An affidavit is a statement or declaration in writing on oath or affirmation, signed by an individual, who is called the affiant or deponent, before a person having authority to administer such oath or affirmation.

Elements of an Affidavit:

  1. Statement or declaration in writing.
  2. The statement or declaration must be on oath or affirmation.
  3. 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: 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.
  2. Non-contentious/Non-litigation Matters: 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.

There are some formats of Affidavit:

01.Affidavit of Birthdate-Bangla

02.Affidavit For Correction of Name

03.Affidavit to Compromise a Criminal Case

04.Affidavit of Muslim Marriage


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