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New law reduces time limits for notarial procedures in Cuba

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New law reduces time limits for notarial procedures in CubaHAVANA, Cuba, Aug 29 (ACN) The Ministry of Justice (Minjus) issued new rules to shorten the deadlines for the resolution of issues by notaries and establish indicators that allow for their verification.

The regulations are contained in Resolution 137 of the Minjus, published in the Official Gazette and which will enter into force on 1 September.
Olga Lidia Pérez Díaz, national director of Notaries and president of the Scientific Society of Cuban Notaries, said that the objective is to improve the quality of notary and registry services in the country.
The lawyer called on the people to establish a popular control to satisfactorily enforce the terms established for the issuance of a document.
The notary is obliged, she said, when he asseses the documents, to file them in the Unique Book of control, reason why it constitutes an evidence for the beginning of the process.
The client signs this service request entry when he delivers his documents. Once he signs it, he makes the public official responsible with the custody of his documents and with the act he is going to perform.
For this reason, it knows the name of the notary who is going to intervene in the process and the date, and the filing number of its procedure. These are the elements that make it possible to control compliance with the terms.
This step ensures transparency and is part of the rights of people who turn to the notarial units for any management, added the directive.
It pointed out that in this way any type of complaint can be made to the relevant bodies at the municipal and provincial levels, when a failure to comply with the deadlines established for notarial procedures is suspected.
He pointed out that the rule provides for a substantial improvement in the processing of the application with the quality, ethics, professionalism and efficiency required for notarial services today.
The new standard ensures that the client reduces the number of times a notarial unit must visit for the same matter, because several documents can be issued on the same day they are requested.
It also simplifies the act of qualification of documents and the filing of the case in the Single Book, which translates into time savings.
It is maintained that the consultations to evacuate doubts are free of charge and, with it, the notary offers a suitable and opportune advice, with the possibility of integrating the orientation, the information and the legal advice.
At the same time, in an effort to close and legitimize legal proceedings, Instruction No. 4 of the Ministry of Justice was also approved, valid as of 1 September and establishing the delivery of the certificate upon consummation of a marriage or the occurrence of a birth.
In this sense, maternal hospitals have or open offices to register newborns directly. The greatest benefit is for parents, who receive a birth registration by trade to be used in various procedures.
This step will help to reduce the number of errors and omissions that occur in the registry entries, as this document will literally expose the identification of the baby.
Marriage certificates will also be delivered at weddings held in the palaces of marriages and in the civil registries, at the conclusion of the act of marriage, in order to prove the formalization of the conjugal union.

 

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