Form of affidavit
Affidavits must be written in the first person.
Affidavit by blind or illiterate person
Where an affidavit is made by a person who is blind or illiterate, the person before whom the affidavit is sworn must certify that
the affidavit was read to the person and that the person appeared to understand it.
Affidavit by person who does not understand an official language
Where an affidavit is written in an official language for a person who does not understand that official language, the affidavit must
(a) be translated orally for the person in the language of the person by a competent and independent interpreter who has taken
an oath, as to the performance of his or her duties; and
(b) must be signed and dated by a person authorized to swear affidavits.
Special instructions for completing an affidavit
Page 2 of 3
I, (print full name clearly)
declare that I have interpreted this form to the deponent from the English language to
the language (state dialect if applicable). I am proficient in both these languages
(and dialect if applicable) and was able to communicate effectively with the deponent. The deponent has assured me that he/she
understood what was interpreted.
[Signature of interpeter]
Where an affidavit refers to an exhibit, the exhibit must be accurately identified with a notation on it or on a certificate attached
to it, signed by the person before whom the affidavit is sworn.
Content of affidavits
Affidavits must be limited to facts within the person's personal knowledge.