An Affidavit of Residency form is a legal document composed to show proof of residence. The Affidavit of Residency is used to verify the residency of the filer and the residency of any individual currently residing with the filer.
Schools, universities, financial institutions, lenders, courts of law and other entities of jurisdiction may require proof of residency. A Residency Affidavit will satisfy these requests. An Affidavit of Residency is also called an Affidavit of Residence.
An Affidavit of Residency can also be used to verify the residency of a deceased person. Upon death, certain agencies will require a proof of residency document before releasing funds or monies owed to the estate. A copy of the death certificate will be required as an attachment to the Affidavit of Residency. The filer will need to check with the business or agency requesting the Affidavit of Residency to confirm the need of a death certificate.
An Affidavit of Residency or Affidavit of Residence is applied in the following cases:
• Verifying your place of residence to change a child’s school district.
• Verifying your residence for a court or business questioning your residency.
• Verifying the death and residency of a deceased person to claim or release funds or other property of the deceased person.
Remember that an Affidavit of Residency or Affidavit of Residence is a sworn statement and an oath must be taken in the presence of a notary public.
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