What does it mean to take an oath or affirmation?

Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by in Uncategorized

What does it mean to take an oath or affirmation?

In order for an affidavit or statutory declaration to be legally valid, the oath, affirmation or solemn declaration must be administered properly.

The Commissioner of Oaths or Notary Public will ask you the following:

If an Oath is given: Raise your right hand, “Do you swear the contents of this Affidavit are true? So help you God.” You respond with “I do.”

If an affirmation is given: “Do you solemnly affirm and declare the contents of this Affidavit are true?” You respond with “I do.”

If a statutory declaration is given: “Do you make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing it be true and knowing that it is of the same force and effect as if made under oath?” You respond with “I do.”

There is a penalty of imprisonment under the Criminal Code for any person making a false Affidavit or statutory declaration.

Edmonton Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths | 780-756-0084

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