Witnessing & Swearing Documents

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We offer document witnessing and swearing services to individuals and corporate entities on appointment.

You may need our services if:-

  • you are giving evidence on an affidavit for court proceedings in Ireland;
  • you are making an affirmation, declaration, acknowledgement, examination or attestation for the purposes of court proceedings or for the purposes of registration of documents;
  • you are securing a Mortgage, and require a Deed of Confirmation and accompanying Independent Legal Advice*

Practising solicitors generally have the power to administer oaths - this generally arises in the context of swearing of affidavits.

Certain Documents are required to be sworn not merely signed or witnessed. This happens often in the case of particularly complex or significant documents. Swearing a document ensures that the deponent (person signing) has given the proper consideration to the document and verifies its accuracy and truthfulness.

When swearing a document you must ensure that you are certain you wish to swear and the statements contained in the document are true. It is an offence to swear that something is true when it is not. Swearing a document is similar to what a witness does in court when that person swears that he or she will tell the truth

If you are required to swear an Affidavit, Declaration or other document please contact our offices. Your will need to bring along your photo ID and we charge € 15 per document.

We also offer a drafting service whereby we can prepare an Affidavit or Declaration specific to your requirements.



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