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Old 05-31-2012, 05:58 PM
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Affidavit Signing

Hello,

We are in London and applying for the Partner Visa. Our lawyer in Australia has provided our relationship statement in the form of an Affidavit which has to be witnessed. The form says, "The affidavit may be witnessed at a place outside of Western Australia by

(a) a judge of a court of that place, or a magistrate or justice of the peace of or for that place
(b) a notary public;
(c) a prescribed Australian consular official who is performing official functions at that place; or
(d) a person who has authority under the law of that place to administer an oath to another person"

Can anyone give me advice as to how I go about this as cheaply as possible? I've called a couple of Notary Publics and have been quoted up to 90 Pounds per document!!! One place was 350 in total for 2 x Affidavits and certifying 5 documents.
We are in East London so anyone around this area or central London would be great.
This is the last thing we need to do prior to lodging the application. It has taken us 4 months to gather all the information required so would really like to get this last bit done quick smart.

Thanks
Kathy


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Hello,

We are in London and applying for the Partner Visa. Our lawyer in Australia has provided our relationship statement in the form of an Affidavit which has to be witnessed. The form says, "The affidavit may be witnessed at a place outside of Western Australia by

(a) a judge of a court of that place, or a magistrate or justice of the peace of or for that place
(b) a notary public;
(c) a prescribed Australian consular official who is performing official functions at that place; or
(d) a person who has authority under the law of that place to administer an oath to another person"

Can anyone give me advice as to how I go about this as cheaply as possible? I've called a couple of Notary Publics and have been quoted up to 90 Pounds per document!!! One place was 350 in total for 2 x Affidavits and certifying 5 documents.
We are in East London so anyone around this area or central London would be great.
This is the last thing we need to do prior to lodging the application. It has taken us 4 months to gather all the information required so would really like to get this last bit done quick smart.

Thanks
Kathy
Hi Kathy,

Australia House in the Strand will actually do this for you - see this page on their site for info: Notarial Services - Australian High Commission. For witnessing a signature they charge 13 (each signature) and for making certified copies, they charge 19 per document. You can't take copies in there & have them sign them, they will make the copies for you.

Just make sure that you DON'T sign your statements prior to going to Australia House as they have to see you sign it. Both of you have to be present when the signatures are being witnessed.

We submitted our application direct at Australia House and it's quite easy. You also don't have to worry about Royal Mail losing it somewhere on the way!

Hope this helps


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