New Zealand High Commission Ottawa, Canada
Witnessing legal documents
Authorised staff at the High Commission are able to witness Affidavits, Affirmations, Statutory Declarations and other documents for use under New Zealand law. Such documents can only be witnessed at the High Commission. There is a fee for this service.
In addition to High Commission staff, the following persons may take statutory declarations in Canada for use in New Zealand:
- Commissioner of Oaths
- Justices of the Peace
- Persons authorised by Canadian Law to administer oaths for the purpose of judicial proceedings
- Solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand
In cases where there is any doubt over the form or stature of the witnessing required, this should be checked with the relevant judicial authority in New Zealand.