Commissioners for Oath​

A Commissioner of Oaths is an individual who is authorized by law to witness signatures for certain documents such as affidavits and statutory declarations. The SDG Library provides the services of a Commissioner of Oaths during regular library branch hours.

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Briton Solicitors specialize in Immigration law, family law, commercial law, civil litigation, commercial property, landlord & tenant, road traffic offences and Personal Injury. Our highly experienced team with a proven record always helps clients all across the UK.  Our practice combine a rich depth of experience with accessible, responsive and affordable legal services. 

About Commissioners for Oath

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to verify affidavits and other legal documents, it is a power granted by the Chief justice. It allows us to verify affidavits, certify documents, witness signatures and statutory declarations.

Areas of Expertise

Application to amend birth registration

Declaration affirming parentage

Delayed birth registration forms

Election to change of name of child under the age of 12

Statutory declaration by an applicant to correct an error in registration

Legal name change application

Blank statutory declaration

Insurance claims

Common law status affidavits;

Special invitations to family members overseas;

Passport applications (in lieu of guarantor)

Pension purpose attestations of recipient being alive and confirming their residency

Residency document

Lost passport

Single status certificate

Consent letter for traveling with a child commonly referred to as a travel document

Federal government permanent residency card applications

Affidavit waiving vaccinations based on religious grounds

Please note that we are not Notary Public.

    1. Please bring in your complete document to be commissioned but do not sign it until the Commissioner is available to witness your signature.
    2. In order to have your document commissioned, all parties required to sign the document must be present and must provide valid photo identification.
    3. We recommend that wills, living wills, power of attorney, divorce, separation, or custody agreements be taken to a lawyer or notary’s office as our commissioner will not sign these documents.

The following is a listing of documents a Commissioner of Oaths cannot sign:

Any affidavit related to divorces, separations or real estate matters

Documents that need to be certified or if true copies need to be authored

Forms which call upon a Commissioner of Oath, yet also request certified true copies of other documents as attachments. Because the Commissioner cannot certify attachments, they cannot sign the affixed application (as listed above, the only exception is that of a federal government permanent residency application)

Affidavits of true affidavits required for an applicant of a marriage license. These must be signed by a notary public. These documents are to be taken to a lawyer for appropriate advice and assistance

Please note we reserve the right to refuse commissioning services of any document.


Briton Solicitors are highly experienced team of solicitors in the heart of London. We will always be happy to assist you and answer any of your queries every step of the way. We provide tailored and unique advice to each of our clients. We make sure you are well informed of every aspect of your case and time frames where possible.

*This is subject to entering into a CFA agreement in accordance with our policy and complying with your responsibilities under the agreement.


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Ilford, London, IG1 4LX
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