State Affairs and Government

CHAPTER 42-30.1
Uniform Law on Notarial Acts

SECTION 42-30.1-12

§ 42-30.1-12. Foreign notarial act.

(a) In this section, "foreign state" means a government other than the United States of America or a state not including the state of Rhode Island.

(b) If a notarial act is performed under authority and in the jurisdiction of a foreign state or constituent unit of the foreign state, the act has the same effect under the law of this state as if performed by a notarial officer of this state.

(c) If the title of office and indication of authority to perform notarial acts in a foreign state appears in a digest of foreign law or in a list customarily used as a source for that information, the authority of an officer with that title to perform notarial acts is conclusively established.

(d) The signature and official stamp of an individual holding an office described in subsection (c) of this section are prima facie evidence that the signature is genuine and the individual holds the designated title.

(e) A consular authentication issued by an individual designated by the United States Department of State as a notarizing officer for performing notarial acts overseas and attached to the record with respect to which the notarial act is performed conclusively establishes that the signature of the notarial officer is genuine and that the officer holds the indicated office.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2018, ch. 104, § 4; P.L. 2018, ch. 109, § 4.)