In addition to real estate services, Elaine is a commissioner for taking affidavits for BC and also has extensive experience in authenticating affidavits, statutory declarations and consent to travel letters, as well as preparation of certified true copies.
An affidavit typically arises during court proceedings and is used in lieu of oral testimony provided under oath. It is important to remember that your written testimony is provided under oath, even though you do not testify in person. If you are asked to swear or affirm an affidavit as a deponent, it must be authenticated by a notary public, such as Elaine Aubry, in order to be valid in a court of law.
A statutory declaration is similar in essence to an affidavit, but usually takes place outside the court of law.
A statutory declaration is typically used to confirm:
Status of Marriage
Lost or Stolen Documents
To learn more about the notary’s role in obtaining travel consent, please visit the website of Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada.