SEC. 89-3-13. Acknowledgment or proof in foreign country.
If the party who shall execute any conveyance of lands or personal property situated in this state, or if the witnesses thereto, reside or be in a foreign country, the acknowledgment or proof of the execution of such conveyance may be made before any court of record, or the mayor or chief magistrate of any city, borough, or corporation of such foreign country in which the party or witness resides or may be; or before any commissioner residing in such country who may be appointed by the Governor, or before any ambassador, foreign minister, secretary of legation, or consul of the United States to the foreign country in which the party or witness may reside or be; or before any notary public commissioned by the government of the foreign country or any other person authorized by said government to take oaths or acknowledgments; but the certificate shall show that the party, or the party and witness, were identified before the officer, and that the party acknowledged the execution of the instrument, or that the execution was duly proved by the witness, and it shall be as good and effectual as if made and certified by a competent officer of this state.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 42, art. 1 (14); 1857, ch. 36, art. 30; 1871, Sec. 2313; 1880, Sec. 1220; 1892, Sec. 2467; 1906, Sec. 2801; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 2302; 1930, Sec. 2139; 1942, Sec. 860; Laws, 1988, ch. 399, eff from and after July 1, 1988.