What is an affidavit


An affidavit is a written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath.


When clients visit the bureau asking for help with an affidavit:

1.If this is for a court case and the client is entitled to legal aid/assistance their appointed lawyer will arrange this for them at no cost
2.They can ask their lawyer to prepare this for them at a fee
3.They can prepare this themselves and sign in the presence of a commissioner for oaths who will charge them a fee (currently £3.50)




For taking an affidavit or declaration or an affirmation for each person making the same, the fee is £3.50.

And in addition thereto, for each exhibit therein referred to and required to be marked or for each Schedule required to be marked is 50p.



Ensure that individuals do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them or through an inability to express their needs effectively.