When a document is examined, checked and certified by official bodies like the CPAs, Lawyers or the Court, this document is then be Certified as aTrue Copy. While certified true copies are used to show that there has been no interference, and no changes made, when copying an important document. They are used frequently when you need to provide important paperwork, but you can’t hand over the original as you need to retain it for future use.
Whenever you need one for bank account opening or to proof on your business, bans and related bodies will ask for a certified true copy of documents. But it is often using to apply for opening a business bank account. The banks will request to provide documents that are certified as true copies of the original. Furthermore, only a professional person can sign a certified document as a true copy of the original.
In most cases, the document should include the following :
Before sending a document to certify, you better check with the individual bank. In case they have any specific needs.
In Hong Kong, your certified true copies should in English or Chinese. If your original documents are in a different language, you need to translate them in advance.
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You may want to read: Certifying a Passport Copy by CPA, Lawyers or Notary Public