Attestation Clause

How should the Attestation Clause be completed?

You should complete the attestation clause to show the date on which, and place where, the oath or declaration was taken.

You should add your signature below the attestation clause (adding your name in block capitals if the signature is unclear), and indicate the capacity in which you are acting, i.e. commissioner for oaths.

You should initial any amendments in the text of the affidavit or declaration in the margin, and should sign the certificates identifying any exhibits.

In special circumstances, for example the individual swearing is blind, illiterate or does not speak English; the wording of the attestation clause will need to be varied. Precedents can be found in the usual practitioner texts.

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