What is affidavit:-


A written statement sworn before a person having authority to administer an oath. Authorities before whom affidavit may be sworn- Affidavits may be sworn or affirmed before Any executive magistrate or Any commissioner of oath appointed by a High court. Any notary appointed under the notaries act 1952.

[“Documents required for affidavit”]
• Identity proof
• Residence proof
• Age proof

[“Affidavit means”]
An affidavit is voluntarily made without any cross-examination of the deponent. An affidavit is based upon either the personal knowledge of the deponent or his or her information and belief. Personal knowledge is the recognition of particular facts by either direct observation or experience. Information and belief is what the deponent feels he or she can state as true, although not based on firsthand knowledge.

[“Who can make affidavit”]
Someone familiar with the matters in question may make an affidavit on behalf of another, but that person’s authority to do so must be clear. A guardian may make an affidavit for a minor or insane person incapable of doing so. An attorney may make an affidavit for a client if it is impossible for the client to do so. When necessary to the performance of duties,

[“Who registered the affidavit”]
Any public officer authorized by law to administer oaths and affirmations—such as city recorders, court clerks, notaries, county clerks, commissioners of deeds, and court commissioners—may take affidavits. Justices of the peace and magistrates are sometimes authorized to take affidavits. Unless restricted by state law, judges may take affidavits involving controversies before them.

Unless otherwise provided by statute, an oath/verification is essential to an affidavit. The statement of the deponent does not become an affidavit unless the proper official administers the oath.

The affidavit usually must contain the name, father/mother’s name, age and address of the deponent and the date that the statement was made, in addition to the deponent’s signature or mark. Where the affidavit has been made is also noted. When an affidavit is based on the deponent’s information and belief, it must state the source of the deponent’s information and the grounds for the deponent’s belief in the accuracy of such information. The deponent is responsible for the truth and accuracy of the contents of the affidavit. If false statements are made, the deponent can be prosecuted for perjury.

[“What is an Affidavit of Support”]
An affidavit of support is a document an individual signs to accept financial responsibility for another person, usually a relative, who is coming to the countries/ United States. The person who signs the affidavit of support becomes the sponsor of the relative.