Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Oaths, Affidavits and Statutory Declarations – Solicitors in Warrington

Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths.   

A statutory declaration is a formal statement confirming that the contents are true.   They are usually required if you are getting married abroad to confirm your identity and your marital status.  

Statutory declarations are also used in situations where a company director has to confirm that a company is solvent.     

Other examples may be where a bank or financial institution requires this to transfer funds to an executor after the account holder has died. 

A statutory declaration is a form which contains a statement of fact.   The person signing the statutory declaration is confirming that the contents of the statutory declaration are true by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835.

An affidavit, on the other hand, is a statement made under oath (or affirmed).   Affidavits are usually used in evidence in Court proceedings.

To be valid a statutory declaration or affidavit must be witnessed by a solicitor who is independent and impartial.  This means that the solicitor who witnesses your signature cannot be the same solicitor who drafted the affidavit or statutory declaration.  

How much does a statutory declaration cost?

Verifying oaths, affidavits and statutory declarations – £5.00 plus £2.00 per exhibit (attachments).

Certifying documents to be true copies of the originals – £10.00 per page. 

Witnessing a signature to a document – £10.00.

What is the process for witnessing a statutory declaration ?

We will need to see you in person, but the whole process should take no longer than 10 minutes.  You will be asked to confirm that the name and signature on the statutory declaration is yours and that the contents are true.  We recommend that you call us on 01925 937070 or email diane@dsmlegal.co.uk to make an appointment.

Alternatively, you can complete the enquiry form on the right hand side of this page and we will contact you. 

Notary Public  – Sometimes an organisation will require you to have a Notary Public notorise a document.   Usually this is the case where documents are to be used internationally.    Unfortunately we do not provide notary services, but you will be able to find a notary here:-


Warrington solicitors for oaths affidavits and statutory declarations

Click here to complete our DSM Legal Solicitors Enquiry Form and one of our expert solicitors will contact you.   We have the experience and dedication to get you the best possible outcome.

We can assist with employment law claims, settlement agreements, wills, lasting powers of attorney, document certification service, personal injury (accident claims), road traffic accident claims, medical negligence, criminal injury compensation claims and professional negligence claims.

Expert legal advice

We offer a prompt, straightforward statutory declaration service.    We are here to help so call us on 01925 937070 or fill out the ‘Contact our Solicitors’ form at the bottom of this web page.   Alternatively, email info@dsmlegal.co.uk and we’ll be in touch. We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.