The how and when of JPS
All Justice of the Peace services are free and many people will at some point require a JP’s service. So what do they do? Among other things, they: Witness signatures on documents. Certify copies of documents. Complete declarations (including statutory declarations), affidavits and affirmations.
If you are unsure if a JP can assist, just ring and ask.
When you visit a JP most will ask for your photo identification, so bring along your drivers licence, passport or 18plus card.
If you are required to sign the document, wait until you are in front of the JP before signing.
There are several ways you can find a JP – Google (use the key words JP and the city), Citizens Advice Bureau, yellow pages, website of Royal Federation of New Zealand Justices.
At Citizens Advice Bureau Porirua we have a JP on duty at different times during the week – Monday 12.30pm till 2pm, Wednesday 9am till 1pm, Thursday 9am till 11.30am and Friday 12.30pm till 2pm. Ring to confirm that the JP is available.
If you need assistance with anything, or some advice, call us on 2378846 or free phone 0800 367 222, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website cab.org.nz.