WHAT IS AN AFFIDAVIT?
An affidavit is a sworn statement put in writing. When you sign an affidavit, you're claiming that the information within the document is true and correct to the best of your knowledge. It has the same force and effect as taking an oath in court.
Before you sign the affidavit, a notary must first confirm your identity by examining a valid photo ID. He or she then imprints his or her notary seal after the signature. The notary then signs after the notary seal.
WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
There are many uses for affidavits. In American Samoa, it is often required by government agencies for many different reasons, such as modifying a birth certificate, obtaining certain government benefits, proving one's identify, and much more.
If a government entity in American Samoa has informed you that you need to produce a signed affidavit, stop by our office and speak with one of our staff. They will inform you what documents you will need for us to draft the required affidavit. Once the document has been drafted, one of our notary's on staff will notarize the document for you.