Certified copies are essential when it comes to giving up possession of original documents which might mean a risk of their loss or damage. There are various public documents under the custody of Government which are sometimes required by the citizens for multiple purposes like submitting the document as evidence in the court or for availing benefits of government schemes. Hence it is essential to keep oneself aware of the procedure to obtain certified copies of various documents.
Below is the exhaustive procedure as to how to obtain certified copies of various public documents.
How to get a certified copy of a sale deed?
A sale deed is a document containing all the details that are necessary for carrying out the purchase or sale of a property. It is indeed a highly valuable legal document which protects the person who is in its possession from getting duped.
To obtain the certified copy of the sale deed a visit to the sub-registrars office where the sale deed is registered is required. After filing the requisite documents along with the prescribed fees, a copy will be issued to you. Thereafter, which you can use the certified copy of the sale deed as a substitute of the original.
How to get a certified copy of a marriage certificate?
A marriage certificate is a document which demonstrates the union of two people and rejects any false presumption about their marital status. Generally, a marriage certificate is required while applying for new homes, visa, passport etc.
For obtaining a certified copy of the marriage certificate, you are required to apply to the registrar concerned, giving him the details of the parties involved and the reference number if available. The application is required to be submitted along with the prescribed fees.
How to get a certified copy of the birth certificate?
A birth certificate is an essential document which is many times required as a proof of your age. Even when applying for a passport or a driving licence the application is required to be accompanied by the birth certificate.
To obtain the certified copy of the birth certificate, you are required to apply in the Public Health Department of your municipal corporation where you were born and where the record of the registration of birth is being kept, which will issue the certified copy containing the original stamp.
The following details are needed to be mentioned on the application form:
Your complete name
The name of your parents
Your date of birth
Address of your parents
Place of birth
The application form is accompanied by the small fees, which varies from one state/city to another. On submitting the application, a receipt will be given to you mentioning the date on which you can get the copy.
How to get a certified copy of an FIR (First Information Report)?
FIR is a written document that is prepared by the police containing information on the commission of a cognizable offence. The information is given by the aggrieved party or any other person to the commission of an alleged offence.
As per section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, a copy of the FIR shall forthwith be given to the informant free of cost. But in case you are not the party to the case then you can obtain the certified copy of the FIR by either filing an affidavit in the court or by filing an RTI after the investigation is over in that particular case. The Right to Information Act, 2005 under section 2(j) (ii), gives a right to "taking notes, extracts or certified copies of documents or records.
How to get a certified copy of a divorce decree?
A divorce decree is the formal order of the court terminating the marriage. The decree specifies the rights and duties of the parties in connection with the divorce like the maintenance, custody of the children etc.
To obtain the certified copy of the divorce decree, you are required to approach the court with the requisite fee and apply for the copy of the judgment. In case you fret to visit the court yourself then you can also instruct your lawyer to get you the copy of the judgment.
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