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Notarial and legalization/authentication services

 

Notarial and legalization/authentication services

Based on the current Italian legislation (D. Lgs. 71/2011), notary services of this Consulate General are provided only to Italian nationals who are permanently or temporarily abroad. 

Dual citizens must show a valid Italian document in order to apply for notary services at this Consulate.

Foreign nationals shall refer to a Lawyer or Notary Public in Canada if they need a notarial deed of any kind to be asserted in Italy, unless one or more Italian nationals participate in the same deed (click here for a List of Lawyers whose signature is on file at the Consulate). 

Notarial deeds formed at this Consulate General are valid only in the territory of the Italian Republic and Italian diplomatic-consular missions. An Italian citizen who is in Canadian territory and needs to sign a notarial deed to be enforced in Canada or in Third Countries must contact a lawyer/notary public in Canada.

At the aforesaid conditions, we provide the following services:

Legalization of signatures on notarial deeds signed by Canadian lawyers/notaries whose signature is on file at our Consulate

Legalization of signatures on notarial deeds signed by Canadian lawyers/notaries whose signature is NOT on file at our Consulate

Issue of power of attorney (service available by appointment only, subject to verification of documentation)


Legalization of signatures on notary deeds signed by Canadian lawyers/notaries whose signature is on file at our Consulate

Requests for legalization of notarial deeds drawn up by lawyers and notaries recognized by this Consulate (see link lawyers and notaries) must be mailed to the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, 136 Beverley Street, M5T 1Y5, Toronto, ON, Legalization Service, and they must include:

  • A letter of request indicating the contact information of the sender;
  • The original document to be legalized;
  • A “money order” made out to the CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY IN TORONTO to cover the consular fee (please send an email to toronto.notarile@esteri.it to verify the exact amount due);
  • A self-addressed “Xpress post” return envelope.

Kindly note that incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to sender without being processed. 


Legalization of signatures on notary deeds signed by Canadian lawyers/notaries whose signature is NOT on file at our Consulate

In case of notarial deeds drawn up by lawyers and notaries NOT known to this Consulate (here is a list of lawyers and notaries whose signature is on file at the Consulate), the applicant must first of all authenticate the professional' signature following the procedure indicated on the website of the authentication service of Global Affairs Canada.

The Consulate General takes no part in the Canadian authentication process. 

Documents authenticated by Global Affairs Canada must be mailed to the Consulate General of Italy, 136 Beverley Street, M5T 1Y5, Toronto, ON, Legalization Service. The envelope must include:

  • A letter of request indicating the contact information of the sender;
  • The original document authenticated which needs to be legalized;
  • A “money order” made out to the CONSULATE GENERAL OF ITALY IN TORONTO to cover the consular fee (please send an email to toronto.notarile@esteri.it to verify the exact amount due);
  • A self-addressed “Xpress post” return envelope.

Kindly note that incomplete or incorrect applications will be returned to sender without being processed.


Issue of power of attorney (service available by appointment only, subject to verification of documentation) 

The Consulate issues General and Special Power of Attorney.

The service is provided exclusively by appointment (applicants must send an e-mail to toronto.info@esteri.it), and only to Italian citizens (or foreign and Italian citizens who are part of the same notarial deed).

In case of urgency, it is recommended to contact a lawyer/notary public operating in this consular district (list of lawyers/notaries whose signature is on file at the Consulate) and to follow the legalization procedures indicated above.
We have a limited number of appointments available and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accomodate urgent requests. 

Italian citizens who wish to formalize a power of attorney at this Consulate General must show up in person at the Consulate, upon making an appointment (toronto.info@esteri.it), equipped with:

- valid Italian ID (passport or identity card);
- Codice fiscale (if you do not have a codice fiscale, click here)

Applicants must provide data relating to their registered residence and marital status. A copy of the attorney's identity document and codice fiscale will be required as well.

Additional information or documents may be requested depending on the type of Power of Attorney. 

It is always necessary to send a draft of the power of attorney drawn up by an Italian notary/lawyer, in an editable format (MS Word, RTF), along with the request for an appointment, to the following email address: toronto.info@esteri.it


 


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