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Insights - Notary Office


Insights - Notary Office

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.