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

NNA Hotline Tips For NotariesWhen 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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Lee Ann Kjar

31 Jan 2016

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