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Postal Bonds

 

Postal Bonds

 

HOW TO REDEEM ITALIAN POSTAL BONDS AND SAVING BOOKS

Italian Postal Bonds and Saving Books may be redeemed from overseas and the proceeds may be wire transferred to the holder’s bank accounts.

The following procedure must be followed:

1) Fill in and sign the Application Form W14 indicating the bond’s series number, the amount, the issuing date and the Post Office that issued the bond.

2) Fill in and sign the Modalita’ pagamento Form to indicate the method of payment and indicate the holder’s bank account information.

3) Certified copy of the Applicant’s passport and of the Italian codice fiscale.

Please note: the applicant’s signatures on both forms as well as the certifications of the passport and Italian codice fiscal copy need to be notarized either by:

- a Consular Officer, by signing the forms in person at the Consulate (a valid passport is required for identification). Please schedule an appointment on our web site

Please note that the form about the method of payment must be filled in completely and legibly, paying special attention to the holder’s bank account details such as:

- Holder’s full name as it appears in the bank account
- Holder’s bank account number and routing number
- Bank’s swift code (bank’s international code)
- Bank’s contact information: address, email, phone and fax number.

Please note that all charges related to the wire transfer and commissions, including the Euro / CAD Dollar exchange rate, are a responsibility of the beneficiary.

The applicant will personally send (preferably by registered mail) the forms, duly filled in and signed, along with the original postal bonds, to the following address:
Poste Italiane
Divisione Bancoposta
Direzione Operazioni
Servizio Risparmi
Via di Torpagnotta, 2
00143 ROMA


HOW TO REDEEM ITALIAN POSTAL BONDS AND SAVING BOOKS BY THE HEIRS WHEN THE BOND’S HOLDER IS DECEASED

If Italian Postal Bonds and /or Saving Books belonged to a deceased person, or the name of a deceased individual appears on the bond along with others’, the heirs can redeem them according to the following procedure:

A) IN CASE THE DECEASED BOND’S HOLDER WAS AN ITALIAN CITIZEN

List of documents to be sent to Poste Italiane:

1) Death certificate legalized and translated into Italian;
2) Copy of the Italian passport of the deceased;
3) Copy of the Will (if applicable) duly probated at the Surrogate Court, legalized and professionally translated into Italian. The translation also needs to be legalized.
4) A) Affidavit sworn by one the heirs, if Italian citizen, before a Consular officer, according to the D.P.R. 445 del 28/12/2000, concerning the inheritance status, the deceased’s family members, indicating relationship to the deceased of all the heirs.
B) Affidavit (concerning the inheritance status, the deceased’s family members indicating relationship to the deceased) of all the heirs. If not in Italian, the Affidavit needs to be translated into Italian.
5) Mod W14 Application Form to request the redemption of the Bonds. The form must be signed by all the heirs or by one of them, and the others must sign a power of attorney.
6) Form “Modalita’ pagamento” to indicate method of payment and to provide holder’s bank account information.
7) Postal Bonds and Saving Books in original;
8) Certified copy of the Applicant’s passport and of the Italian codice fiscale.


B) IN CASE THE DECEASED BOND’S THE HOLDER WAS CANADIAN CITIZEN

List of documents to be sent to Poste Italiane:

1) Death certificate legalized from Italian Consulate and translated into Italian;
2) Copy of CAN passport or certificate of naturalization of the deceased;
3) Copy of the Will (if applicable) duly probated at the Surrogate Court, legalized and professionally translated into Italian. The translation must be legalized.
4) Certificate proving the estate according the Canadian legislation, in which the names of the heirs are listed, legalized and translated into Italian:
C) A) Affidavit sworn by one the heirs, if Italian citizen, before a Consular officer, according to the D.P.R. 445 del 28/12/2000, concerning the inheritance status, the deceased’s family members, indicating relationship to the deceased of all the heirs.
B) Affidavit (concerning the inheritance status, the deceased’s family members indicating relationship to the deceased) of all the heirs. If not in Italian, the Affidavit needs to be translated into Italian.
1) Mod W14 Application Form to request the redemption of the Bonds. The form must be signed by all the heirs or by one of them, and the others must sign a power of attorney.
6) Form “Modalita’ pagamento” to indicate method of payment and to provide holder’s bank account information.
7) Postal Bonds \ Saving Books in original;
8) Certified copy of the Applicant’s passport and of the Italian codice fiscale.
Please note:
o to correctly identify with their maiden name married women holding a Canadian identity document (passport) bearing their married last name, a marriage certificate is necessary.
o (*) Please note: the applicant’s signatures on both forms need to be notarized either by:
o a Consular Officer, by signing the forms in person at the Consulate (Passport). Please schedule an appointment on our web site.

 

 


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