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A verified copy is a copy of an original document that has been signed and dated (preferably with an official stamp) for authenticity by a person authorised in the Oaths and Declarations Act 1957 as able to take declarations. This person could be a:
A verified copy of a whakapapa statement is acceptable only when a student cannot obtain a birth certificate. Both the student and a kaumatua must sign the whakapapa as evidence of identity and citizenship.
The signatory must identify their official designation on the front of each page of the copy (preferably with an official stamp), sign and date the copy and write the following words (or words to the same effect): "This is a true copy of an original document that I have sighted". All subsequent pages of the verified copy must be initialed by the signatory.
The document with the verification must be received by Massey University and not a copy or fax of the verified copy.
The University does not return verified copies to you. Please do not send original identity documents. If you do send originals, Massey University does not guarantee secure return of these documents to you.
As an alternative to sending in verified copies of your documents you can show the originals to a Massey University staff member who will take a copy of your original documents and will sign and date the copy to show that the original documents have been sighted.
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Last updated on Tuesday 11 November 2008