Copy Certification

The 3rd part of the series on which Certificate to use if the document doesn’t have one (since the Notary can provide one, but is forbidden to choose) looks at Copy Certification.

This Certificate confirms that a reproduction of an original document is a full, true, and accurate transcription or reproduction of the original. Documents requiring copy certification may include: diplomas, driver’s licenses, leases, contracts, vehicle titles, Social Security cards, medical records and bills of sale.

Vital records – birth certificates, death certificates, marriage license, etc. – are not allowed to be copy certified in Oregon).

To perform this certification, the person in possession of an original document takes it to a Notary who personally makes the photocopy of the document and completes the certificate confirming the photocopy is a true, accurate and complete copy of the original.

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