If you are unable to sign your Will, you may ask someone to sign the Will on your behalf or you can sign the Will by the making of a mark (a thumbprint or the making of a cross). When the Will is signed by someone on your behalf or by the making of a mark the requirements for a valid Will are as follow:
- The testator/testatrix must sign the Will at the end thereof by the making of a mark, or the Will must be signed by some other person in the presence and by the direction of the testator/testatrix.
- The mark or the signature of the other person signing on behalf of the testator/testatrix must be made in the presence of two or more competent witnesses and a commissioner of oaths.
- The witnesses must attest and sign the Will in the presence of the testator/testatrix and of each other and if the Will is signed by the other person, also in the presence of such other person and a commissioner of oaths.
- If the Will consists of more than one page, each page other than the page on which it ends must be signed by the testator/testatrix or by such other person anywhere on the page. (Although the testator / testatrix must sign all the pages of the Will it is only the page on which the Will ends, that needs to be signed at the end of the Will).
- A commissioner of oaths must certify that he/she has satisfied himself/herself as to the identity of the testator and that the Will so signed is the Will of the testator.
- The commissioner of oaths must sign his/her certificate and he/she must also sign each other page of the Will, anywhere on the page.