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If you wish to make an affidavit remotely, please refer to the following information. As of January 1, 2020, affidavits must follow the following procedure. This process is outlined in the Oaths and Affirmations Act, 2018. An affidavit is a written statement that you sign in the presence of an authorized witness and that you declare true and correct. To submit an affidavit, download and complete the affidavit form below. In accordance with section 30 of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 (in point 1. March 2019), the former Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958 includes the list of persons who may testify to affidavits: „I, [your full name] [address], declare that the content of this affidavit is true and correct.” The next step is to have the affidavit testified by one of the many authorized persons, such as.B.: This page explains how to make an affidavit in Victoria. In addition to the normal requirements, the witness must also attach a statement that he or she has witnessed using an audiovisual connection in accordance with the regulations. Sign under the declaration and indicate the date. By signing it, you agree that the information it contains is true. You can be charged with a crime if the information is incorrect.

You can receive a fine of up to 600 penalties, a prison sentence of up to 5 years, or both. The witness must also sign each certificate (if applicable) and attach a statement that the affidavit was seen using an audio-visual link in accordance with the regulations. You can enter or write the affidavit before visiting an authorized witness, but do not sign it yet. You must do this in front of the witness. At the end of the copy of the affidavit and at the end of each certificate (if applicable), you will receive a return from the witness, type or write: the assistant must then send the document to the person making the affidavit to complete the affidavit. If documents are attached to the affidavit, you must also do the following. You must make copies of each document and certificate that identifies the document as a part and attach each document and its certificate to each other. You will also need to use an updated form like the one on this page. Please note that if your affidavit requires the seizure of copies of documents, copies of these documents cannot currently be certified remotely. You must have copies of all personally certified required documents. Once the applicant (the person making the affidavit) and the witness have signed the document, the copy of the affidavit must be sent to the person assisting him or her before it is completed. The authorizing witness must sign the certificate and indicate his qualification as a witness of the affidavit.

If you need someone to help you, they must also be present via an audiovisual connection when signing the affidavit. If the affidavit refers to a separate document, you must sign a certificate attached to the document that identifies it as an attachment to the affidavit. You can download a template for the certificate below. If you wish to attach a certified copy of an original document to the affidavit, the certification process cannot be done via a live audiovisual connection. Documents must be certified in person. You can only attach certified copies that have already been made in person. In some cases, you may need help making an affidavit. For example, you may need someone to translate the document for you. You must continue to use the affidavit form available on this page. The normal rules for making an affidavit in person still apply, but now you can also do so through an audiovisual connection with an authorized witness. For the affidavit to be valid, the following steps must be taken: Prepare the affidavit, but do not sign it until you meet with the witness.

You must sign and date the last page of the affidavit. . This document has been certified by audiovisual connection in accordance with the COVID-19 Omnibus Regulation (Emergency Measures) (Electronic Signature and Testimonial) 2020. If for some reason you are interrupted and cannot complete the document that day, you will have to start all over again. COVID-19 Regulation (Emergency Measures) (Electronic Signature and Testimonial) 2020. You can use fax, e-mail, or another method to deliver the document electronically. Instead of meeting in person, you can arrange to „appear” before the witness via an audiovisual connection. .

Legal statements are used for many purposes, including:. Signing can be done electronically, for example by signing a PDF version on a tablet, smartphone or laptop with a pen or finger. You can also physically sign a printed version of the document and then scan it. Legal statements can now be made remotely to maintain physical distancing and slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). .