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3. Acceptable statutory declaration for F-111 applications
In order for the information in a statutory declaration to be accepted as evidence for F111 applications, it must be:
- a corroborated statutory declaration, meaning: the information contained in a statutory declaration must be supported or confirmed by primary or secondary evidence; or,
- where no primary or secondary evidence is available the claimant must provide two statutory declarations: one made by the claimant and a second supporting statutory declaration made by an authorised person (see below).
Where the claimant cannot provide a supporting statutory declaration the claims assessors should still conduct a thorough investigation into the statements made in the first statutory declaration and also the reasons as to why a second declaration cannot be provided.
At all times assessors should show sensitivity to the applicants and seek to be inclusive in their determinations, giving all applicants sufficient opportunity and support to have their claims accepted.