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Are you in need of a reliable, affordable, and professional Commissioner for Oaths in Hayes? Look no further than Moeen & Co. Solicitors. Our team of experienced solicitors specialises in providing efficient and effective Commissioner for Oaths services to meet all your legal documentation needs.

Your legal documents are crucial, and we ensure precision in every oath or affirmation, providing you with the confidence that your paperwork is handled accurately.

If you need the services of a commissioner for oaths near Hayes, you can call our qualified solicitor in Hayes on 0203 959 7755 or fill in our enquiry form.

Table of Contents

  1. Who is a commissioner of oaths in the UK?
  2. When would you need a commissioner for oaths?
  3. Commissioner of oaths services
  4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is a commissioner of oaths in the UK?

A Commissioner for Oaths is a qualified legal professional, often a solicitor, authorised to administer oaths, affirmations, and witness signatures on legal documents. This ensures the authenticity and legality of the documents. In the UK, all practising solicitors are automatically Commissioners for Oaths and have powers to administer oaths and witness affidavits.

When would you need a commissioner for oaths?

A Commissioner for Oaths is needed in various legal situations where individuals are required to make a solemn declaration or swear an oath as part of the legal process. Here are some common situations where the services of a Commissioner for Oaths may be required:

  1. Affidavits: When someone needs to make a written statement that is confirmed by oath or affirmation and signed in the presence of a Commissioner for Oaths. Affidavits are commonly used as evidence in legal proceedings.

  2. Statutory Declarations: For formal statements of fact that are required by law, such as declarations related to marriage, immigration, or other legal matters. These declarations are typically made under oath or affirmation.

  3. Witness Statements: In some legal proceedings, witnesses may need to provide a sworn statement or affidavit about what they have witnessed. This statement is administered and verified by a Commissioner for Oaths.

  4. Certification of Documents: A Commissioner for Oaths can also certify the authenticity of copies of original documents. This can be important when submitting documents to various authorities, such as government agencies or educational institutions.

  5. Court Documents: Certain court documents may require the signature and affirmation, or oath of the parties involved. A Commissioner for Oaths can facilitate the proper execution of these documents.

  6. Land Transactions: In some property transactions, individuals may need to provide sworn statements or declarations related to the transaction. A Commissioner for Oaths can administer the necessary oaths or affirmations.

Commissioner of oaths services

At Moeen & Co. Solicitors, our solicitors based in Hayes offer a full range of services as commissioners for oaths, including but not limited to:

Certifying a Document

Commissioners for Oaths can certify copies of original documents as true copies. This is often required for documents such as academic certificates, identification documents, or other important records.

If you want to certify your document as a true copy of the original, contact our solicitor based in Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2HA. We charge a fixed fee of £5 per page to certify a document as a true copy of the original.

Certify Passport Photo

Some authorities may require a certified passport photo. A Commissioner for Oaths can certify that the passport photo is a true likeness of the individual, which may be necessary for certain applications.

Contact our solicitor if you want to certify a passport photograph to confirm that the photo is a "true likeness" of the person pictured. We charge a fixed fee of £5 to certify a passport photo and confirm that the photo is a "true likeness".

Statutory Declarations

Commissioners for Oaths can witness and administer oaths for statutory declarations. A statutory declaration is a formal statement made affirming that something is true to the best knowledge of the person making the declaration. This is often used in various legal and official matters.

Our statutory declaration solicitors in Hayes, Middlesex charge an affordable fixed fee of £20 for witnessing and signing a statutory declaration. We charge £100 for legal help with the drafting or preparation of your statutory declaration.


Similar to statutory declarations, Commissioners for Oaths can witness and administer oaths for affidavits. An affidavit is a written statement confirmed by oath or affirmation and is typically used as evidence in legal proceedings.

Power of Attorney

Commissioners for Oaths can assist in the execution of a power of attorney by witnessing and verifying the signature of the person granting the power. A power of attorney grants someone else the authority to act on behalf of the individual granting the power.

If you are looking for a solicitor to make, register or end a lasting power of attorney (LPA) then contact our solicitors in Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2HA. Our power of attorney solicitors charges a fee of £300 for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA).

Change of Name Deed

If someone wishes to change their name legally, a Commissioner for Oaths can witness the signing of a Change of Name Deed. This document is used to evidence the change of name and is often required for updating official records.

If you require any of these services, please consult with our solicitors who are authorised as a Commissioner for Oaths to ensure that the process is conducted in accordance with the relevant legal requirements in the UK.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, a Commissioner for Oaths is not the same as a solicitor, but a solicitor can act as a Commissioner for Oaths.

A Commissioner for Oaths primarily operates within the UK and deals with documents for domestic use (within the UK), while a Notary Public has a broader international focus and is recognised for documents used globally. Notaries often deal with documents intended for use abroad, including legalising and authenticating signatures.

It is advisable to make an appointment with a Commissioner for Oaths to ensure their availability. This allows for a smoother process when administering oaths or affirmations.

While Commissioners for Oaths can authenticate documents, they are not authorised to provide legal advice. If you require legal guidance, it's recommended to consult with a qualified solicitor.

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