Notary Bulletin Hotline Tip: Giving An Oath To A Credible Identifying Witness By NNA Staff on December 01, 2009 in Hotline Tips To compel truthfulness, you must administer an oath or affirmation to a credible identifying witness. The identifying witness must swear or affirm that the signer has the identity claimed. If not otherwise prescribed by law, the following oath (affirmation) may be used: Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that you know the signer truly holds the identity he (or she) claims? The oath or affirmation must be spoken aloud, and the credible identifying witness must answer affirmatively with "I do," "Yes" or a similar response that indicates agreement. Email Share Leave a Comment Required * Name * Email *(for verfication purposes only) Comment * Enter the text shown in this image *(text is case sensitive)All comments are reviewed and if approved, will display.