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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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EXPLANATORY NOTES, &c. P. viii., Сн. hi.

Para. 4.—Passports of foreigners are issued free of charge, if they
are on their way to Russia, or are going via Russia to another State
in their official capacity as State employees, if in such passports
mention is made thereof, or a form has been issued which shows the official
capacity of the bearer. This exemption is also granted to the members
of the families of the above-mentioned persons.1

Ad Section 4 of the Consular Tariff.

Para. 5.—Elective Consular Officers are entitled to attest the
authenticity of certificates of birth, marriages, illness, life and death.

Para. 6.—Certificates for the receipt of pensions must always be
paid for, as Section 35 of the Consular Tariff does not refer to them.
The attestation of the authenticity of the signature on petitions of
pensioners to receive account sheets (rasstchetnie listi) is done by
the State Consul free of charge, if such pensioners apply to him for life
certificates during the year. The attestation of Powers of Attorney
given by pensioners to enable an attorney to receive their pensions for
them, must be paid for in accordance with note to Section 4, if to the
said attestation is added the wording that is accorded to life certificates.

Ad Section 5 of the Consular Tariff.

Para. 7.—Judicial Protocols drawn up by Russian Consular Officers
in Eastern Countries are free of charge on account of the provisions of
Section 22. Protocols of criminal proceedings are free of charge
by general rule.

Extracts from the books of the Consular Office must be paid for
in accordance with Section 6 of the Consular Tariff, in addition to the
fee for certifying the act, to be paid in accordance with Section 7 of
the Tariff.

Ad Sections 7 and 8 of the Consular Tariff.

Para. 8.—The execution and attestation of deeds mentioned in
Sections 914, 915 and 1078 of the Code of Civil Laws belongs to the
competency of State Consuls only.

Para. 9.—Sections 7 and 8 of the Tariff are applied only to such
deeds and contracts relating to money or property which are written
in the Consular book, and which must be certified as having been
drawn up in conformity with local law.

Para. 10.—The Consular legalisation of a deed referring to the
division of an inheritance between co-heirs, is paid for in accordance
with Sections 7 and 8 of the Consular Tariff.

Para 11.—The attestation of an agreement of partnership drawn
up by a local Notary Public is paid for in accordance with Section 8.
In legalising deeds relating to property or money to be signed by two
or more parties at different times and in different countries the
following Regulations must be observed. If the party who signed first in
Russia paid stamp duty to a Russian Notary Public, the other party
who afterwards signs abroad has only to pay three roubles (6 shillings
and 5 pence) according to Section 9 of the Tariff. If on the other hand

1 Circular of the I. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
23rd October 1913, No. 11,434.

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