Temporary changes to certifying documents for a licence application:
In line with the Government’s new temporary guidance on certifying documents, from Tuesday 24 March, the CLC will accept certification of documents where the facial recognition/verification has been carried out online through a video call. Any electronic means such as, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Whatsapp video, Facetime etc can be used to make the video call.
There is no change to who can certify your documents. Documents must be certified by an authorised person, such as, a Licensed Conveyancer, Solicitor or FCILEx.
Note: In addition to the standard wording the lawyer certifying your documents MUST include the following wording when facial recognition/identification has been verified using a video call:
‘I certify that facial recognition/verification took place by video call on (date) and that the ID documentation provide is a true likeness of the applicant (name).’
How to have your documents certified via a video link:
Step 1: Email your documents to the authorised person
Step 2: Arrange a video call with the authorised person. The authorised person will verify that the photo ID provided matches the face of the person on the video chat
Step 3: the lawyer can then certify the documents and email copies back to you
Step 4: Upload your certified documents to support your CLC application through DocuSign when you submit your application.
SQA candidates that have not been able to obtain their Diploma Certificates:
SQA candidates that have not been able to obtain their Diploma Certificates from SQA or from their chosen Training Provider will be asked to provide their consent for the CLC to verify remotely with SQA their Unique SQA Candidate Reference number to confirm their educational attainment. No certification is necessary.
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