We have provided samples of our most commonly used affidavits so that you can get an idea of layout and content. Keep in mind that you should confirm requirements with the person/entity for whom you are swearing the affidavit. When you are swearing an affidavit the name on the affidavit should be identical to that of the identification you are presenting to the Notary.
Consent to Travel Affidavits are used whenever children are travelling with only one parent, or without both parents. The parent, or parents, who are not accompanying the child(ren) must give their consent for crossing international borders. If you are preparing your own consent to travel letter/affidavit please ensure that you use the full names of everyone involved. Most importantly the children’s names should match their passport. If you are travelling by air it is a good idea to confirm requirements with your airline, or click here for an example of a consent to travel form provided by the Government of Canada.
Affidavits of Support are used for the purpose of confirming your willingness/ability to be responsible for a friend or family member visiting from another country. They are often required by the Canadian Government before a temporary visa is issued.
We often have clients come to our office asking that the Notary sign a letter the client has prepared. If you are attempting to confirm a series of facts it is helpful for you to put these facts into an affidavit form. The General Affidavit sample will give you an idea of how to present the facts in an easy to read format and also provides a space for the Notary to witness your signature.