an affidavit is a document which sets out a number of statements on paper to which you will swear to their truth
An affidavit is a document which sets out a number of statements on paper to which you will swear to their truth. This document may then be used as evidence in a trial. It is important that the affidavit be absolutely true as it will be used as your statement in the future.
A notary public or commissioner of oaths is the correct person required to swear your affidavit. By swearing the affidavit, you are stating that the statements are true and you are bound to its contents. The notary is not required to confirm the statements made in the affidavit but is merely witnessing your signature and you swearing to it its truth. The affidavit must be signed in front of the notary and not before or afterwards. Furthermore you must bring all copies of any exhibits referred to in the affidavit. Notations will be made on the exhibits before the affidavit is considered complete.