That will depend on the recipient abroad. However, in most cases, yes you need to authenticate and legalize your Power of Attorney. To find out if this is necessary for your Power of Attorney, contact the party to whom you will be submitting the document. They will be able to tell you whether you need to have your document authenticated and legalized before they can accept it.
The authentication and legalistion process is used when you need to have a South-African document officially recognised in a foreign country.
First, the Notary Public verifies your signature, then the HIGH Court will authenticate the notary’s signature where the power of attorney is destined for an apostille country. If the destination country is a non subscribing member to the Hague Apostille convention the High Court signature will be verified by DIRCO and finally the embassy or consulate of the destination country in Pretoria will attest the DIRCO signature.
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