stamp of the employer should be affixed to the signature as part of the certification. If the individual is a member of a professional body, the relevant qualification/membership number should be stated. Certifications from Post Office must include the Post Office document certification form.

Please note, the following people cannot certify your documents:

  • A person related to you
  • A person in a relationship with you for e.g. a friend, spouse or partner
  • Someone living at the same address as you

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