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Title 22Chapter ISubchapter JPart 92

TITLE 22—Foreign Relations






Description of overseas notarial functions of the Department of State, record of acts.
Consular districts.
Authority of notarizing officers of the Department of State under Federal law.
Acceptability of notarial acts under State or territorial law.
Authority of notarizing officers under international practice.
Responsibility of notarizing officers of the Department of State.

General Notarial Procedures

Compliance with request for notarial services.
Refusals of requests for notarial services.
Specific waiver in notarial certificate.
Preparation of legal documents.
Necessity for certification of notarial acts.
Form of notarial certificate.
Venue on notarial certificates.
Signing notarial certificate.
Sealing the notarial certificate.
Fastening of pages.

Specific Notarial Acts

Oaths and affirmations defined.
Administering an oath.
Administering an affirmation.
Notarial certificate to oath or affirmation.
“Affidavit” defined.
Taking an affidavit.
Usual form of affidavit.
Title of affidavit.
Venue on affidavit.
Affiant's allegations in affidavit.
Signature of affiant on affidavit.
Oath or affirmation to affidavit.
Acknowledgment defined.
Taking an acknowledgment.
Notarial certificate to acknowledgment.
Execution of certificate of acknowledgment.
Fastening certificate to instrument.
Errors in certificate of acknowledgment.
Authentication defined.
Authentication procedure.
Forms of certificate of authentication.
Authenticating foreign public documents (Federal procedures).
Authentication of foreign extradition papers.
Limitations to be observed in authenticating documents.
Certification of copies of foreign records relating to land titles.
Fees for notarial services and authentications.

Depositions and Letters Rogatory

“Deposition” defined.
Use of depositions in court actions.
Methods of taking depositions in foreign countries.
“Deposition on notice” defined.
“Commission to take depositions” defined.
“Letters rogatory” defined.
Consular authority and responsibility for taking depositions.
Summary of procedure for taking depositions.
Oral examination of witnesses.
Examination on basis of written interrogatories.
Recording of objections.
Examination procedures.
Transcription and signing of record of examination.
Captioning and certifying depositions.
Arrangement of papers.
Filing depositions.
Depositions to prove genuineness of foreign documents.
Depositions taken before foreign officials or other persons in a foreign country.
Taking of depositions in United States pursuant to foreign letters rogatory.
Foreign Service fees and incidental costs in the taking of evidence.
Charges payable to foreign officials, witnesses, foreign counsel, and interpreters.
Special fees for depositions in connection with foreign documents.
Fees for letters rogatory executed by officials in the United States.

Miscellaneous Notarial Services

Services in connection with patents and patent applications.
Services in connection with trademark registrations.
Services in connection with United States securities or interests therein.
Services in connection with income tax returns.

Copying, Recording, Translating and Procuring Documents

Copying documents.
Recording documents.
Translating documents.
Procuring copies of foreign public documents.
Obtaining American vital statistics records.

Quasi-Legal Services

Performance of legal services.
Recommending attorneys or notaries.
Legal process defined.
Service of legal process usually prohibited.
Consular responsibility for serving subpoenas.
Consular responsibility for serving orders to show cause.
Consular procedure.
Fees for service of legal process.
Delivering documents pertaining to the revocation of naturalization.
Service of documents at request of Congressional committees.
Service of legal process under provisions of State law.
Notarial services or authentications connected with service of process by other persons.
Replying to inquiries regarding service of process or other documents.
Transportation of witnesses to the United States.

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