Texas
Government Code
 
Section 602.004:

Oath Made Outside United States

An oath made outside the United States and its territories may be administered and a certificate of the fact given by:

(1)

a minister, commissioner, or charge d'affaires of the United States who resides in and is accredited to the country where the oath or affidavit is made;

(2)

a consul-general, consul, vice-consul, commercial agent, vice-commercial agent, deputy consul, or consular agent of the United States who resides in the country where the oath or affidavit is made; or

(3)

a notary public.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Sec. 602.005. OATH MADE BY MEMBER OF ARMED FORCES OR BY MEMBER'S SPOUSE. (a) A commissioned officer of the United States armed forces or of a United States armed forces auxiliary may administer an oath made by a member of the armed forces, a member of an armed forces auxiliary, or a member's spouse and may give a certificate of the fact.

(b)

Unless there is pleading or evidence to the contrary, a certificate signed under this section that is offered in evidence establishes that:

(1)

the commissioned officer who signed was a commissioned officer on the date the officer signed; and

(2)

the person who made the oath or affidavit was a member of the armed forces or an armed forces auxiliary or was a member's spouse when the oath was made.

(c)

An oath is not invalid because the commissioned officer who certified the oath did not attach an official seal to the certificate.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 268, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

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