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Authentication

Authentication is the means by which a copy of a public record can be accepted in place of the original record for the purposes of legal proceedings. This is in accordance with s.9(2) of the Public Records Act 1958. The authenticated copy is more commonly known and referred to as a certified copy, and the process is normally referred to as certification.

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