Affidavits (Affirmations or Oaths) - must be applied for in person
At the Australian Consulate-General, only a Diplomatic Officer can assist with an affidavit.
An affidavit is a written statement that allows the person making it to present evidence in court or other legal proceedings. The person making the affidavit must take an oath (a sworn commitment based on religious belief) or make an affirmation (a secular sworn commitment) that the contents of the affidavit are true and correct. It is generally an offence to swear to or affirm false information.
DFAT's role is to witness the affidavit and administer the oath or affirmation. It does not attest to the authenticity or truth of the content of the evidence or information.
This service can ONLY be provided in-person, by appointment.