When are certified identity documents required to invest?
If you have an Australian ID document (e.g. driver's licence or passport), we can typically verify you online against the Australian government databases. You'll be asked to provide a copy of your identity document showing the signature as part of the application process but it does not need to be certified.
If we are unable to verify you online or if you have a non-Australian identity document, a certified copy of your identity document will be required to start investing.
What is a certified copy?
Please ensure that a certified copy:
includes the statement ‘I certify this to be a true copy of the original document’ and
is signed by an eligible certifier (see below). The certifier must state their qualification or occupation.
Who can certify identity documents?
Certified Copy means a document that has been certified as a true copy of an original document by one of the following persons:
a person who is enrolled on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory, or the High Court of Australia, as a legal practitioner (however described);
a judge of a court;
a chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court;
a registrar or deputy registrar of a court;
a justice of the Peace;
a notary public (for the purposes of the Statutory
Declaration Regulations 1993);
a police officer;
an agent of the Australian Postal Corporation who is in
charge of an office supplying postal services to the public;
a permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation
with 2 or more years of continuous service who is employed
in an office supplying postal services to the public;
Australian consular officer or an Australian diplomatic officer
(withing the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955);
an officer with 2 or more continuous years of service with
one or more financial institutions (for the purposes of the
Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993);
a finance company officer with 2 or more continuous years
of service with one or more finance companies (for the
purpose of the Statutory Declaration Regulations 1993);
an officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of
an Australian financial services licence, having 2 or more
continuous years of service with one or more licencees;
a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in
Australia, CPA Australia or the National Institute of
Accountants with 2 or more years of continuous