Affidavit? What is that? People are scared off by this sort of legal jargon. Some of my clients find it difficult to pronounce correctly.

Simply speaking, an affidavit is used for purpose of giving written evidence in judicial proceedings. The same document can be prepared in the form of statutory declaration if it is not to be used in court proceedings.

I would like to show how an affidavit looks like as below:

 

Affidavit

 

I, ____________ presently residing at __________________ do solemnly and sincerely declare

THAT I am currently single and therefore I am free to marry.

THAT I intend to marry Ms XXX. I have no direct blood tie or kinship within 3 generations with Ms XXX.

THAT To the best of my knowledge and belief there is no legal or other impediment to my marriage to the said Ms XXX.

I made the above statement believing it to be true.

Sworn by the said ____________________

at 71-75 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9JQ, this ________

in the year Two Thousand and Twelve

 

Before me

 

Stephen Yiu

Notary Public

London – England

 

After executing the document, you have to make an oral statement like this:

I (full name),swear by Almighty God, that this is my name and handwriting and that the contents of my affidavit are true.

If you are not Christian, you can affirm like this:

I (full name),do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare and affirm that this is my name and handwriting and that the contents of my affidavit are true.

2 replies added

  1. SELLO MSIBI 4th April 2018 Reply

    NatWest Bank
    To:
    sellomsibi@yahoo.co.za

    29 Mar at 12:00

    NATIONWIDE BANK AND FINANCE GROUP

    24Hours Online-Banking Service
    Registered in England.
    Registered No: 1026167.Q
    Registered Office:
    1-8 Kensington Gardens Square,
    London, W2 4BHA

    Attn: Sello Msibi,

    Good Day, Your file got to my table today. Accept my deepest
    condolences for your loss. I am fully ready to release the reference
    account to you.

    We have actually begun the transfer process of account to you as the next
    of kin of Mr. Johannes Msibi. The reference account has quiet a huge
    closing balance with a high interest gained over time.

    It was initially difficult locating account because it has not been used
    for a while but this account still remains valid.

    Our policy demands that the listed documents be made available by you
    before we can complete the account transfer/ funds to you.

    The required documents are:

    1: Police Report of Mr. Johannes Msibi.
    2: Sworn Affidavit of truth and claims.
    3: Death certificate of Mr. Johannes Msibi.
    4: United Kingdom next of kin identity Letter.

    Documents are for official use only.

    On receiving these documents, we will then legally transfer amount &
    account’s backup file to you. Expecting your quick response to serve you
    better.

    Thank you for your patronage.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr. Rod F. Ward
    Tel: +44708762896
    Fax: +44705385006
    Group Risk and Finance Director
    Number 2
    Kelvin VLaw Firm
    To:
    sellomsibi@yahoo.co.za

    04 Apr at 10:34

    Mr. Sello Msibi,

    Kelvin V’Baalen Esq, Partner Tam
    Law Firm. Solicitor at law,
    Office address, Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes, MK15 0ZR. UNITED KINGDOM.

    You can go ahead with your verification but i don’t have time for all this.
    Yours in service,
    Barrister Kelvin van Baalen.
    Number 3
    e: Important Message
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    NatWest Bank
    To:
    sellomsibi@yahoo.co.za

    04 Apr at 11:15

    Attn: Benjamin Karp,

    Your NatWest Bank Account is currently active. The Online Department will forward your Offshore Account Online Details to you before the end of today.

    Thank you for your patronage.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mr. Rod F. Ward
    Tel: +44708762896
    Fax: +44705385006
    Group Risk and Finance Director

    NUMBER 4
    Richard Steele
    To:
    tsebokematla@yahoo.com

    Mar 25 at 1:17 PM

    We are unfamiliar with each other but it takes a day for people to know. I will like to propose a legitimate business to you and please take this seriously. I am proposing a deal that will make us richer and you are very important to this deal as you will find out.

    I am a senior accountant with Nat West Bank UK. I have worked here for a little more than 17 years now and I was the personal accountant to one Engineer (Johannes msibi) a foreign contractor with Royal Dutch plc who has an investment account with my bank. Unfortunately, my client died along with his nuclear family at France while on sabbatical in the summer of 2007, may their soul rest in peace. He died without leaving a will. Several efforts were made to find his extended family through your embassy without success.

    I received a notice last week to provide the next of kin of Johannes msibi Been his accountant of the account risk been transferred to the government (es-cheat) in 21 days time. I am contacting on you to assist me in repatriating the funds left behind by my late client since you both share the same last name.This claim will be executed without breaching any UK laws and success is guaranteed if we cooperate on this. The bank will release the account to you because of your last name and my recommendation of you as the next of kin. I am a very religious person and I cannot lie; I expect the same from you. I will forward my International passport so you know that i am not joking, when I get your response. The amount involved is 9,649,400 Pounds; I propose we share the proceeds 50:50, I think this is fair. I will give you all the necessary information about the deal when I get your response.I anticipate your cooperation. Treat this proposal with utmost confidentially and urgency for a 100% success.

    If you are not interested please delete this mail.

    NUMBER 5

    Kelvin VLaw Firm
    To:
    sellomsibi@yahoo.co.za

    Mar 29 at 5:09 PM

    Mr. Sello Msibi,

    I am in receipt of your email. The costs and expenses of each document are as follows excluding retainers’ fee:

    1.Police report of Johannes Msibi – £200
    2.Death Certificate of Mr Johannes Msibi £-200
    3.Copy of the Next of Kin Identification letter -£700
    TOTAL AMOUNT IN ZAR R17.000

    I can provide you with our agent in South Africa Banking Details for payment if you request for it.
    Yours in service,
    Barrister Kelvin van Baalen.

    The above-metioned information is that true or scam
    Regards
    sello msibi

  2. Ian 11th April 2019 Reply

    Hi, I have an affidavit from Jamaica that needs my signature and a witness of me signing the affidavit. My question is do Stephen Yiu cover the Caribbean region and if so how much will it cost for a Solicitor to be a witness of me putting my signature on the affidavit?

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