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All security related instrument under RMI laws must either be authenticated or acknowledged.
Consularization is never required.
A formal authentication, acknowledgment, proof of due execution or oath, where required for any document, may be made by or before any one of the following persons in accordance with §§ 106 and 209 of the Act. Note that an RMI apostille may only be used in conjunction with and to authenticate the signature of a Special Agent for these purposes.
- Notary Public or other officer authorized to administer oaths and to take acknowledgments by law in the country in which the documents are executed;
- Special Agent, which includes personnel available in any regional office;
- Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs of the RMI; or
- Apostille taken in accordance with the provisions of the Hague Convention by a State party to that Convention.
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