The self-sworn affidavit is required by Indian Embassy to get your passport renewed outside India.
The affidavit content is the same for all countries where you need to declare the time period of your stay outside India.
The self-sworn affidavit does not require a notary but you should sign it yourself. It is required for a kid’s passport renewal as well.
How to Create Self-Sworn Affidavit Online
The app takes care of creating the PDF for you and sends you the properly filled Self Sworn affidavit to your email address securely.
It will only take 2 minutes to generate Affidavit.
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#1 Enter Your Details
Enter your full name, select your Gender, and fill in your father’s name as per your current unexpired Indian passport.
The gender is used by the app to change the affidavit language to refer to ‘his/her‘ and make it unique for your case.
The app will flash an error if there are any missing fields to make sure you do not miss anything on the affidavit.
The self-sworn affidavit needs two types of addresses:
- Indian Address: This can be your parent’s address, relatives, or any neighbor in India.
- Non-Indian address: This should be your current active residential address outside India.
We strongly recommend providing your current foreign country address.
For example, people living in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, etc. should enter their current address that matches the address proof.
We have entered a sample New York address here:
#3 Date of Leaving India
The app considers the date of your leaving India as 5 years from today as the default date. This means that if you do not enter or select the actual date that left India, the app will assume it has been more than 5 years.
This affects the language in the affidavit. There is no need to worry even if you do not select the date as the Indian government just wants to make sure that you are living outside India for more than 5 years.
If you do select the actual date, the app will automatically calculate the years and days and will print on the affidavit PDF to make it easier for you.
You can download the affidavit on your computer or mobile phone and then print it.
Do not forget to sign the affidavit before submitting it to the Indian Embassy or a service provider like VFS global.
You can print the Self-sworn affidavit on plain A4 size white paper. There is no need for Indian stamp paper.
The notary requirement varies by the country you are residing in and the passport services provider there.
For example, in the USA, VFS global requires the notarization of a Self-Sworn affidavit.