affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed
by the declarant (who is called the affiant or deponent)
and witnessed (as to the veracity of the affiant's
signature) by a taker of oaths, such as a notary
public. The name is Medieval Latin for he has declared
of affidavits include:
allow evidence to be gathered from witnesses or
participants who may not be available to testify
in person before the court, or who may otherwise
fear for their safety if their true identities are
revealed in court.
To obtain a declaration on a legal document, such
as an application for voter registration, that the
information provided by the applicant is truthful
to the best of the applicant's knowledge. If, after
signing such a declaration, the information is found
to be deliberately untrue with the intent to deceive,
the applicant may face perjury charges.
Affidavit of Birth
Affidavit of Birth Certificate
Affidavit of Consent
Affidavit of Correction
Affidavit of Financial Support
Affidavit of Identity
Affidavit of Name Change
Affidavit of Non Military Service
Affidavit of One and the Same
Affidavit of Same Name
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