Witnessing Documents / Certified Copies.
A statutory declaration is a formal statement that declares that something is true to the best knowledge of the declarant. Statutory declarations need to be confirmed in the presence of a legal professional, a commissioner of oaths or notary of public.
Statutory declarations are used for a variety of reasons, a good example is declaring items that you’re taking through custom. Statutory declarations are also used to transfer estates to persons entitled, most commonly executors of wills.
Other examples of statutory declarations include:
– Declaring goods for import and export
– Declaring solvency
– Patent applications
The statutory declarations act 1835 governs laws regarding the application, formality and content of the declarations. According to the act, documents must contain “I do solemnly and sincerely declare that follows: – And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations act `1835”
Wafer Phillips certify copies of original documents, provide independent witness signatures (provided the document does not specify that we are unable, i.e. if the witness must have known you for 2 or more years) and give statutory declarations. Typically, we charge £5 per document.
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