Documents witnessed, certified or authenticated

CODR provides online legal document witnessing fast and cost-effectively.

Documents witnessed, certified or authenticated

CODR provides online legal document witnessing fast and cost-effectively.

Need a document witnessed by a lawyer or JP and don’t want to travel? CODR can witness your legal documents quickly and cost-effectively, entirely online. Take care of statutory declarations, agreements, certified copies of documents and other legal documents, all without leaving home.

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How it works

Send us the document

Use the form below to send us the document you want witnessed along with your details and a preferred date and time to sign online.

Send document 

An online meeting is set up with the right expert

We will find an expert to complete the witnessing or certification online at a time that suits you. We invoice you for a fixed fee amount prior to signing.


Participate in the signing process online

You complete the document online and receive a signed PDF file alongside information regarding the signing process (including time, date, parties, and photos).

Send us the document

If you have any questions, please email us or call us on 0800 CODR 00 (0800 2637 00)

Documents witnessed, certified or authenticated

You might need to give someone a witnessed, authenticated or Apostille certified document or a certified copy of a document.

Get a document witnessed

Some documents, such as affidavits, affirmations, deeds and declarations, need to be witnessed by an authorised person to confirm the document is true and accurate.

Alternatively, you might need a certified copy of a document to give a to third party (such as a court or governmental body). A certified copy is a photocopy that has been stamped or endorsed by a person who confirms that the copy is a true copy of the original.

You might be told who needs to witness or certify the document. You will probably need a:
• Justice of the Peace
• Solicitor of the High Court
• Notary Public (there may be a cost)
• Deputy Registrar at a court (not all courts will be able to certify copies)

CODR can provide an expert to witness or certify the document online quickly, for an easy one-off fixed fee.

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Is it effective?

CODR has had its online process and platform independently reviewed by an expert barrister, who confirmed that documents witnessed and/or certified online using our services will meet the relevant requirements for contracts and commercial documents, oaths and declarations, and affidavits and other court documents. Not only that, documents signed using our processes are arguably more reliable than old fashioned pen and paper!


Documents relating to land

Some documents associated with land or mortgage transactions must be certified or witnessed by a lawyer.

This process is slightly more complicated. If you need this type of document certified (e.g. an Authority and Instruction form), contact us to learn more about how we can help. If we cannot assist, we will do our best to help you find a practical solution.

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Frequently asked questions