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Code of Virginia
Title 64.2. Wills, Trusts, and Fiduciaries
Chapter 4. Wills
10/14/2019

§ 64.2-437. Certificate.

The authorized person shall attach to the will a certificate to be signed by him establishing that the requirements of this article for valid execution of an international will have been complied with. The authorized person shall keep a copy of the certificate and deliver another to the testator. The certificate shall be substantially in the following form:

CERTIFICATE

(Convention of October 26, 1973)

I,................… (name, address and capacity), a person authorized
to act in connection with international wills
Certify that on..............…(date)............… (place)
(testator)........................… (name, address, date and place of
birth)in my presence and that of the witnesses
(a)..........................… (name, address, date and place of
birth)
(b)..........................… (name, address, date and place of
birth)
has declared that the attached document is his will and that he knows
the contents thereof.

I furthermore certify that:

(a) in my presence and in that of the witnesses

(1) the testator has signed the will or has acknowledged his
signature previously affixed.

*(2) following a declaration of the testator stating that he was
unable to sign his will for the following reason
..........................… I have mentioned this declaration
on the will
*and the signature has been affixed by (name and address)

(b) the witnesses and I have signed the will;
*(c) each page of the will has been signed by
..........................… and numbered;

(d) I have satisfied myself as to the identity of the testator and of
the witnesses as designated above;

(e) the witnesses met the conditions requisite to act as such
according to the law under which I am acting;

(f) the testator has requested me to include the following statement

concerning the safekeeping of his will:

PLACE OF EXECUTION
DATE
SIGNATURE and, if necessary, SEAL.

* to be completed if appropriate

1995, c. 443, § 64.1-96.6; 2012, c. 614.

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