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Q3. When Corporate Nationality Certificate Cannot be Notarized

Q3. When Corporate Nationality Certificate Cannot be Notarized
 It is now recognized that in some U.S. states such as California, Notary Publics can only attest that the person signing the form is that person. A Notary Public cannot legally notarize Corporate Nationality Certificates. How can we properly obtain Corporate Nationality Certificates that will satisfy the Japanese requirements?

A3. The contents of the corporate nationality certificate should be certified by the corporate representative and the statements should be sworn before a notary. Please refer to the attached form. This certificate satisfies the Japanese requirements.
In some U.S. states where a Notary Public cannot attest corporate nationality, a valid Corporate Nationality Certificate can be obtained by having the certificate certified by the corporate representative before a Notary Public and having the notary notarize the sworn certificate.
 However, please be advised that normally the notification for a corporate citizenship is not requested in the Power of Attorney for filing applications. It is required by the JPO only when the applicant name does not show whether the applicant is a corporation or not. For example, when the applicant name includes “Corp.”, “Inc.”, etc., the corporate citizenship is not necessary, because these words can verify that the applicant is a corporation (or a legal entity).

CORPORATION NATIONALITY CERTIFICATE

I hereby certify that the undersigned is a corporation duly organized under the laws of the State within the United States of America where its principal place of business is located and that the person who signed the above power of attorney is a representative of said corporation and is authorized to execute such documents on their behalf.
Name:
Title:
Corporate Name:
United States of America
State: s:
County:
Sworn and subscribed before me on day of , 20 .
(Notary Public)
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