Swearing An Affidavit In Vancouver – Same Day Notary

February 16, 2017 | Published by

Do you need to swear an affidavit in the Vancouver area? Our lawyer and notary public at Morris Notary is able to provide this service to you same day, and at a reasonable cost.

Whether you’re looking to swear an affidavit for court, for Pharmacare, or for change of name, our Vancouver downtown notary is fully qualified and licensed to administer oaths and swear affidavits.

What is an affidavit used for?

An affidavit can be used for a wide variety of uses including, but not restricted to, the following:

  • affidavits for Provincial or Supreme Court of BC
  • affidavits for change in appearance or name
  • affidavits to dispute a violation ticket
  • affidavit of service

Note that an affidavit is different from a statutory declaration in terms of document preparation, as well as the purpose of the document.

How does an affidavit differ from a statutory declaration?

An affidavit is a written statement of facts, opinion, belief or knowledge.

Unlike a declaration, an affidavit is a written document that can be used in court. This means that an affidavit is to be used over a declaration for some legal documents. A declaration would be used for most scenarios outside of court proceedings.

Contact Morris Notary if you are unsure of what type of document you need to have sworn. We have experience swearing affidavits for all types of scenarios, from judicial proceedings, to affidavits for change of name.

How do you write an affidavit?

An affidavit can be prepared by you, or by our notary public at Morris Notary. We have provided details on how to write an affidavit on our website.

After an affidavit is drafted, it must be sworn by a lawyer, notary public, or commissioner of oaths, which we have available to you here at Morris Notary. It is our role to confirm that the following criteria have been met:

  • You are physically present when signing the document
  • You must have proof that you are the person who is testifying under oath (the deponent)
  • You understand, or show signs of adequately understanding the statements contained in the document

Once the above criteria have been met, you may then swear the contents of the document and sign the affidavit. In order for us to verify that you are the deponent, we will require you to provide valid government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.

At Morris Notary, we strive to provide you with accessible and efficient notary services. For this reason, we offer same-day appointments as well as mobile notary services. If there is anything we can do to further accommodate your needs, please call our notary office at (778) 819-8553 or email us at [email protected] and we will make ourselves available, whether it be outside of office hours or even on weekends.