Statutory declarations


A statutory declaration is a written statement declared to be true in the presence of an authorised witness. You are making a statutory declaration when you fill in and sign the 'Declaration by applicant' section of an AMC application form in the presence of an eligible witness. You also need to provide a statutory declaration setting out the reasons for any of the following:

  • your passport, drivers licence or credit card does not contain a signature
  • the signature on your passport, drivers licence or credit card is not the same as the signature on your application form
  • a document contains a previously used name.

If your eligible witness does not state their correct title (e.g. notary public) on the declaration page of your application form, you need to submit a statutory declaration providing evidence of the correct title.