To put it simply, an affidavit of good faith is a declaration that the applicant’s marriage was entered into in good faith and is real, rather than an untrue union formed for ulterior motives.
An affidavit letter testifying your understanding of a couple’s marriage might be intimidating. However, as long as you are honest and include enough information to demonstrate from your perspective that this is, in fact, a committed partnership, you should have no problems.
A marriage affidavit letter should include the following information:
- Your full name
- Date and place of your birth
- Your current address in full
- Your relationship with the applicant and their spouse
- How your relationship began, including
- How long you’ve known them
- Where or how you meet them
- How often do you see them
- Your signature
If you want to assist the pair in establishing that their connection is sincere, make sure to include personal anecdotes in your letter.
It is recommended that you modify the following sample letter to reflect your unique perspective.
Typing is preferable to handwriting, but you must sign it.
Sample 1: Marriage affidavit letter by friends or family
Your full address
DateTo whom it may concern,
My name is [full name] and I was born on [date] in [place of birth].
I have known [husband’s name] and [wife’s name] for [period of time] as a [state relationship – personal friend, relative, doctor, work colleague etc].
(This is where you now give your personal experiences of, and with the couple)
Example 1 – I first met [name] when he started work at [business] [length of time ago], and we became good friends. We started socialising weekly at a local tennis club as we are both keen players. His wife [name] would also come along and made friends with my wife. They would sometimes shop together while we played.
They have always seemed close as a couple and they share a flat in [place] which I have been to twice, along with my wife.
Example 2 – I have known [name] for [time frame] as a member of our church/mosque which they attend regularly every [Sunday/Friday]. His wife also attends prayers/service [how often?] and they always arrive and leave together. Although not a personal friend, they appear to me, to have a happy, loving relationship.
Example 3 – I went to school with [name] from the age of five and we are now both [age]. She and I are very good friends. She met [name] when on an extended holiday in India with family members. From what she said, it was love at first sight and since then they spent several holidays together both here and in India. [Name] moved to our town and they married [how long ago]. As a personal friend of [name] I have been to visit them as a couple many times and can vouch for their relationship as being a loving and genuine one.“I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.”