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Statutory Declarations
An statutory declaration is a written solemn declaration used to assert the truth of any fact or facts or of any account in writing.  Unlike affidavits, which are generally used for court proceedings, statutory declarations have a more general application.  A statutory declaration has the same legal effect as evidence given under oath.  A Notary Public can administer the solemn declaration to the person making the declaration and sign the statutory declaration.
The Process of Adminstering a Statutory Declaration
The person(s) making the solemn declaration must appear in person before the Notary Public.  The Notary Public will verify the identity of the person, satisfy herself of the genuineness of the signature of the person making the declaration, and administer an oath or solemn declaration.   The Notary Public does not certify that the declaration is true but only certifies that the oath or solemn declaration has been administered properly. 
Examples of Common Statutory Declarations
  • Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor
  • Statutory Declaration concerning a lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or inaccessible Canadian Passport
  • Statutory Declaration of Common Law Union
Preparing for your Appointment
Please prepare or bring the following to your appointment:
  • a completed statutory declaration that is not signed; and
  • an original piece of photo identification such as a driver's licence or passport.
Statutory Declarations
For the first Statutory Declaration administered
For each subsequent Statutory Declaration administered during the same visit
Common Statutory Declaration Forms
Legal Notice
Notary Services Ontario does not provide legal advice nor does it draft documents on behalf of a client.  Our services are limited to the notarization of documents, administering oaths, affirmations and solemn declarations, certification of copied documents and the witnessing of agreements.  The presentation of information on this page is not legal advice nor should it be relied on as such.  If you require legal advice or legal drafting services, we will gladly refer you to a lawyer in your area.
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