November 14, 2022: Updated the Claimant Instructions page and the top of the Witness Presence Statement Form to include the age requirement for witnesses, along with the exception to the age requirement. Added a witness date of birth field to the Form, along with “no more affidavits” messaging and “you should register” language.
December 9, 2021: Clarification made to claimant instructions.
August 27, 2021: Updated the declaration statement to include penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America, and added consent to having personal information and form responses included in the victim’s claim file. Corrected the pdf-fillable VCF number fields to accept a leading zero.
March 30, 2021: Questions updated to provide more clarity and simpler instructions.
January 29, 2021: Form updated to reflect instructions for certified translations; as well as updated signature page.
June 5, 2020: The VCF has just posted two new Presence Statement forms to the website: the Victim Presence Statement and the Witness Presence Statement. These forms should be used for those claims where affidavits are being submitted in support of presence. Both forms include detailed instructions on how to complete the forms, and how to submit them to the VCF once they are completed.
The Witness Presence Statement should be used as the template for all affidavits moving forward. If you received a Missing Information letter requesting additional affidavits, or more detailed ones, please submit the new or revised affidavit using the Witness Presence Statement. You should not proactively re-submit affidavits that have already been submitted. The VCF will contact you if additional information is needed.