An Oath is a solemn, usually formal, calling upon God or a God to bear witness to the truth of what one says or to witness that one sincerely intends to do what one says.
Its purpose is to provide solemnity to what the person making it is saying and thus ensure that the truth is actually being expressed in the document (affidavit or declaration) that is being sworn.
Before signing the affidavit or declaration the person swearing it must read the document and be fully satisfied as to its accuracy. No blanks on it are permitted.
The affidavit or declaration must be made in front of a competent person who is a Commissioner for Oaths, a Peace Commissioner or a Notary Public who witnesses the signature. The document will only be valid if your signature is witnessed this way.
The signatory must bring identification papers with them to prove identity.
For further information you should contact:
Morgan McManus Solicitors