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We legalise many customers’ Powers of Attorney (POA) for use overseas. Documents being used in another country may need an apostille certificate before they will be accepted. A POA is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to act on your behalf. This is commonly used by people in the UK that need someone to represent them in legal matters abroad. For example, if you are buying or selling a house, property, aeroplane or car in another country, you can appoint a lawyer, or another person, to represent you. This means they can act on your wishes without you having to visit the country to sign documents or attend meetings. It can save you considerable time and money. How to Legalise a Power of Attorney – Step by Step One of the essential points of a power of attorney is the signing of the document. It must be signed by the person issuing power to someone else and the signing of the document must be ‘witnessed’ by a Notary Public in the South-Africa.
Locate a Notary Public Attend the Notary Public's office to attest the signature of the POA. Remember to take along your Identity Document or Passport. You sign the document and then the Notary Public attests to your signature on the document with various stamps, and a separate attestation certificate. The document is presented to the High Court for the Apostille. We legalise the power of attorney and return the document to you. Your POA can now be used overseas.
Why is the document witnessed? It is important that your signature on the POA is witnessed. A notary should verify your identity and observe you sign the document. They then attest to your signature. This is important to ensure the document has actually been signed by the person issuing the POP for the authority overseas to know the document was actually signed by you.
Where to obtain the Power of Attorney
If a lawyer is acting on your behalf overseas they usually provide you with the POA. The POA should be suitable for the country in which it is used so we recommend that you obtain one in that country. There are basic templates available. We however recommend you check if this POA will be accepted outside of the South-Africa. Get Quotation Complete the online form to get a quotation for the attestation and legalisation of your POA. Use the incorporated facility to upload any document you would like us to check. No obligation to continue. Once accepted we will confirm the appointment. GET QUOTATION Have Questions -
A Power of Attorney that will be used outside of South-Africa will often need to be notarised, apostilled, authenticated or embassy attested, a process that can be frustrating and time consuming. Our experts would welcome the chance to review your documents and help you navigate this process. Contact us for your free consultation! Call 087 0010733
We can help you with all aspects of the authentication and legalisation of your Power of Attorney. Getting started is simple – contact us for a free consultation! We’ll work with you to ensure your Power of Attorney meets all requirements. You send your documents to us and then we handle all aspects of the authentication and legalization process on your behalf. Phone us at tel 0870010733 or fill out our quick Online Quotation Form.