Affidavit of Domicile for Virginia


State of _____________


County of _____________

I, _____________, being duly sworn, swears as follows:

I currently reside at _____________, _____________, _____________ _____________ in the County of _____________.

I am . _____________ (hereinafter referred to as "Decedent") died on _____________. At the time of death, Decedent's legal residence was located at _____________, _____________, _____________ _____________ in the County of _____________. Decedent resided at this location for _____________ years prior to death and was not a resident of any other state within the United States of America during this time. Furthermore, Decedent did not execute a will within two years prior to death claiming to be a resident of any other state.

_______________________________ Date __________

(Affiant's signature)


Notary Public

STATE OF _____________

COUNTY OF _____________

On this the ____ day of ________, 20____, the foregoing instrument was sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me by _____________, known or proven to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the within instrument.

WITNESS my hand and official seal.


(Print Name)

________________________________ [Affix seal]



My Commission Expires: ________________

Instructions for Your Affidavit of Domicile

An affidavit of domicile is used by an executor, administrator, personal representative, or heir of an estate to name the legal domicile where a person resided prior to passing away. In the document, the person making the sworn statement is referred to as the "Affiant," and the deceased person is called the "Decedent." The affidavit is helpful for transferring the assets of the Decedent, but need not be used for this purpose exclusively. Its basic function is to state where the Decedent resided prior to death.

To complete the affidavit, enter the current full legal name of the Decedent and Affiant as well as their respective addresses.

The most important piece of information you will include is the address where the Decedent lived prior to death. Where the Decedent "resided" can sometimes be a tricky question if that person traveled a lot or had recently moved prior to death. Enter the place that the Decedent would consider to be his or her permanent home.

Another important piece of information you will need to include is the type and location of any assets of the Decedent that are being transferred. If no such assets are being transferred, then answer "No" when asked.

The final step is to sign the document in the presence of a notary public. After that, your affidavit of domicile is complete.

Please note that the language you see here changes depending on your answers to the document questionnaire.

Affidavit of Domicile

An affidavit of domicile is a legal document filed in court to establish the legal place of residence of a recently deceased person. The affidavit is usually filed by the executor or personal representative of the deceased person's estate in order to establish residency and help transfer estate assets.

The affidavit of domicile is also usually required by insurance companies and financial institutions prior to releasing assets to an heir or beneficiary. Like all affidavits, this document must also be witnessed by a notary public.

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