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Hotline Tip: What Is The Correct Language For A Jurat Oath Or Affirmation?

When notarizing a jurat, what is the correct verbal wording I should use for the oath or affirmation? –A.K., Beverly Hills, CA

The appropriate verbal wording for an oath for a jurat is as follows:

“Do you solemnly swear that the statements in this document are true to the best of your knowledge and belief, so help you God?”

The verbal wording for an affirmation for a jurat is as follows:

“Do you solemnly affirm that the statements in this document are true to the best of your knowledge and belief?”

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Quiz: The Many Types Of Notarial Acts

Notaries perform many different duties for the public — and it’s easy to lose track of the different acts and what states they’re authorized in. Test your familiarity with common — and uncommon — notarial acts.

(A link to the correct answers is provided at the end of the quiz.)

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