An affidavit is a statement or declaration in writing on oath or affirmation, signed by an individual, who is called the affidavit or deponent, before a person having authority to administer such oath or affirmation.
Elements of an Affidavit:
*Statement or declaration in writing.
*The statement or declaration must be on oath or affirmation.
*Oath and affirmation must be administered by a person authorized by law to do so.
Types of Affidavit:
Affidavit can be classified into two main groups:
1.Contentious/ Litigation Matters
Contentious/ Litigation Matters:
These types of Affidavit make before Magistrate or Commissioner of Affidavit or Sherestadar. In court practices, it is needed to file interlocutory application with affidavit.
These types of Affidavit make before Notary Public or Sub-Registrar or Magistrate or other authorized persons. In this type of affidavit, often people make declaration relating to certificate, marriage, divorce, statements regarding birth date or name correction etc.