QLD Documents Certified at Justice of the Peace?

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whitecap24

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Justice of the Peace - can 3rd party get documents certified at Justice of the Peace?

Can my husband get my ID documents certified at a JP or do I have to personally be present at the Justice of the peace to have my documents certified?

If my husband is allowed to get my documents certified, does he need an authorization letter signed by myself?

Thank you for any help.
 

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Taken directly from the JP handbook:

Does the owner of the document need to be present before I can certify the copies? JPs regularly certify copies of documents for third parties for legitimate reasons e.g. a family member presenting on behalf of another. The owner of the document does not have to be present for you to complete the certification of the copies. If you have reasonable grounds for concern, it would be in order to query why the third party is presenting the document(s) for certification of copies, then use your judgement as to whether to proceed or not.