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 limited) 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:

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 only and is available to notarize documents presented to her written either in Italian or English. Please reserve a slot on Wednesday afternoon through the dedicated calendar published under the appointment section of this website (the one appearing at the bottom of the page) and follow the instructions on how to submit a preview of the document you need to notarize. We do not accept walks-in. Thank you.