Commissioners For Oaths

A Commissioner for Oaths is a person who is authorised to verify affidavits, which are statements in writing and on oath, and other legal documents. A Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Chief Justice and is usually, though not always, a solicitor.

A Commissioner for Oaths is appointed by the Lord Chancellor. The powers granted are to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

This is an appointment automatically granted to certain legal professionals who are in practice in their respective profession or to some others because of their particular position or role in the legal system.

The list of the legal professionals who are Commissioners for Oaths automatically is as given below:

  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives
  • Notal Public
  • Licenced Conveyancer

As such, the solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are automatically Commissioners For Oaths and have powers to administer oaths, take affidavits and statutory declarations.

When you apply for something like a bank account or mortgage or you sponsor someone to visit you or join you in the UK, you may be asked to provide documents that are certified as true copies of the original.

Being Solicitors and Commissioners For Oaths, we can certify copy of a document as true copy of the original. You must produce the original document for us to certify a copy of the same to be true copy of the original.

Our Fees

We charge a fee of £5 per certification.

Sponsorship Declaration is a document whereby the UK sponsor will declare that he/she intends to sponsor the applicant for the UK visa to visit or join him or in the UK. The UK sponsor will also confirm that he will maintain and accommodate the applicant for the UK visa without any recourse to public funds.

We prepare your sponsorship declaration if you are considering to sponsor a person to visit or join you from outside the UK. It is very common for the sponsorship declaration to be submitted in support of the UK visitor visa applications.

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

  • draft a Sponsorship Declaration; and/or
  • witness the signatures of the declarant(s);

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT for drafting a sponsorship declaration and a fee of £10 for witnessing signatures of the declarant on the sponsorship declaration.

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's or deponent's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths.

A solicitor at Sunrise Solicitors can:

  • draft an affidavit, or
  • administer an oath for an affidavit.

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT = £240 for drafting an affidavit and a fee of £10 for administering an oath for an affidavit.

A deed poll is a legal document that proves a change of name. 

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

  • draft a change of name deed; and/or
  • witness signatures of the deponent on the change of name deed.

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT for drafting change of name deed and £10 for witnessing signatures on the change of name deed.

A statutory declaration is a legal document defined under the law of certain Commonwealth nations. It is similar to a statement made under oath, however, it is not sworn. Statutory declarations are commonly used to allow a person to affirm something to be true for the purposes of satisfying some legal requirement or regulation when no other evidence is available. They are thus similar to affidavits (which are made on oath).

Depending on jurisdiction, statutory declarations can be used for:

  • Declarations of identity, nationality, marital status, etc. when documentary evidence is unavailable.
  • Declaring the intention to change one's name.
  • Affirming the provenance and nature of goods for export or import.
  • Statements of originality for patent applications.

At Sunrise Solicitors we can:

  • draft a Statutory Declaration; and/or
  • witness the signatures of the declarant(s).

Our Fees

We will charge a fee of £200 + VAT for drafting a statutory declaration and a fee of £10 for witnessing signatures of the declarant on the statutory declaration.

A power of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. The person authorizing the other to act is the principal, grantor, or donor (of the power). The one authorized to act is the agent or attorney or, in some common law jurisdictions, the attorney-in-fact. A Lasting Power of Attorney lets you appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf. It’s normally used when someone is unable to make their own decisions.

At Sunrise Solicitors, we can:

  • draft a power of attorney; and/or
  • witness signatures of principal, or grantor, or donor of the power.

Our Fees

We charge a fixed fee of £200 + VAT = £240 for drafting a power of attorney and we charge a fee of £10 for witnessing your signatures on your power of attorney and counter-signing the same.

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