Glossary of Notary Public, Mortgage, Signing Agent, and Loan Signing Terms.
Phonetics: af·fi·da·vit \ˌafə-'dāvət\
The affiant is the individual who signs and swears to an affidavit. There are many types of affidavits. Some are for business, mortgages, immigration, and there are many other purposes for affidavits. Affidavits include sworn statements, and a notary public is authorized to administer oaths for sworn statements and notarize signatures on affidavits or almost any other type of document. An affidavit might have the standard Jurat verbiage embedded in the end of the document. Otherwise, the notary should be equipped with loose Jurat certificates to staple to the back of the document. The Jurat certificate will include some standard notary wording and a place for the notary to sign and affix his/her official notary seal (most but not all states require a seal).
Signature Affidavit and AKA Statement