Oh sorry, I am having a day when I am struggling to make sense to myself let alone anyone else I am applying for a Govt job back home. All offical documents need to be photocopied. The photocopied needs to be certified by someone. The someone has to view the originals at the same time to make sure I have doctored them. Does that make sense? Think I need mroe coffee.
Hi having lived in Australia I know it is common and straightforward to do there. Here it is something you are not really required to do, I think a solicitor is the answer, I have had documents witnessed (in a role I had for a charity), I was able to walk into a solicitor in town and have it done without an appointment, cost about £5 I think. Otherwise call the CAB and see if they have an alternative?
The original document will need to be checked then photocopied and then certified to be a true copy of the original document and a stamp will be used which says this and it will then have to be signed by the person certifying it. It has to be done by an 'officer of the court' so either an employee at a local county court or a solicitor/legal executive who are commissioners for oaths. I very much doubt any solicitor will do it for free, they will usually charge £5 per document but may charge a reduced fee if there are lots to certify.
You can just walk into any solicitors office and ask a solicitor to certify it for you. if I remember correctly, the fee is normally £5 per document, plus £2 for any Appendices / accompanying documents