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Certification of Documents


The certification needs are different from one bank to another, understanding the compliance request from the bank you have selected is a must otherwise you will engage resources and time helplessly.

Bank account opening at distance requires a set of certified documents, offshore bank account opening services will also support you by preparing your risk profile for the financial institution.

Certified true copy: This is often prepared by a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and is included in the cost of company incorporation services. It’s a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document, which has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, but only that it is a true copy of the primary document.

A certified copy is often used in English-speaking common law countries as a convenient way of providing a copy of documents. It is usually inexpensive to obtain. A certified copy may be required for official government or court purposes and even in commercial purposes. It avoids the owner of important documents (especially identity documents) of giving up possession of those documents which may cause a risk of their loss or damage

Translation services: usually the bank will require a copy of the translator passport

Apostil: Apostils are affixed by Competent Authorities designated by the government of a state which is party to the convention. A list of these authorities is maintained by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Examples of designated authorities are embassies, ministries, courts or (local) governments

Notarization: A notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A notary's main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship's protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction. Any act is known as a notarization. The term notary public only refers to common-law notaries and should not be confused with civil-law notaries.

Bank introduction services experts knows each financial institution compliance requirements and will prepare a list of documents with or without need for certification.

Our Hong Kong bank introduction experts well understand the specific requirements for banks in Hong Kong, Dubai, Mauritius, Geneva, Cyprus and will assist you with a FREE consultation.