The Indian Oaths Act, 1873 governs the law relating to affidavits in India. In simple terms an affidavit is a statement in writing with an oath or affirmation in the form of confirmation administered by a person authorised to do so and is used as legal evidence in the court of law.

 Affidavit facilitates authenticity to a document and also contains verification. It is done through a court with a stamp paper and incase it is notarized or authenticated it will have a caption with a venue and title related to the judicial proceedings. In case of an affidavit you are under an oath but you give your testimony on paper willingly and in writing. The parties to an affidavit are the Deponent (person making the affidavit), a notary authority and the affiant (person making the affidavit).

Following are the different types & formats of affidavits:

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

STATE OF _______________________

COUNTRY OF _____________________

PERSONALLY came and appeared before me, the undersigned Notary, the within named _______________________, who is resident of Country, State of ______________________________, and makes this his/her statement and General Affidavit upon oath and affirmation of belief and personal knowledge that the following matters, facts and things set forth are true and correct to the best of his/her knowledge.

 

(Insert Statement)

 

 

                DATED this the ____ day of ________________, 20______

__________________________                                                                                                                                   Signature of Affiant    

SWORN to subscribed before me, this _____day______ ______________, 20______

 

_____________________________                                                                                                              NOTARY PUBLIC                       

 

My Commission   Expires:______________________

SAMPLE AFFIDAVIT

Docket No. _________________________

                       

Plaintiff- Respondent ,  :

                 V.                     :                                   AFFIDAVIT

[Your Name],                 :

Defendant – Movant.  :

 

[Your Name], being of full age,  on his or her oath,  deposes and says:

1. I am the petitioner in the above matter.

2. [Then set forth your sworn statement in numbered paragraph form.]

3. …………

4. ………….

5. ………….

 

Date   ___________                                                                                                                                                              Signature of Affidavit Petitioner

Sworn to and subscribed before me this  _________________________ day of _________________,

___________________________

 

 

 

Notary Public Signature: __________________________________

 

 

 

 

SAMPLE AFFIADVIT OF RESIDENCE FORM

 

The Notary Public/ Executive Magistrate

………………………………………………..

(AFFIDAVIT)

 

 

I ………………………………………………………………………S/O, D/O ………………………………………………………………………… Resident of ……………………………………………………………………………….P.O ……………………………………………………….. P.S ………………………………………………….. District……………………………………………………………………….…. do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as follows:

(1) That my permanent residence is Mohalla / Village……………………………………………………………………………… P.O ………………………………………………………………………………..P.S ……………………………………………………………………. Ward No……………………………. Circle No…………………………Holding No…………………… District………………………… (2) That I require a residential certificate.

 

 

                          That the contents of this affidavit are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

 

Deponent

 

I, identify the deponent who has                                                                                                                                    signed in my presence.

                Advocate

 

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT OF MARRIAGE

I hereby declare my name is _________________, I am ___________________________ years old , am currently working  as a ________________________________,  and currently reside at _____________, ________________________,_____________________,___________________________.

I further certify that on ______________________, in the City of_________________________, State of __________________, Country of ________________________, I was legally and ceremonially married to _________________.

 

 

All these I declare to the best of my knowledge and belief to be true, correct and complete.

________________________________                                                    ____________________________ ___________________________                                                                   Date

 

 

STATE OF ____________________, COUNTRY OF______________________________, ss:

 

________________________________

                                                                       Notary Public

 

________________________________                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                     Title

 

My commission expires _____________

 

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT NOC (NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE)

(Note: to be prepared on stamp paper)

AFFIDAVIT (for vehicle)

 

 

I ____________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________, do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as under:-

1. That I am the owner of Vehicle Regd. No: ________________ Engine No: __________________ Chassis No: _______________ Model _____________.

2. That all documents of vehicle & address are right and genuine, if they are found to be bogus I shall be responsible for the same.

3. That I want to get N.O.C from _______________________ to ______________________

____________________                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                       Deponent

 

 

 

VERIFICATION:-

Verified that the above statement of mine is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.

 

 

____________________

                                                                                                                                               Deponent

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT- FORM NO. INC-9

 

 

(Pursuant to section 7 (1) (c) of the Companies Act, 2013 and rule 15 of the Companies (Incorporation) Rules, 2014)

 

 

Name of the proposed company:

I ……………………………….., being the subscriber to the memorandum / named as first director in the articles, of the above named proposed company, hereby solemnly declare and affirm that:

 

  • I have not been convicted of any offence in connection with the promotion, formation or management of any company during the preceding  five years ; and

 

  • I have not been found guilty of any fraud or misfeasance or any breach of duty to any company under this Act or any previous company law during  the preceding five years ; and

 

  • All the documents filed with the Registrar for registration of the company contain information that is correct and complete and true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:                                                                                                                            Signature:

 

 

Place:                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFFIDAVIT (FOR BIRTH CERTIFICATE)

I, ………………………………………………………………... S/o, D/o, W/o…………………………………………………………………… R/o…………………………………………………………………………………..………….  do hereby solemnly affirm and declare as under:-

  1. That my son/ daughter ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… (Name of Father/ Mother)

was born on dt……………………………………………………………… at  H. No……………………………………………………..

2.    That the birth event of my son/ daughter has never been entered in MCF or any where else through our in India neither by me nor by my family members.

3.    That the particulars of ever born child of …………………………………………………………………………………….. (Name of Father/ Mother)

are as under:-

 

Sr. No                  Name of Child                 M/F                Place of Birth             DOB            Order of Child

       a)                         ……………………….                    ………               ……………………..            ………           …………………….

      b)                          .……………………..               ……….              ……………………..            ………            …………………….

      c)                          ……………………….               ……….              ……………………..           ……….            ……………………

 

Deponent

Verification:-

Verified that the contents of my above said affidavit are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief and nothing has been concealed therein.

 

 

Deposent

 

 

 

Similarly, there can be a no of affidavits in different circumstances and to serve different purposes but the ultimate aim is to acquire authenticity and enforceability in the court of law.

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