Article 28, par. 1, of the Italian Legislative Decree no. 71 of February 3, 2011, titled “Ordinamento e funzioni degli uffici consolari”, effective as of May 28, 2011, specifies that consular functions in notary matters can be exercised exclusively towards Italian citizens.

Notarial services are not included in the list of activities delegated to Mrs. Roberta Gentili-Purcell by the Ministerial Decree no. 5113/223/BIS

As such, the only option for all Italian citizens residing in Arizona who intend or need to have a notary deed (such as a power of attorney, either general or special) prepared on their behalf and interest is to contact the Legal Department of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, where they will need to appear in person to execute said notary deed. To this end, we invite you to carefully read all the instructions published on the web site of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles which you may find also by clicking on the following link: https://conslosangeles.esteri.it/consolato_losangeles/en/i_servizi/per-i-cittadini/notarile/approfondimenti.html

As an alternative to going in person before the Legal Department of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles, all interested parties (whether Italian citizens or not) can notarize their documents before any Notary Public. Once said document is executed before a Notary Public and furthermore completed with an Apostille issued pursuant to the Hague Convention of October 5, 1961, it can be used in Italy for any legal purposes.

The Honorary Consul renders notary services as an Arizona Notary Public and is available to notarize documents presented to her and written either in Italian or English. To this end, all interested parties must make an appointment through the “Appointment Section” of this web site. When you reserve your appointment, please specify whether you already have the document in need of notarization.