What can statutory declarations be used for?

What can statutory declarations be used for?

Statutory declarations are commonly used to allow a person to declare something to be true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement or regulation when no other evidence is available. They are thus similar to affidavits, which, however, are made on oath.

Can a statutory declaration be used as evidence?

A statutory declaration is a statement of fact(s) that you declare to be true. It can be used as evidence.

What do you say when swearing a statutory declaration?

All statutory declarations must contain the following wording: “I (name) do solemnly and sincerely declare, that/as 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.”

Who has the power to take statutory declarations?

A statutory declaration can be undertaken by a Lawyer, Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or a court official and in some countries a Police Officer. A Notary Public is a public servant appointed by state government to witness the signing of important documents and administer oaths. They are usually listed in your local phone directory.

Can a unsworn declaration be used in lieu of?

UNSWORN DECLARATION. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), an unsworn declaration may be used in lieu of a written sworn declaration, verification, certification, oath, or affidavit required by statute or required by a rule, order, or requirement adopted as provided by law.

When do you need to sign a statutory declaration?

It has to be signed in the presence of a solicitor, commissioner for oaths or notary public. Statutory declarations are generally used to satisfy a legal requirement or regulation when no other such evidence is available.

How to make a statutory declaration in Victoria?

This page explains how to make a statutory declaration in Victoria. Statutory declarations must follow the process below. This process is set out in the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018. You must also use an updated form, like the one on this page.