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Sponsorship Appeal

Statutory Declaration

What is statutory declaration?

A statutory declaration in Canada is a written statement made under oath or affirmation in front of a person authorized to administer oaths or affirmations, such as a commissioner for oaths or a notary public. The statement is made in accordance with a specific law or statute, and is used to affirm the truth of certain facts or information that may be used in legal proceedings or for other official purposes. Examples of situations where a statutory declaration may be used include immigration applications, passport applications, and legal disputes.

When would you require to prepare Statutory Declaration?

You may need to prepare a statutory declaration in a variety of situations, including but not limited to:

  1. Immigration applications: If you are applying for permanent residency or citizenship in Canada, you may be required to provide a statutory declaration as part of your application.

  2. Passport applications: If you are applying for a Canadian passport, you may need to provide a statutory declaration if there is any doubt about your identity or citizenship status.

  3. Legal disputes: In some cases, a statutory declaration may be required as evidence in a legal dispute, such as a dispute over property ownership or a dispute over the contents of a will.

  4. Affidavit of support: When someone is sponsoring a foreign national to come to Canada, they may be asked to provide a statutory declaration as an Affidavit of Support.

  5. Others: Some other situations where a statutory declaration may be needed include name change, proof of employment, proof of address, and declaration of lost documents.

It's always a good idea to consult  with the  legal professional to confirm whether a statutory declaration is required for your specific situation.

The following list of statutory declarations is not exhaustive, but it includes some examples of situations where a statutory declaration may be required, such as:

Statutory Declaration
  • Immigration applications

  • Passport applications

  • Legal disputes

  • Affidavit of support

  • Name change

  • Proof of employment

  • Proof of address

  • Declaration of lost documents

  • Declaration of non-conviction

  • Declaration of non-marriage

  • Declaration of non-dual citizenship

  • Declaration of non-bankruptcy

  • Declaration of non-liens

  • Declaration of non-judgment

  • Declaration of non-debt

  • Declaration of non-tax evasion

  • Declaration of non-criminal activity

  • Declaration of non-fraud.


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