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
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.