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Legal Office

For general information please call the operator at operator Tel. (310) 820-0622 from Mon-Fri from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:00 to 3:30 pm
The following office will answer your calls from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm from Mondays to Fridays (with the exception of Wednesdays) at: Tel. (310) 432-9763

For general information please consult the following link of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (text only in Italian)

Any service provided by this Consulate General may be accessed and/or requested directly by the Italian national. This Consulate General has not granted any exclusive authorizations to submit and/or complete paperwork on behalf of an applicant to any intermediaries.  


The Online Booking system has been dis-activated for the Notary Office of this Consulate General. To make your appointment please contact the Notary Department directly at 

The Italian Consular Offices provide some of the notarial functions provided for in our judicial system for Italian citizens who are permanently or temporary abroad. In essence, it draws public deeds (such as power of attorneys or wills) and sworn statements and provides various certifications and legalizations of signatures.

According to article 28 of the legislative Decree no. 71/2011 on The Organization and Functioning of Consular Offices, these notarial functions can be provided exclusively for Italian citizens. Therefore, this Consulate General cannot provide notary services for foreign citizens.

Contrary to the services provided in Italy by Notaries and Lawyers, the Consular Offices cannot act as legal consultant in private matters. Their advice, when requested, is limited only to the validity and legality of the deed that it is asked to draw.

In addition, the Consulates cannot registered deeds in Italy. If law requests this formality it needs to be personally executed by the applicant or his/her representative.

Finally, the Notary services provided by the Consulate are subject only to the Consular fees provided by law.

Foreign citizens, or Italian citizens who cannot come to the Consulate or do not wish to use Consular notary services, can execute the deed with a US Public Notary and complete the deed with an Apostille issued by the Office of the Secretary of State of the state where the document has been notarized.

The Legal Department of this Consulate General, for the issuance of the legal documents mentioned in the first paragraph above, receives by appointment only to be schedule by email at the address In the email, please furnish the information required for each service as listed in the specific sections.

General information and appointments can also be requested in person, during normal business hours, giving priority to the appointments already scheduled.



For security reasons, visitors are not allowed to bring any bags, backpacks, suitcases, cases bigger than 30x30x15 cm (11.8x11.8x5.9 inches) or any other item that are not relevant to your business with us (eg: food containers).

Lighters, tools of any size (including Swiss army knives) and weapons of any kind are prohibited. Mobile phones must be switched off.

Please note that no storing facilities are available. Therefore, if you carry prohibited items, you will not be allowed to access the Consulate and may need to reschedule your appointment.

All visitors are subject to airport-type screening and all items are subject to inspection.

We appreciate your cooperation in making your visit to the Consulate as smooth as possible.

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