A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to verify affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents. A Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Lord Chancellor. The powers granted are to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

This is an appointment automatically granted to certain legal professionals who are in practice in their respective profession or to some others because of their particular position or role in the legal system.

The list of the legal professionals who are Commissioners for Oaths automatically is as given below:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
  • Notal Public
  • Licenced Conveyancer

As such, the solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are automatically Commissioners For Oaths and have powers to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

As solicitors and commissioners for oath, we can provide the following services:

Our Team Of Commissioners For Oaths In London

We have following team of Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths at our London office:

Statutory Declarations

A statutory declaration is a legal document defined under the law of certain Commonwealth nations. It is similar to a statement made under oath, however, it is not sworn. Statutory declarations are commonly used to allow a person to affirm 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 are made on oath).

Depending on jurisdiction, statutory declarations can be used for:

  • Declarations of identity, nationality, marital status, etc. when documentary evidence is unavailable.
  • Declaring the intention to change one's name.
  • Affirming the provenance and nature of goods for export or import.
  • Statements of originality for patent applications.

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

  • witness the signatures of the declarant(s); and/or
  • draft a Statutory Declaration

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT for drafting a statutory declaration and a fee of £20 (including VAT) for witnessing signatures of the declarant on the statutory declaration.

Affidavits

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's or deponent's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths.

A solicitor at Sunrise Solicitors can:

  • draft an affidavit, or
  • administer an oath for an affidavit.

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT = £240 for drafting an affidavit and a fee of £20 (including VAT) for administering an oath for an affidavit.

Certifying Documents As True Copies Of The Originals

When you apply for something like a bank account or mortgage or you sponsor someone to visit you or join you in the UK, you may be asked to provide documents that are certified as true copies of the original.

Being Solicitors and Commissioners For Oaths, we can certify copy of a document as true copy of the original. You must produce the original document for us to certify a copy of the same to be true copy of the original.

Our Fees

We charge a fee of £10 (including VAT) per certification.

Power Of Attorney

A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent or attorney or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact. A Lasting Power of Attorney lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. It’s normally used when someone is unable to make their own decisions.

At Sunrise Solicitors, we can:

  • draft a power of attorney; and/or
  • witness signatures of principal, or grantor, or donor of the power.

Our Fees

We charge a fixed fee of £200 + VAT = £240 for drafting a power of attorney and we charge a fee of £20 (including VAT) for witnessing your signatures on your power of attorney and counter-signing the same.

Change Of Name Deed

A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name. 

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

  • draft a change of name deed; and/or
  • witness signatures of the deponent on the change of name deed.

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT for drafting change of name deed and £20 (including VAT) for witnessing signatures on the change of name deed.

Sponsorship Declarations

Sponsorship Declaration is a document whereby the UK sponsor will declare that he/she intends to sponsor the applicant for the UK visa to visit or join him or her in the UK. The UK sponsor will also confirm that he will maintain and accommodate the applicant for the UK visa without any recourse to public funds.

We can prepare your sponsorship declaration if you are considering to sponsor a person to visit or join you from outside the UK. It is very common for the sponsorship declaration to be submitted in support of the UK visitor visa applications.

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

    draft a Sponsorship Declaration; and/or
    witness the signatures of the declarant(s);

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT for drafting a sponsorship declaration and a fee of £20 (including VAT) for witnessing signatures of the declarant on the sponsorship declaration.

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Book An Appointment With Our Immigration Team

You can choose to book an appointment with one of the following immigration solicitors and lawyers depending on the type of your UK visa and immigration matter:

Mr Arshad Mahmood (Managing Director / Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Work Visas | Sponsor Licence | Student Visa | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | BNO Visa | Applications For Adopted Children | Applications For Surrogate Children

Mr Amir Naviwala (Director / Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Family Visa | EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) Applications | Long Residence Applications | Private Life Applications | Adult Dependent Relative (ADR) Applications | Naturalisation Applications | Visitor Visas

Ms. Nargis Khodadady (Immigration Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Skilled Worker Visa | Sponsor Licence | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | Family Visas | Private Life Applications | Long Residence Applications | Naturalisation As A British Citizen

Yogita Sharma (Immigration Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Skilled Worker Visa | Sponsor Licence | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | Family Visas | Private Life Applications | Long Residence Applications | Naturalisation As A British Citizen

Mr Abdul Mutee (Immigration Solicitor)

Areas of Expertise

Compensation For Unlawful Immigration Detention

Mr Muhammad Usman Rasheed (Senior Immigration Caseworker)

Areas of Expertise

Skilled Worker Visa | Dependants Of Work Visa Holders | Family Visa | Long Residence Applications | Private Life Applications | Naturalisation Applications | Visitor Visas

Book An Appointment With Our Divorce & Family Law Solicitors

Ms. Angelica Manu (Divorce & Family Law Solicitor)

Ms. Yogita Sharma (Divorce & Family Law Solicitor)

Mr Arshad Mahmood (Divorce & Family Law Solicitor)

Miss Julia Francis-Owusuasefa (Divorce & Family Law Caseworker)