Identity Verification – Trusts

We are required by law to obtain identification and verification documents when establishing a client relationship.  Please note that until we have received all necessary supporting information and documentation from you, we will not be able to progress with your work/transaction or accept funds into our client account.

  1. Trust documents

Please provide a certified copy of:

  1. the trust instrument, any amendments and supplemental instruments or;
  2. other documents evidencing:
  1. Parties to the Trust

Please provide:

  1. CDD* – verification documents for:

*see our guidance regarding our CDD requirements for individuals and companies. For other entities please contact us.

  1. How to obtain certified copies

Certified copies are duplicates of documents which a person of professional standing has stated to be genuine copies of the original(s).

People who can certify documents are:

  1. A qualified lawyer or attorney, registered with the relevant national professional body.
  2. A qualified accountant who is a member of a recognised professional body.
  3. A notary public, member of the judiciary, a senior civil servant, or a serving police or customs officer;
  4. an officer of an embassy, consulate or high commission of the country of issue of documentary evidence of identity;
  5. a director, officer or manager of a regulated financial services business which is operating in a well-regulated jurisdiction.

The person certifying the copy of the document must:

  1. Suitable wording of the certification

Please note that the person carrying out the certification must state:

Please note where the certification is to confirm the identity of a person it must also confirm:

Certifiers need to confirm their position and provide contact details where they can be contacted.

Certifiers need to provide their details, sign (“wet signature”) and date the certification documents.



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