Certifying the Identification Document

Successful verification of your identity by us is mandatory during the QuietGrowth account creation process.

If your residential address is in Australia, QuietGrowth conducts an online identity verification test. In case you fail the online identity verification test, then you would need to provide us the requested certified documentation. Please refer the section Individual residing in Australia for more information.

If your residential address is not in Australia, QuietGrowth will not conduct an online identity verification test. Instead, you would need to email us the requested certified/notarised documentation. Please refer the section Foreign individual residing outside of Australia for more information.

Individual residing in Australia

If your residential address is in Australia, we have mentioned in this section the details to certify your identification document. You would need to provide us a certified document or certified documents that together contain your (a) full name, (b) date of birth, and (c) current residential address.

The certifying authority would be mentioning the below details on a copy of the identification document. Please take a photocopy or printout of your document, and then get that certified.

'I certify that this is a true copy of the original document' OR 'Certified Copy'

Date: __________________________________
Full Name: ______________________________
Position/Title: ___________________________
Licence Number: _____________________________
Signature: ______________________________

In the above box, the Full Name, Position/Title, Licence Number and Signature are that of the Certifying Authority.

Type of documents accepted

Option 1:
If you have a certified copy of Drivers Licence
Option 2:
If you do not have a certified copy of Drivers Licence
Providing us a certified copy of Drivers Licence is the most common option preferred by our clients because that single document contains all the information that we expect: (a) full name, (b) date of birth, and (c) current residential address.

You can choose to provide a certified copy of any one, or a combination of the following documents such as

  • Passport (OR)
  • National photo identity card (OR)
  • Utility bill such as a water bill, electricity bill, telephone bill, Internet bill, etc.
  • Bank statement

In case if any one of the documentation you possess does not have all the three details (Full Name, Date of Birth, Residential Address), then you would need to provide us a certified copy of an additional document with the rest of the three details (Full Name, Date of Birth, Residential Address).

For example, your Australian passport will not have details of your residential address. Hence if you are opting for providing a certified copy of your Australian passport, you would also need to provide a certified copy of a utility bill that has your name and residential address mentioned in it.

Note:

  1. If the document to be certified is very long:
    A certified extract can also be provided, instead of providing a certified copy of the entire document. For your reference, a Certified Extract is an extract that has been certified as a true copy of some of the information contained in a complete original document.
  2. Ensure that the date of certification of the ID document is within the last 1 year.
  3. Ensure that the Proof of Address in the form of a utility bill or bank statement is issued in the last 6 months.
  4. If the ID document has an expiry date, then make sure that the ID document is not expired. For example, the Australian drivers licence will have an expiry date printed on it.

List of persons authorised to certify a document — in Australia

  • Legal professions: Legal practitioner, Patent attorney, Trademarks attorney
  • Court positions: Justice of the Peace, Judge, Magistrate, Registrar, or Deputy Registrar, Clerk, Master of a court
  • Accountant (member of ICA, ASA, NIA or CPA, ATMA, NTAA)
  • Commissioner for Affidavits, or Commissioner for Declarations (dependent on jurisdictions)
  • Notary public
  • An officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of an Australian financial services licence, having 2 or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees
  • An officer with, or a credit representative of, a holder of an Australian credit licence, having 2 or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees.
  • Australia Post employee
  • Police

Foreign individual residing outside of Australia

A foreign individual residing outside of Australia needs to provide us a certified document or certified documents that together contain your (a) full name, (b) date of birth, and (c) current residential address outside of Australia.

Please take a photocopy or printout of your document, and then get that certified.

List of persons authorised to certify a document — outside Australia

  • Justice of the Peace
  • Notary public
  • Australian Consular Officer or Australian Diplomatic Officer (within the meaning of the Consular Fees Act 1955)
  • An officer with, or authorised representative of, a holder of an Australian financial services licence, having two or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees;
  • An officer with, or a credit representative of, a holder of an Australian credit licence, having two or more years of continuous service with one or more licensees.