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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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DRAWING UP, Ще., DOCUMENTS. P. iv., Сн. iv-

§83.
Documents
which can
only fce
drawn up or
legalised by
State
Consuls.

4. Life certificates, including life certificates for receiving a State
pension.1

5. Declarations wliicli one party makes to another in a law-suit.

Elective Consular Officers are not allowed to draw up or to certify:—

1. Notarial acts.

2. Acts concerning real property in accordance with Art. 915
Code of Civil Laws.

3. Wills to be legalised at the Consulate in accordance with Art. 1078,
Code of Civil Laws.

As exception, Elective Consular Officers may be given the right,
by State Consuls to whom they are subordinate, to attest documents
which must be certified to the effect that they have been drawn up
in accordance with the law of the land. State Consuls have to report
to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs each time they have granted
such rights to Elective Consular Officers.

Elective Consular Officers are not allowed :—

1. To issue passports or certificates of nationality to Russian
subjects.

2. To vise passports of foreigners travelling to Russia.

3. To give certificates for the receipt of State pensions in Russia.

4. To receive wills in deposit at the Consulate.

5. To attest the correctness of translations either from or into
the Russian language.

6. To draw up an inventory of estate left by a deceased Russian
subject, except with the co-operation of local authorities.

7. To receive on deposit property, especially personal effects,
belonging to the estate of one deceased.

8. To deliver provisional flag-patents to Russian ships.

9. To give consent for the contraction of a bottomry loan.

10. To draw up bills of sale of Russian ships.

11. To give consent for the sale of such.

Elective Consular Officers who are of Russian nationality may
obtain permission from the State Consul to whom they are subordinate
to perform those Consular duties mentioned above under Nos. 1, 2, 3
5, 6, 7, and Elective Consular Officers who are of foreign nationality
may obtain permission to perform those Consular duties mentioned
above under Nos. 3, 5, 6, 7. The initiative to grant such permissions
lies with the State Consuls to whom they are subordinate, and he must
give them the necessary legal information referring to such cases.
A list of those Elective Consular Officers to whom such permission has
been given must be presented to the II. Department, and a copy of
the same must be sent to the First Department of the Russian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs.2

2. Except the cases as above, only State Consuls are entitled to
attest documents such as deeds which require to be produced before
a Notary Public in accordance with Russian law, or such documents
concerning immovable property or wills, or those which are of the
nature of agreements between two or more persons, and which are

1 See Part IV., Chapter XII. of this " Guide," on " Certificates for Pensions."

2 Circulars of the II. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of 17th June 1915, No. 7390.

§98.

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