certified copy

  

Definition

Reproduction of a document or record, authenticated by the issuing authority or a competent third-party (such as a notary public) as a true facsimile of the original.

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  • When accepting a job placement in the United States, the new employee must complete forms for tax purposes that require a certified copy of any document that proves citizenship or a right to work, such as a birth certificate, a visa, or a green card, that has been notarized to prove authenticity.

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  • Some documents are so important that you should get a certified copy so that you know everything is fully official.

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  • The certified copy was received and stored in the vault for safe keeping as we wanted to be certain there would be no problems.

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