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Affidavits and Statutory Declarations

Affidavits & Statutory Declarations

During the immigration or citizenship application process, there may be several instances that require the submission of a Statutory Declaration or Affidavit from the applicant. Commonly used documents, requiring a Declaration or an Affidavit are:


  • Statutory Declaration from the non-accompanying parent of no objection to the child immigrating to Canada
  • Statutory Declaration of Common-Law Union
  • Sworn Affidavit from a translator
  • Sworn Affidavit explaining discrepancies in the civil status documents (e.g., the different name stated on the birth, marriage certificate and/or education documents)
  • Sworn Affidavit for inability to provide a supporting document (e.g., civil status document, police clearance certificate etc.)
  • Custodianship Declaration Form for minors studying in Canada
  • Letter of Invitation in the form of Statutory Declaration/Affidavit with the undertaking of financial support for a person invited

In certain cases, where there were previous visa/permit refusals, it is advisable to submit evidence in the form of the affidavit in support of any new application submitted by the applicant. Such evidence would have more “weight” in the eyes of the officer and it may be easier to challenge a negative decision later at the Federal Court level, should the application be refused.


As part of the process of making representations on behalf of clients, our counsels, who also act as Commissioners for Taking Affidavits, prepare the above-mentioned documents and administer Oath, Affirmation or Solemn Declaration, making it convenient for the clients and eliminating the need to retain same services from other professionals, such as notaries or lawyers. Contact our office, should you require to swear an affidavit or attest a declaration.

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