New York Consolidated Laws, Real Property Law - RPP § 301. Acknowledgments and proofs in foreign countries

The acknowledgment or proof of a conveyance of real property situate in this state may be made in foreign countries before any of the following officers acting within his territorial jurisdiction or within that of the court of which he is an officer:  1. An ambassador, envoy, minister, chargé d'affaires, secretary of legation, consul-general, consul, vice-consul, consular agent, vice-consular agent, or any other diplomatic or consular agent or representative of the United States, appointed or accredited to, and residing within, the country where the acknowledgment or proof is taken.

2. A judge or other presiding officer of any court having a seal, or the clerk or other certifying officer thereof.

3. A mayor or other chief civil officer of any city or other political subdivision.

4. A notary public.

5. A commissioner of deeds appointed pursuant to the laws of this state to take acknowledgments or proofs without this state.

6. A person residing in, or going to, the country where the acknowledgment or proof is to be taken, and specially authorized for that purpose by a commission issued to him under the seal of the supreme court of the state of New York.

7. Any person authorized, by the laws of the country where the acknowledgment or proof is made, to take acknowledgments of conveyances of real estate or to administer oaths in proof of the execution thereof.


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