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What are the CIPC requirements for certification?

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The CIPC have specific requirements for certified documents such as IDs, passports, etc.

On 3 February 2022, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) published Practice Note 2 of 2022 which set out the certification requirements for documents filed with the CIPC.

The requirements for a valid certified ID/passport are as follows:
Certified in the last 3 months (for this reason, date of certification is required)
Only one ID/passport per page (in the case of an ID card, both sides must appear on the same page)
ID/passport must be valid (i.e. the ID/passport must not be expired)

Please note: Temporary resident / asylum seeker documents are not accepted.

Specifically, documents must be certified by a commissioner of oaths and must include their:
Full name and surname
Designation (or in the case of police officers: rank and number)
Physical address (or business address)
Date of certification

Updated on: 20/02/2024

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