A Missouri jurat (oath or affirmation) is a notarial certificate reserved for cases where the signer must attest to the contents of a particular legal instrument. An oath (promise to supreme being) or affirmation (pledge on one’s personal honor) is a certification, validating the truthfulness of the instrument. The individual executing the document must appear before a notary public, produce identification, and swear a verbal oath or affirmation. The document must also be signed in the notary’s presence, not beforehand. The notary can complete the jurat form after the individual has sworn and subscribed their signature before them.
Laws – § 442.210
MISSOURI NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE
State of Missouri
County and or City of ________________
Subscribed and affirmed before me this ____ day of ________________, 20___.