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An affidavit, also known as a notarial deed, or sworn declaration, is the public deed whereby a person makes a statement, in the presence of witnesses, concerning one or more legal facts known to that person.

NB: in many cases the affidavit is not required, as a declaration in lieu of affidavit or self-certification is sufficient. Interested parties are therefore invited to check for themselves which act is required in their specific case.

In order to proceed with the drawing up of the affidavit with the necessary completeness of data, interested parties must present themselves at the appointment at the Consular Office together with two witnesses:

  • Italian citizens;
  • not interested in the deed;
  • adults;
  • having the capacity to act;
  • in possession of a valid Italian identity document (passport) and certification of the tax code (italian electronic identity card, health card, tax code card, tax code attribution certificate).

After the identification of the appearing parties in accordance with the prescribed procedures and the ritual oath, the consular officer will receive their declarations on what the applicant has an interest in formally attesting in the form of a public deed.