A West Virginia Verification upon Oath or Affirmation is used to notarize a legal document, most often an affidavit. As opposed to an acknowledgement in which the notarization is made after the recognition of an already-made signature, a verification upon oath or affirmation is used to notarize a signature made in the notary’s presence for the purposes of authenticating a statement made by the signatory. An oath (swearing while invoking a divine being) or an affirmation (swearing on one’s own honor) must be administered by a certified notarial officer.
Laws – §39-4-1
WEST VIRGINIA NOTARIAL CERTIFICATE
(VERIFICATION ON OATH OR AFFIRMATION)
State of West Virginia
County of ___________
Signed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on _____________ [Date] by _____________ [Name(s) of Individual(s) Making Statement].
Signature of Notarial Officer
Title of Office
My commission expires:__________