Affidavit Services

An affidavit is a document that contains facts and information promised to be true by the person making it.

You would like to add your spouse to your insurance plan? You are going back to school and need to prove your enrollment? You are applying for financial aid from the government of Ontario? The Centre offers a free meeting with a commissioner for taking affidavits to sign your affidavit.

An affidavit is a document that contains facts and information promised to be true by the person making it. An affidavit can confirm the veracity of facts and can be submitted as evidence.

Affidavits are used in many different contexts, such as family law or small claims matters. An affidavit may also be required in other circumstances to establish a legal right or to make an administrative request with the government. Your affidavit must be signed before a commissioner for taking affidavits.

Come in with your documents as well as two valid pieces of identification to obtain this free service. Please note that the Centre’s lawyers do not write affidavits and do not advise on their content.

 

For more information

The Ottawa Legal Information Centre

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal issue in Ontario.

The Centre’s services are confidential and offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. There are no admissibility criteria. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

Hours
Days A.M. P.M. By appointment only
Monday Closed 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.