British Ministers and Consuls (CAP. 58 1
T H E BRITISH MINISTERS AND CONSULS ACT
Arrangement of Sections
1. Short title.
3. Powers as to oaths and notarial acts abroad.
BRITISH MINISTERS AND CONSULS
(7th March, 1916.)
1. This Act may be cited as the British Ministers and Short
2. In this Act- Interpretation.
"affidavit" includes affirmation, statutory or other
declaration, acknowledgement, examination, and
attestation or protestation of honour;
"oath" includes affirmation and declaration;
' ' sworn" includes affirmed, declared and protested.
3. (1) Every British ambassador, envoy, minister, Powers as to
chargC d'affaires, and secretary of embassy or legation exer- acts
cising his functions in any foreign country, and every British abroad-
consul-general, consul, vice-consul, pro-consul, consular
agent, acting consul-general, acting consul, acting vice-consul
and acting consular agent exercising his functions in any
LAWS OF ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
CAP. 58) British Ministers and Consults
foreign place may, in that country or place, administer any
oath and take any affidavit, and also do any notarial act,
which any notary public can do within Antigua and Barbuda;
and every oath, affidavit, and notarial act administered,
sworn, or done by or before any such person shall be as
effectual as if duly administered, sworn, or done by or before
any lawful authority in any part of Antigua and Barbuda.
(2) Any document purporting to have affixed,
impressed, or subscribed thereon or thereto the seal and
signature of any person authorised by this section to
administer an oath in testimony of any oath, affidavit, or
act being administered, taken or done by or before him, shall
be admitted in evidence without proof of the seal or signature
being the seal or signature of that person, or of the official
character of that person.