Help With an Affidavit: What HKPS Can Do

A reputable process server can provide a sound witness statement in respect of process service. They would never consider making a statement that is not true and correct.
help with an affidavit

Most questions we receive in connection with process serves relate to help with an affidavit.   It is the aim of this post to:

  • First, explain what an affidavit is, and
  • Second to clarify what HKPS can and cannot do to assist

Understanding an Affidavit

An affidavit is a written statement made under oath that has been witnessed and notarized by another party.

When you sign an affidavit, you are:

  • Asserting that the information is true and correct, and
  • Declaring that you have personal knowledge of the facts contained in the affidavit.   
  • Indicating that you are competent to testify if called into court about the information contained in the affidavit.  

How HKPS Can Help with an Affidavit

We can: 

  • Prepare the report of serve for the concerned lawyer to draft the affidavit
  • Check the content of draft affidavit
  • Swear affidavit in front of a Commissioner of Oaths
  • Email, immediately, a copy of the sworn affidavit
  • Post or courier the original to the lawyer

Having arranged hundreds of affidavits since 2014, we have never had one rejected.

When HKPS CANNOT Help with an Affidavit

So this is an opportunity to introduce some of the more “dodgy” things that illustrate when we cannot help with an affidavit! 🙂

As examples, we cannot:

  • Prepare an affidavit to say that a scanned passport – of an overseas person who is unknown to us – is a true and correct copy.  When a copy of any document is authenticated, the witness requires to see the original.
  • Swear a statement from unknown individuals that they are honest and upstanding citizens.
  • Draft your affidavit for a process serve.  You require a lawyer from your jurisdiction.
  • Produce a sworn statement saying that someone has no criminal record.
  • Confirm that strangers have no driving convictions – (particularly those who do not provide copies of their driving licenses)!

In short, we can work with your lawyer to ensure the affidavit for your process serve progresses smoothly.  

Christopher Wilson

About HKPS

HKPS was co-founded in 2014 by an ex-Hong Kong police officer to provide efficient and cost-effective process serves in Hong Kong, China, Macau and other parts of SE Asia.  

HKPS is a brand of the Veriton Asia Group.  Veriton offers a range of research and investigations services from full reputational due diligence and surveillance to China company checks and executive screening. 

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