In this article, we explain when an affidavit is usually required and how you can have it notarised online.
Affidavits are legal documents that play a decisive role in various legal and administrative proceedings. An affidavit can be used to confirm the truth of a statement. This gives the statement additional credibility.
What is an affidavit?
An affidavit is a written statement or affirmation by a person who swears under oath that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of his or her knowledge. Affidavits serve as a means of presenting evidence or facts in a legal setting and are widely used in various legal and administrative processes. They are commonly used in the following cases:
- Evidence in court proceedings: Affidavits are often submitted as evidence in court proceedings to provide first-hand testimony, statements or written evidence in support of a party's claims.
- Financial transactions: In the financial sector, individuals may be required to submit affidavits to confirm their financial situation, income or other important information when applying for loans or other financial products.
- Property transactions: In property transactions, affidavits can be used to declare information about the property, title or any encumbrances that may affect the sale or purchase.
- Governmental and administrative procedures: Government agencies may require affidavits for various reasons, such as identity verification, proof of eligibility or compliance with certain regulations.
When do I need to have an affidavit notarised?
Notarising an affidavit means signing the document in front of a notary who verifies your identity and ensures that you sign the document voluntarily and with knowledge of its contents. Notarisation is used to prevent fraud and give the affidavit more credibility and authenticity. Here are common situations in which you may need to have an affidavit notarised:
- Legal proceedings: Affidavits that are submitted as evidence in court proceedings often need to be notarised. This helps to ensure that the statements made in the affidavit are reliable and credible.
- Property transactions: When dealing with real estate, it can be critical to notarise an affidavit to confirm the accuracy of information regarding property titles, liens or other matters that could affect a real estate transaction.
- Financial transactions: Some financial institutions may require notarised affidavits to ensure the accuracy of information provided by individuals when applying for loans or mortgages.
- Immigration and citizenship: Affidavits may be required in immigration or citizenship applications to support claims and provide evidence.
- Governmental and administrative procedures: Government agencies often require notarised affidavits to confirm various facts, such as identity, income or compliance with regulations.
Online notarisation of the affidavit
Via notarity you can have an affidavit notarised online with one of our partner notary's. It is not necessary for you to be physically present at the notary's office. The notarisation of your signature takes place in an online procedure. You will be connected to a partner notary in a video call and sign the affidavit in the presence of the notary. The notary will then notarise your signature.
The online notarisation of the affidavit can be completed online in just a few minutes. Here you can book an appointment with one of our partner notary's. In general, the online notarisation of your signature costs EUR 150 (plus VAT) including all costs such as postal delivery. You can also obtain an apostille for the document within a few minutes.
Affidavits are essential legal documents used to declare the truth and accuracy of information under oath. Notarising an affidavit is often required in various legal, financial and administrative proceedings to ensure the validity and reliability of the document. Whether you are involved in a lawsuit, a real estate transaction, or find yourself in a situation that requires a notarised affidavit, we can help. You can do this quickly and easily online via notarity. If you have specific questions about a particular situation, our partner notary's will be happy to advise you individually.