Affidavit of Citizenship
This is a commonly notarized document. Sometimes a person will need a signed Affidavit of Citizenship to get an identification document created. There could be other purposes as well. The problem is that the person who needs this document, never seems to know how to write it, and always turns to the notary. It is unclear to me if this is considered a “legal document”, so it is unclear if it is giving legal advice when helping someone draft this type of document. In Florida, a Florida notary shouldn’t assist anyone draft any document since rules are more stringent there about what is considered legal advice. Below is wording that I typically used when I helped people draft these types of documents.
Sample wording for Affidavit of Citizenship
I (name of affiant) solemnly swear that I am a citizen of the United States of America, so help me god.
Signature of affiant
(attach jurat certificate wording or a loose jurat certificate here, or have this notary verbiage written on the loose jurat certificate if there is space provided)
If you feel that it would be giving legal advice to dictate how this verbiage should be spelled out, then you can assist the signer (affiant), but asking him/her this question. What do you want this document to say? For example, “I solemnly swear that… what?…”. Then they will give their answer. Then you can vaguely say, “Then you might consider writing what you just said, although I can not advise you on this matter”.
You might ask the signer to have this document typed out with a signature line BEFORE you go to the appointment if you are a mobile notary. Once again, the Affidavit of Citizenship is a common document, and you should expect to see it regularly during your notary commission if you do notary work for the public.
Note: There is no such thing as an immigration notary, however, Affidavits of Citizenship might be related to the immigration process.
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