Affidavits and Statutory Declarations: What You Need to Know


As a Notary Public in London, we often get asked about Affidavits and Statutory Declarations. These legal documents provide sworn evidence and may be necessary for various reasons. This blog post will review what Affidavits and Statutory Declarations are, when they could be essential, and how a Notary Public can help.

What is an Affidavit?

An Affidavit is a written statement sworn under oath or affirmation. The legal document can serve as evidence in court or other legal proceedings. A person must sign an Affidavit before a Notary Public or another authorised individual to administer oaths.

What is a Statutory Declaration?

A Statutory Declaration is similar to an Affidavit, but it is made under the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835. This Act provides a form for the declaration, and it must be signed in front of a Notary Public or other authorised person.

When Might You Need an Affidavit or Statutory Declaration?

There are many situations in which you need to provide sworn evidence. Some everyday situations include:

If you need to provide sworn evidence, you may be asked to provide an Affidavit or Statutory Declaration.

How Can a Notary Public Help?

As a Notary Public in London, I can help you create and sign an Affidavit or Statutory Declaration. Here are the steps involved:

  1. Determine the type of document you need – An Affidavit or Statutory Declaration may be required depending on the situation. I can advise you on which type of document you need.
  2. Prepare the document – The Affidavit or Statutory Declaration must be drafted correctly and include all the necessary information. I can help you prepare the document.
  3. Sign the document – The document must be signed before a Notary Public or other authorised person. As a Notary Public in London, I can witness and certify your signature.
  4. Legalisation or Apostille – If the document is for use overseas, it may need to be legalised or apostille. I can provide this service as well.

Why Choose Holborn Notary?

At Holborn Notary, we understand that legal documents can be confusing and stressful. That’s why we offer a range of services to make the process as easy as possible. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose us for your Affidavit or Statutory Declaration:

For the decision as to whether a notary public is required or a commissioner for oaths will suffice. Read our blog Notary Public V Solicitor

Contact Holborn Notary for Your Affidavit or Statutory Declaration Needs

If you need to provide sworn evidence, don’t hesitate to contact Holborn Notary. We can help you with all your Affidavit and Statutory Declaration needs, and we’ll make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

**Nothing in this blog is to be taken as Legal advice and please take specific advice regarding your circumstances before you proceed.

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