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Frequently asked Question In regard of Affidavit
What is Affidavit
An affidavit is a written statement that is used in court proceedings or submitted to an institution/Authority, which can also be defined as a statement of facts accompanied by an oath. An affidavit is considered as “evidence” as per Section 3 of the Evidence Act. Affidavits are considered as legal evidence for the courts and judicial purpose, it can act as an oath or an affirmation made by the person.
Purpose of Affidavit
- The purpose of an affidavit is to states facts in a solemn and legal language. By signing and confirming the Affidavit by Deponent (person furnishing the Affidavit) makes enforceable commitment or an oath to what is said in the Affidavit.
- Affidavits are considered as an important legal document for confirmation/ information which clearly declare one’s legal standing and hence avoids future confusion or disputes.
- Affidavits are considered as a one of the major document in the decision making of the Court and Statutory Authority.
- An Affidavit is necessary to be submitted to Authorities for important actions such Name change, Address Proof, Proof of Income, Change of Signature etc.
What are the requirements to make an affidavit
- An Affidavit should be in writing.
- Affidavit should a declaration made by an individual.
- All the facts stated there must be true and relatable.
- Affidavit is always made in first person.
- Taking Oath or furnishing a false affidavit can make a person liable under the Indian Penal Code.
Who can make Affidavit?
Any person above the age of 18 years can make the affidavit is Deponent. He affirms that facts stated in the affidavit are within his knowledge and are true.
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