Sign Power of Attorney before Notary. Legalise for use anywhere in the world.

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Situations may arise in which you need someone to act on your behalf in a legal capacity. This can often necessitate the use of a power of attorney. When issuing a power of attorney to an overseas agent you may be asked to get an apostille to ensure the document is legally recognised in the country it is being presented. The Power of Attorney is signed in the presence of a Notary Public who will attest to your signature on the document and identity.  

The notary should witness your signature, add a statement confirming why they are certifying this and also date the certification.

Documents of this nature are often used when dealing with the purchase or sale of an overseas property, managing the estate, acting on behalf of a company internationally and for many other general purposes. For guidance on the legalisation or apostille of a power of attorney please contact us.

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Sign Power of Attorney In front of Notary Public. Legalise for use in any country of the world.

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 - 

Authenticating & Legalising a South-African Power of Attorney

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.  

Frequently Asked Questions about our South-African Power of Attorney notary signature & legalisation service.  

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.

Contact our friendly specialists for more information on the authentication and legalization of South-African Power of Attorney documents. Online Quotation Form.  

Yes! We can certainly authenticate and legalise your Power of Attorney on your behalf.

We have a notary public in attendance most weekdays during business hours to witness and attest to your identity and signature. We will have your Power of Attorney authenticated using the appropriate document legalisation process. 
We specialise in navigating the South-African apostille, authentication and legalisation process, with speed and accuracy on behalf of our clients. Contact our friendly specialists for more information on how we can help you. Online Quotation Form.  

The time frames differ vastly. If the destination country is aa Hague Apostille Convention member we can have your document notarised and apostilled in 1 day. If the destination country is not an member of the Hague Apostille Convention the process may take up to 4 -6 weeks depending on DIRCO and the local embassy of the destination country in Pretoria.

If you use Louwrens Koen Attorneys to notarise or authenticate your Power of Attorney, we will work with you to ensure your Power of Attorney is prepared correctly for processing, ensuring that your document is processed successfully the first time.

Contact our friendly specialists for a more specific estimate on how long it will take us to notarise, apostille or authenticate your Power of Attorney. Online Quotation Form.  

The pricing for authenticating and legalizing a Power of Attorney depends on a few variables. The total cost will depend of the services you require, the destination country, the number of documents you have, and the consular fees at the embassy or consulate in question.

When you contact us we’ll review the specifics of your situation, discuss your options with you, and give you a detailed quote so you know exactly what is involved.

Contact our friendly specialists to get a quote, or review our website for more general information on our pricing. Tel 0870010733 Online Quotation Form.