Administration of Oaths
There are occasions when you may require an Oath to be Administered. Usually you would be requested to Swear an Oath in relation to a personal matter and often you will be given the document that you need to bring to us that we will have you sign under Oath.
An Oath is a binding promise you make as God being your witness. We house a number of religious scriptures in our office so that you can Swear your Oath on the Religious Scripture of your own choice. We will ask you to place your hand on your chosen religious scripture and repeat some words.
If you are not religious, or if you simply prefer not to Swear on a religious scripture for any reason whatsoever, we will Administer an Affirmation for you. This is a declaration made by you, which can be used in place of the Oath. Both the Oath and the affirmation have equal value and one does not have more legal weight than the other.
You may need to Swear an Oath / Affirmation in relation to a:
- Court Documents such as a Witness Statement or Divorce papers
- Change of Name Deed Poll
- Statutory Declaration of any sort
- Affidavit of any sort
- Power of Attorney
- Appointing a Deputy
- Police Notice or Penalty Charge
- Pawn Broker receipt
- Any many more….
It may be that you have not been given the document that needs to be Sworn. If so, we will prepare the document for you. If you need the document prepared, please let us know in advance so that we can discuss the procedure for you, which will depend on what document you need and for what purpose it is needed.
Generally, you will not need an appointment to Swear an Oath / Affirmation as these are quick jobs which take up to 10 minutes.
Please note you must bring your ID with you to Swear an Oath. We will need to see your original Passport or Photo Driving Licence with Counterpart and we will need to see proof of your address by way of a recent bank statement or recent utility bill. If you do not have the correct ID please call us in advance so that we can arrange for alternative documents to complete the ID check.
To Swear an Oath or Affirmation please attend the office, or call on 0208 646 4885 or email us at Legal@p-llp.net.