A sworn statement, unlike a sworn affidavit, may be required as a result of statutory processes, like a statutory declaration. Sworn statements may also be accepted in courts, although the sworn affidavit is more common legal process. Sworn statements are usually required to be witnessed by a notary public or justice of the peace. The sworn statement carries with it an obligation to provide factual evidence, with attendant penalties for false information. In most cases sworn statements are used as the basis of providing evidence of a statutory situation like a lost diploma, or other situation requiring verification before a replacement can be issued.
Examples of Sworn Declaration: