If you are looking for Proof of Identification and/or Proof of Address Requirements for:
Depending on the Proof of Identification and/or Proof of Address Requirements process you are following above, when we request documents from you, we may need certain copies you send to us to be Certified. This means they’ve been validated by an independent, professionally qualified person.
The information below explains how to make sure the documents you send to us are properly Certified.
We accept the following professional individuals’ certification:
The person you ask shouldn’t be:
Take the photocopied document and the original and ask the person to certify the copy by:
The person certifying the document may charge you a fee.
Please note, we do not accept certified copies of copies, or identification that has been scanned and then photocopied.
If you need to certify a translation of a document that’s not written in English or Welsh, ask the translation company to confirm in writing on the translation:
You can confirm that a copy of your Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is genuine by having a solicitor who is regulated by the SRA, the Law Society of Scotland, or the Law Society of Northern Ireland certify it. You or your attorney can use a certified copy to register your LPA if you don’t have the original form.
Your attorney can also use it in the same way as the original – to prove they’ve got permission to make decisions on your behalf, e.g. to manage your bank account.
Note: OakNorth is not able accept donor self-certified copies of Power of Attorney documentation.
A solicitor who is regulated by the SRA, the Law Society of Scotland, or the Law Society of Northern Ireland must write the following text on the bottom of every page of the copy:
“I certify this is a true and complete copy of the corresponding page of the original lasting power of attorney.”
The solicitor who is regulated by the SRA, the Law Society of Scotland, or the Law Society of Northern Ireland must sign and date every page.
On the final page of the copy, the solicitor who is regulated by the SRA, the Law Society of Scotland, or the Law Society of Northern Ireland must also:
Please click here to view our complete Deceased Customer Process in detail and understand the exact requirements.
The following four documents will need to be Certified by one of the five regulated entities listed below if the Original copies are not being sent to us:
The five regulated entities (exhaustive list below) acting on behalf of the executor(s), from which OakNorth can accept certification of the four deceased customer process documents listed above are:
The individual providing the certification from one of the five regulated entities listed above documents for the four deceased customer process documents listed above, must also:
If you have any questions about identification or Certifying your documents, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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