An affidavit is a type of verified statement or showing. In other words, it contains a verification, which means that it is made under oath on penalty of perjury, which serves as evidence for its integrity and is required in court proceedings. Affidavits in Mumbai may be written in the first or third person, depending on who drafted the document. The document's parts are typical as follows: a commencement which identifies the "affiant of truth," generally stating that everything in it is true, under penalty of perjury, fine, or imprisonment, an attestation clause, usually a jurat, at the end certifying that the affiant made oath and the date; signatures of the author and witness. If an affidavit is notarized or authenticated, it will also include a caption with a venue and title about judicial proceedings. In some cases, an introductory clause, called a preamble, is added, attesting that the affiant personally appeared before the authenticating authority. In Indian law, although an affidavit may be taken as proof of the facts stated therein, the courts have no jurisdiction to admit evidence by way of Affidavit. An affidavit is not treated as "evidence" within the meaning of Section 3 of the Evidence Act. However, it was held by the Supreme Court that an affidavit could be used as evidence only if the court so orders for sufficient reasons, namely, the right of the opposite party to have the deponent produced for cross-examination. An affidavit is a sworn statement that is in writing. Affidavits are usually used in a court or negotiations. They must be notarized, and you must declare that the facts contained in an affidavit are true and correct. When you notarize an affidavit, you must also sign it in front of witnesses.