Witnessing Documents / Certified Copies.
A Statutory Declaration is a formal statement that declares that something is true to the best knowledge of the declarant, being the person making the declaration. Statutory Declarations need to be confirmed in the presence of a legal professional such as a solicitor, a commissioner of oaths or notary of the public.
Statutory Declarations are used for a variety of reasons, a good example is declaring items that you’re importing or exporting through customs.
Statutory declarations are also used to transfer estates to persons entitled, most commonly the executors of wills.
Other examples of statutory declarations include:
– Declaring goods for import and export.
– Directors declaring solvency when entering voluntary liquidation.
– Patent applications.
The Statutory Declarations Act 1835 governs laws regarding the application, formality and content of the declarations.
The Statutory Declarations act outlines that documents must contain the following confirmation: “I do solemnly and sincerely declare that follows: – And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations act `1835”
Wafer Phillips certify copies of original documents, provide independent witness signatures (provided the document does not specify that we are unable, i.e. if the witness must have known you for 2 or more years) and give statutory declarations. Typically, our solicitors will charge £5 per document.
For any advice on Statutory Declarations, or to book us for services, please call Wafer Phillips Solicitors today on 0151 256 7898