Commissioner of Oaths
We have obtained the Commissioner of Oaths Title which authorises us to verify legal documents such as affidavits
What is a Commissioner for Oaths?
A commissioner for oaths is a person who is authorised to verify legal documents such as affidavits which are statements in writing made on oath. Other legal documents can also be verified by a commissoner for Oaths.
Function of Commissioner For Oaths
A commissioner for Oaths must:
- ensure that evidence in question is in written form (a draft affidavit).
- establish that the person before him/her has read the draft affidavit and fully understands its contents.
- require the person making the affidavit to swear that the affidavit is true.
- to verify that the affidavit was properly sworn by completing a "jurat" on the affidavit.
Circumstances Where Commissioner for Oaths is Required
- Where you are giving evidence on affidavit for court proceedings in Ireland.
- If you are making an affirmation, declaration, acknowledgement, examination or attestation for the purposes of court proceedings or for the purposes of registration of documents.