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Affidavit checklist

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Here are a few important steps to take to finish your document

Read the document to make sure it meets your needs. Make sure that your affidavit is accurate and truthful. It must also be made from your own knowledge. You are going to swear or affirm that this is the case.

Remember that if you have any questions you can easily Ask a lawyer.

The affidavit is a special type of contract called a 'deed'. This means it must be signed in a special way.

  1. Print out the affidavit. You cannot sign online.

  2. You must sign the affidavit in front of a solicitor or other person commissioned to receive oaths (eg a licensed conveyancer). While Rocket Lawyer does not provide stamping or witnessing services, most local law firms will provide such service for a fee.

  3. You will be asked to repeat a set phrase swearing or affirming that your affidavit is truthful and accurate.

  4. The solicitor or conveyancer will then sign and add their name, address and occupation directly underneath your signature. This confirms that you have sworn or affirmed that the affidavit is correct.

  5. Complete the affidavit by writing the date in the space provided at the top of the document if this has not already been completed by the solicitor or conveyancer.

  • You must keep the original of the affidavit in a safe place.

  • Make one copy for yourself.

  • So that the original can be kept safely stored, it is a good idea to certify the copies. This means that a copy is confirmed by a qualified person - usually a solicitor - as a true copy of the original document. The solicitor who swears your affidavit for you might be able to help you with this. While Rocket Lawyer does not provide certification services, they can be provided by most solicitors for a fee.

  • Provide a certified copy of your affidavit to those who need a copy.

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