What is a sworn declaration?
A sworn declaration is a document that contains a statement or a series of statements that are written and sworn to be true before an individual authorized to administer oaths like a notary public in Toronto. The person making the declaration is required to sign a separate paragraph at the end of the document. Sworn declarations are used in legal proceedings and are under penalty of perjury.
These documents are legally binding and can be challenged in a court of law if it becomes known that the declared statements are untrue.
Notary publics in Ontario are authorized to administer oaths. The process is simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. As a notary in Toronto, our role is to verify your identity by comparing the name that appears on the declaration with the name on your government-issued identification to make sure they match. Once a notary has confirmed your identity, we administer the oath and the process is complete.
If you have supporting documents that are referenced within the sworn declaration, be sure to bring them with you so they can be stamped as well.