Does a statutory declaration need to be signed?

Does a statutory declaration need to be signed?

A statutory declaration is a formal statement made in a prescribed way affirming that something is true to the best knowledge of the Declarant, being the person making the declaration. The statutory declaration will need to be signed in the presence of a solicitor, commissioner for oaths or notary public.

What should a JP do if they’re uncertain about witnessing a statutory declaration?

If the person does not appear to you to have understood, you must decline to witness the statutory declaration. You must warn the declarant that: • it is a serious criminal offence to make a false declaration, and • the penalties include imprisonment.

What do you say when you witness a statutory declaration?

The person making the statutory declaration must say, in front of the witness: • I, [full name of person making declaration] of [address], declare that the contents of this statutory declaration are true and correct.

Can any solicitor sign a statutory declaration?

Not anyone can witness a statutory declaration. If we draft the Statutory Declaration we will advise you to have your signature witnessed by another solicitor or commissioner of oaths in order to ensure that the document is valid and cannot be challenged on grounds of impartially.

How much does it cost to get a statutory declaration signed?

The fixed cost is £20 for EACH & EVERY document signed and stamped. Appointment takes 5 minutes. Your document MUST be fully completed by you BEFORE you attend but DO NOT sign it.

Can my husband certify my documents?

It is not advisable for you to witness or certify a document for a member of your family.

What is JP employment?

A JP who has been appointed primarily for purposes related to his or her employment (an ’employment-based JP’) may choose whether or not to include his or her location and telephone number on the JP register. Employment-based JPs may indicate their preference on the application form for appointment or reappointment.

What do I write in the declaration?

1. I hereby declare that the information given in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. In case any information given in this application proves to be false or incorrect, I shall be responsible for the consequences.

Can a friend witness a signature?

There is no general rule that says a family member or spouse cannot witness a person’s signature on a legal document, as long as you are not a party to the agreement or will benefit from it in some way. Therefore, where possible, it is better for an independent, neutral third party to be the witness.

Can someone you know sign a stat dec?

You cannot witness your own statutory declaration, even if you are an approved witness. For example, a retired teacher cannot witness a Commonwealth statutory declaration. This does not apply to someone who is on the roll of the Supreme Court or the High Court.

Is a stat dec a legal document?

A statutory declaration is a legal document that contains a written statement about something that is true. It must be witnessed by an approved person.

Can a JP sign without a stamp?

Yes, many JPs purchase a stamp for themselves, to save time handwriting certain information, such as their full name and JP registration number. However you must never use a stamp to place your signature on a document. There is no obligation for a JP to purchase or use any stamp when performing JP functions.

Can a relative sign statutory declaration?

10. Can an immediate family member witness my statutory declaration? If the family member falls within a class of persons authorised to witness a Commonwealth statutory declaration, the family member can witness your statutory declaration.