INFORMATION REGARDING POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND OTHER LEGAL
Powers of attorney and other
legal documents are issued upon written request of the
interested party using the appropriate forms.
The applicant may appear in
person at the Consulate or send the request by mail or
fax. If the request is mailed, the applicant should
complete the form in its entirety, date it, sign it and
send it together with a photocopy of identification.
Married women, whose identification shows only their
husband’s last name, must provide their marriage
certificate as well.
In the case of couples who
are married under community property law, and who wish
to sell property purchased after 1975, which does not
derive from an inheritance, the other spouse must be
present as well, and he or she must also sign the power
Once the request has been
sent the applicant may call the officer in charge to
enquire about the fee ant to schedule an appointment to
sign the document. If the request is made in person an
appointment will be given at that time to return to sign
GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
AND GENERAL AD LITEM
With this power of attorney
the individual appointed attorney in fact is vested with
unlimited powers for an indefinite amount of time
(unless otherwise explicitly specified). The validity of
this power of attorney ceases only with a specific
written revocation (see form) or with the death of the
person that has granted it.
A general power of attorney
is not required to carry out procedures related to an
inheritance. A power of attorney solely for those
purposes (see form) may in fact be issued giving the
attorney in fact full power to carry out the requested
procedures but not over any other property or interests
the principal may have in Italy.
A general power of attorney ad litem empowers your
attorney in fact to carry out on your behalf any kind of
litigation, already started or to be commenced, before
any court within the territory of the Republic of Italy.