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When to use Affidavit

This documentation serves as a written and notarized statement under oath. An affidavit (also commonly referred to as a sworn statement) may be used for a number of legal purposes. Affidavits are often used as evidence during legal contests, but they may also be used in order to attest to certain fact for varied purposes such as insurance coverage, employment needs and estate planning. After you have filled out an affidavit form, you will need to take it to be formally notarized. This process allows courts, banks, employers and other interested parties to treat the information you have provided as a sworn statement for legal purposes. Because you are swearing to the accuracy of the information provided in an affidavit, take care to be truthful, as failing to do so could result in negative legal consequences.

Please note that this is a general affidavit form. We provide more specialized declaration forms as well, so please feel free to browse our other affidavit documents if you are looking to make a statement for a specialized purpose.


At any time that you need to make a statement under oath (as legally defined), you may be able to use an affidavit in order to do so. Please consider connecting with an attorney if you have any questions about the procedures you may need to follow in order to ensure that your affidavit form is complete and may be properly used for a legal purpose. If you need to make a sworn statement, this form can help you to accomplish that goal.

Alternative Names

Sworn Declaration
Sworn Statement
Sworn Statement of Fact
Sworn Oath Statement
Sworn Oath Form
Sworn Affidavit
Affidavit Letter
Affidavit Form
Statement Under Oath
Declaration Under Oath
General Affidavit
Legal Affidavit