A Statutory Declaration or ‘Stat Dec’, as it is known in the legal world, is a formal statement confirming that something is true. Making a false declaration is an act of perjury.
It has to be signed in the presence (witnessed) of a Solicitor, Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public.
We cannot witness you sign a Statutory Declaration that we have prepared, but we can witness one prepared by another firm.
- By people who wish to change their name as a method of legally adopting their new name so they can use it on documents such as passports and driving licences.
- By financial institutions to transfer money to people legally entitled to deal with the estate of a person who has died, such as executors of a will.
- Declarations of identity, solvency, nationality or marital status when documentary evidence is unavailable.
If you would like to make a Statutory Declaration or need one witnessing by us please call or email and we will be pleased to assist.