Brussels IV creates a European Certificate of Succession. The purpose of the certificate is to allow beneficiaries and PRs to confirm their status or exercise their rights in the state of issue and in another member state. Once a certificate has been issued, it will have effect in the member state of origin as well as in other member states.

Italian notai are the bodies who have authority to issue certificates in Italy as from 17 August 2015. This has now been confirmed in the Italian Gazzetta Ufficiale published on 10th November 2014.