Statutory Declaration

A statutory declaration is a legal document defined under the law of certain Commonwealth nations. A statutory declaration could be made in an insurance claim where evidence is lacking. You would swear that information is true and it would be sworn under a commission of oath.

Other times a statutory declaration is made can involved declarations of your identity, martial status or nationality. You would likely make a statutory declaration when changing your name.

It is important to recognize that if you make a statutory declaration to an insurer and then it is proven to be false you could be dealing with a fraud situation. This could void your claim and you can be charged under the criminal code.