Photocopies of these documents can be legalised, as long as they are certified as a 'true copy' by a solicitor or notary public.
The solicitor or notary public must:
- state what they are certifying (true copy, original document, witness signature etc)
- use their own personal signature, not the company name
- date the certification
- state their company address
In addition, when a document is authenticated by a notary public from England, Northern Ireland or Wales, the notary public must affix their notarial seal and apply their embossed seal.
Please note that some authorities abroad will not accept copies of certain documents, even though they can be legalised here. If you want to make sure a copy will be accepted, contact the foreign authority concerned.