LETTER OF REFERENCE from an officer of a reputable and recognised
bank in an approved country, a practicing lawyer or a qualified
accountant. The professional referee must have known the person for
more than 12 months. A draft letter can be found below.
Any copy document must be **certified. Originals sent to us for
certification can be returned to you.
Copy documents must be fully legible. Any document presented must be in
the English language, if not, a full translation must be provided.
A certified true
copy of a document must be signed, dated and stamped or sealed by
an officer from a reputable banking institution, a notary public, a
qualified lawyer or solicitor registered with a relevant professional
body, Consular Officials, national or local Government officials in the
course of their official duties.
Suitable wording for the certification of a copy of an identity document
bearing a photograph is:
"I have met the individual and I confirm that this is a true copy of the
original document which I have seen."
For documents that verify the residential address suitable wording is:
"Certified a true copy of the original document which I have
The certifier must specify his/her full name.
FORMA PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE
(Important – Please transcribe onto the Professional Advisor’s
Re : (Beneficial Owner/Trust Settlor’s Name here)
We confirm that the above named client, who is currently resident at
********************************, has been known to us for ******years.
In so far as we are aware, we consider Mr(s)********** respectable and
honest and know of no reason why they should not be accepted by you as a
This information is given in confidence and without liability on the
part of this firm or any partner, director or employee thereof.Yours faithfully[Professional Party Signing – please also print name for identification
These documents must be sent to our office unless instructed