Can I write my own statutory declaration?
Section 2 of a statutory declaration is where you write your statement. You can type your statement, or use a pen. You should not use a pencil because information could be erased.
How do you swear a document?
When you swear a document you will be asked to sign it in your usual signature and then take the Bible in your right hand and repeat some words to the effect that the contents of the document are true. If you are not of the Christian faith you can “affirm” instead of swearing on the Bible.
Who can sign a declaration form?
A statutory declaration is a written statement which a person swears, affirms or declares to be true in the presence of an authorised witness – usually a Justice of the Peace, a lawyer or a notary public.
Can an Authorised witness be a family member?
Your approved witness can be a: family member. friend. person related to the content in your statement.
Who can be a witness to a signature?
If you don’t have someone who can act as a witness for you, such as a friend or acquaintance, you can consider having a lawyer or notary public act as your witness instead. Keep in mind that some documents may require both witness and notary signatures, and that they should not be from the same person.
Can a family member certify documents?
It is not advisable for you to witness or certify a document for a member of your family. This is because of the potential for an actual or perceived conflict of interest (see Section 4.3.