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What is an oath?

  • An Oath is a solemn promise about an action. Oaths can be taken as a personal capacity and the individual shows that he or she is conscience to perform a particular act promise under Oath truthfully and faithfully​

 

What does a Commissioner for Oaths do?

  • The Minister of Justice appoints Commissioners of Oaths under the authority of the Notaries and Commissioners Act. A Commissioner of Oaths administers oaths,  affidavits(a written sworn statement), Statutory declarations, and affirmations that will be used in Alberta.
  • Commissioners must endorse their names, the date of expiry of their appointment if applicable, and the words “A Commissioner for Oaths in and for Alberta” on documents.

 

Preparation for Commissioner for Oaths?

  • Have your paperwork and matter completed, you may also ask the Oath Commissioner to prepare the matter for you. (subject to extra cost).
  • Bring your legal photo identification with you.
  • Be prepared to sign the documents. The Commissioner for  Oaths may refuse to administer the oath if it is not signed in their presence. 
  • If your documents need a witness, please provide your own witness. A Commissioner for Oaths can't act as a witness. 

 

What type of documents can be administered under Oath?

  • Swearing Affidavits
  • Statutory Declarations
  • Letter of Invitation 
  • Permission to Travel with a minor 
  • Passport Applications
  • Common-Law Union Statutory Declaration 
  • Witnessing Signatures