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I have a client who is self isolating and needs me to certify some ID documents. i was thinking of getting her to scan copies over to me then having a Zoom call to compare them to the originals whilst she is on screen. i'd record the sessino.

What are people's thoughts? Is anyone doing this / something else at the moment?

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By SouthCoastAcc
12th Nov 2020 14:02

Sorry not helpful but I've done a couple on the doorstep.

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By Mr_awol
12th Nov 2020 15:40

Why do they need them certified?

If they are appointing a solicitor, for example, then the solicitor needs to take MLID and as such let them do the zoom viewing stuff.

You could ask them to send them to you but if that have Covid you probably dont want the documents to be sent to your office anyway.

I suppose the zoom method works - although why would you record it? Unless you normally take a video selfie of yourself inspecting the hardcopy documents, that is......

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
12th Nov 2020 16:48

Mr_awol wrote:

although why would you record it? Unless you normally take a video selfie of yourself inspecting the hardcopy documents, that is......

Fair point. I guess I was just thinking as it’s outside the norm I’d do something to confirm it happened.

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By Comptable
17th Nov 2020 12:10

You will sign a copy of a document stating that you confirm that it is a true copy of the original (or something like that).
If you are satisfied that what you say is true then your job is done.

Sometimes the organisation requiring the certificate specifies the wording they want but this can be read “liberally”. If they want you to say you have seen the original they are not likely to say that having seen it online doesn’t count.

They only want to tick a box!

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