Right of diplomatic agents and consular officers to administer oaths and do notarial acts in certain cases
(1) A diplomatic agent or consular officer of a State may, if authorized to do so under the laws of that State, administer oaths, take affidavits and do notarial acts-
(a) required by a person for use in that State or under the laws of that State; or
(b) otherwise required by a national of that State but not for use in Hong Kong except under the laws of some other country.
(2) The Chief Executive may by notice in the Gazette exclude or restrict the provisions of subsection (1) in relation to the diplomatic agents or consular officers of a State in Hong Kong if he considers that in any territory of that State diplomatic agents or consular officers of the People's Republic of China are not permitted to perform functions corresponding in nature and extent to those authorized by that subsection.
(3) In this section, "diplomatic agent" has the same meaning as the term "外交代表" (diplomatic agent) in the Regulations of the People's Republic of China Concerning Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities in Schedule 5 to the Promulgation of National Laws 1997 (L.N. 379 of 1997)*.
_________________________________________________________________________________ Note: * L.N. 379 of 1997 is published at page 17/1 in Volume 1 of the Loose-leaf Edition of the Laws of Hong Kong but has not been given a chapter number in that Edition. The text of L.N. 379 of 1997 can also be found in this database in Instrument A402.