North Carolina Self-Proving Affidavit Form

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Updated June 01, 2022

A North Carolina self-proving affidavit form is written testimony attached to a last will and testament that supports the validity of said will when it is submitted to probate court. After the testator’s death (creator of the will), probate will review the contents of the will to ensure that it is valid and was executed in accordance with State law. Normally, the witnesses involved in the execution of the will must appear before the court to confirm that the proper procedures were followed concerning the testator’s age, mental capability, and willingness. A self-proving affidavit will contain all the above-mentioned requirements and probate will most likely not have a reason to call in the witnesses. For a self-proved will to be valid, a notary public must sign and seal the form after having witnessed the signatures inscribed therein.


  • Statute§ 31-11.6
  • Signing Requirements – Two (2) witnesses and a notary public.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF, MS Word (.docx), or OpenDocument.

Step 2 – The Testator must enter their Name, the current Date, and their Signature into the appropriate fields in the first portion of the form.

Step 3 – The Witnesses must provide their Names on the blank spaces within the second paragraph of the document, then Sign their Names below that. The State and County in which the document is being executed must be provided below the Witness Signature fields.

Step 4 – After the Notary Public has witnessed all three (3) signatures, they can enter the following information into the ‘Notary Acknowledgement’ section of the form:

  • Testator Name
  • Witness #1 Name
  • Witness #2 Name
  • Date
  • Notary Signature
  • Official capacity of officer
  • Seal