Hello Tigerman (and others)!
Thank you for the very helpful response! So, if I understand you right, I need to get the certificates notarized by the court of court (?) appointed notary, and then legalized by the MOFA.
I have another question. I actually need these documents because I will give them to the Italian consulate in Los Angeles for something. So, I need to have the Italian representatives in Taipei “legalize” the documents first.
I contacted the Italian representatives in Taipei, and they said:
“your mother birth and marriage certificate should be legalized by a taiwanese Public Notary and apostilled by the taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. we will help you to get the legalization here in Taipei.”
Does this mean that I should have my aunt go to the Public Notary (for notarization) and MOFA (for legalization) as you described? And THEN I can send the documents to the Italian Consulate in Taipei, for “Italian Legalization”, and then I can use the documents in the Italian consulate in LA?
Or does it mean that I can just send the documents to the Italian Consulate in Taipei and THEY will bring the docs to the the Public Notary and MOFA for me?
I ask if the Italian consulate will deal with the Notary and MOFA, because it seems to me that the Dutch representatives in Taipei provide a similar service. I saw this on the following page:
(under: CIVIL RECORDS IN TAIWAN - BIRTH)
Lastly, does my aunt need to hire a translation agency for some sort of “court appearance”? I read about this on the mentioned website.
Thank you very much for any assistance!