I did B-tech(Computer Science & Engineering). I have a total 11 years of experience as a software engineer. I am planning to apply for ACS skill assessment.
I had worked for a consultancy in USA for one year in client location. The consultancy is not providing me the experience letter for that one year.
i) Is it OK to get the statutory declaration from a colleague in the client location? Because I am not in-touch with anyone in the consultancy.
ii) Is it OK to leave that 1 year while applying for ACS?
iii) For current company experience letter, Is it OK to get the letter from a colleague or it’s must to get it from my manager? also do I need to get it on company letterhead?
Requesting you to please clarify the above doubts.
Thank you very much for the quick reply. Appreciate it.
I have sent 2-3 emails to the consulting company requesting for experience letter but they are not responding to my emails. So, I am planning to get the letter from a colleague in client location.
You are right, I may loose 5 points If ACS deducts more than 2 years from my 10 year exp.
Can you please help me on what and all needs to be done as a part of statutory declaration?
I am confused by reading lot of things online. I know the normal notary where they put a stamp and sign on it but not sure about statutory declaration.
This is what I got from official ACS website. The document must state that it was Sworn Before, Signed Before or Witnessed Before the authorised witness by the referee and signed by the authorised witness, with the date and place in which the declaration was made.
Is this done on a stamp paper? My colleague also need to be with me to do this process? What are all the stamps need to be on the declaration? Notary, True copy etc… Can you please post a sample copy if you have one?
Stamp paper for ACS Statutory Declaration not required
The statutory declaration can be on a plain paper.
The better option is to have it on company letterhead and then signed by the colleague who is vouching for you.
Notary and Stamping for ACS Statutory Declaration
A witness signature is required and it can be anyone from your same company.
Notary is also required.
Notary needs to mention that the document was SIGNED by the colleague and the witness in Notary’s presence.
Notary, then needs to sign and stamp this document.
Colleague and Witness sign
In India, notary will probably sign and stamp it irrespective of when and where the actual statutory document was created.
In USA, notary would require your colleague and witness to be present in person as they are pretty strict there.
The test on the statutory document should have this:
Write Sworn Before, Signed Before or Witnessed Before and then Name of Witness, contact information (Phone number and address), PLACE (Name of City/State) and date.
Colleague should sign after the Witness Name and give his/her own Name, Phone, contact address, PLACE (Name of City/State) and date.
Notarize Statutory Declaration
Notary should sign and stamp after both witness and colleague has signed. This can be a copy of the original or the original itself.
Sample ACS work experience letter - Contents
The sample letter should contain the following content apart from the stamping and singing requirements:
If I have worked for two companies. Is the experience letter needed from two separate colleagues of both companies.
Also i have experience letter for one company on letter head but it does not mention the work duties and responsibilities of the job. It just mentions joining and relieving date on company letter head.
If employer will not issue any email or letter (stating why they can’t issue you the experience letter). Is it possible to prove my Experience by having only employment reference letter from colleague , including Bank slips (Salary statement) as a proof of my Experience letter.