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Certified copies of official documents.

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:40 pm

I need to get some documents certified as copies. Mainly birth certificates of the kiddos.

I know when I got married the British embassy supplied this service to us kiwis. Anyone have any idea of if this is still the case and if it is, what the cost are (I can’t remember for the life of me).

Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by Kammekor » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:03 pm

kiwiincambodia wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:40 pm
I need to get some documents certified as copies. Mainly birth certificates of the kiddos.

I know when I got married the British embassy supplied this service to us kiwis. Anyone have any idea of if this is still the case and if it is, what the cost are (I can’t remember for the life of me).

Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.
MoFA can do it for birth certificates.
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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:12 pm

Kammekor wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:40 pm
I need to get some documents certified as copies. Mainly birth certificates of the kiddos.

I know when I got married the British embassy supplied this service to us kiwis. Anyone have any idea of if this is still the case and if it is, what the cost are (I can’t remember for the life of me).

Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.
MoFA can do it for birth certificates.
I have official English translations. In order to get their passports \ citizenship nz require the original khmer documents. As I cannot have access to these to send away I need to get copies certified.

This needs to be done either by the embassy or a notary, I guess.
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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:09 pm

Kiwiincambodia...not sure if you are aware (pretty sure I already informed you in another thread), but you're translations won't be accepted by NZ Internal Affairs, you will have to pay extra for them to use their own authorised translation service (in Australia!).

Also, you must submit the original documents...notarized/certified copies are not accepted. Unless you have been in touch with Internal Affairs to confirm that notarized copies will be accepted? They are pretty strict on this.

UK Embassy no longer notarises documents for NZ citizens. To have copies of official Khmer documents certified, for official purposes, you should have it done at the MoFAIC. The MoFAIC website has a price list for this service. https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/service-fees

Remember that you are applying for "Citizenship By Descent", as thats all the kids are eligible for. Apply for passports at same time (just tick the box in the citizenship by descent application, no need to apply separately)...approximate time from sending documents to receiving documents in PP via DHL is 1 month.
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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:43 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:Kiwiincambodia...not sure if you are aware (pretty sure I already informed you in another thread), but you're translations won't be accepted by NZ Internal Affairs, you will have to pay extra for them to use their own authorised translation service (in Australia!).

Also, you must submit the original documents...notarized/certified copies are not accepted. Unless you have been in touch with Internal Affairs to confirm that notarized copies will be accepted? They are pretty strict on this.

UK Embassy no longer notarises documents for NZ citizens. To have copies of official Khmer documents certified, for official purposes, you should have it done at the MoFAIC. The MoFAIC website has a price list for this service. https://www.mfaic.gov.kh/service-fees

Remember that you are applying for "Citizenship By Descent", as thats all the kids are eligible for. Apply for passports at same time (just tick the box in the citizenship by descent application, no need to apply separately)...approximate time from sending documents to receiving documents in PP via DHL is 1 month.
Cheers PSD. Yes been in touch with DoI already and they will accept notorized copies.

The have accepted the English translations as is as well, which surprised me to some extent. They are still official (or as official as can be) documents stamped by the government, they just need the original Khmer (when I said I could not send them these that’s when they agreed to notorized copies) documents as well.

Looks like I will have to head to the ministry tomorrow. Thanks again.

I’m heading back to NZ soon so will be getting it all sorted while I’m there. Just needed to make sure I have everything as I won’t have access to all the documents should I not have everything I need.

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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:05 pm

Oh wow...I should just shut up now aye, haha! Glad to hear they're relaxing the requirements a little, that makes things easier for you.

Bring us back a crate of Tui and some maggi onion soup mix for dip, and some peanut slabs, and... haha, have a good trip back.
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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by kiwiincambodia » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:32 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:Oh wow...I should just shut up now aye, haha! Glad to hear they're relaxing the requirements a little, that makes things easier for you.

Bring us back a crate of Tui and some maggi onion soup mix for dip, and some peanut slabs, and... haha, have a good trip back.
Cheers man. Tired doing it 5 years ago and I had to jump through so many hoops and basically give them my family tree.

This time was like a 4 page document and a few signatures. They really have made it incredibly easy.
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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by fax » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:03 am

The Sangkat can provide stamped original birth certificate copies.
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Post by kiwiincambodia » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:35 am

fax wrote:The Sangkat can provide stamped original birth certificate copies.
The Sangkat we live in currently or the one on the certificate?
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Re: Certified copies of official documents.

Post by newkidontheblock » Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:08 am

American Courts don’t give out originals. Only certified copies. Any foreigners gone through the experience of getting the ministry to recognize this?
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