(a) The nonresident fiduciary shall produce and file one of the following certificates:
(1) A certificate that the fiduciary is entitled, by the laws of the place of appointment
of the fiduciary, to the possession of the estate of the nonresident. The certificate shall be under the hand of the clerk and seal of the court from
which the appointment of the fiduciary was derived and shall show a transcript of
the record of appointment and that the fiduciary has entered upon the discharge of
the duties of the fiduciary.
(2) A certificate that the fiduciary is entitled, by the laws of the place of residence,
to custody of the estate of the nonresident, without the appointment of any court. The certificate shall be under the hand of the clerk and seal of either (i) the
court in the place of residence having jurisdiction of estates of persons that have
a guardian, conservator, committee, or comparable fiduciary or (ii) the highest court
in the place of residence.
(b) In the case of a foreign country, the certificate shall be accompanied by a final
statement certifying the genuineness of the signature and official position of (1)
the court clerk making the original certificate or (2) any foreign official who has
certified either the genuineness of the signature and official position of the court
clerk making the original certificate or the genuineness of the signature and official
position of another foreign official who has executed a similar certificate in a chain
of such certificates beginning with a certificate of the genuineness of the signature
and official position of the clerk making the original certificate. The final statement may be made only by a secretary of an embassy or legation, consul
general, consul, vice consul, or consular agent of the United States, or a diplomatic
or consular official of the foreign country assigned or accredited to the United States.
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