Power of attorney (POA) for foreign use
 

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JUNE 15, 2017

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Do you need to send a power or attorney to a foreign country? We will be happy to help! When your start the process, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered...

How to apostilleWho will draft a power of attorney? What is the best way to make sure the POA has the right wording?

How to apostilleCan a power of attorney be drafted in a foreign language or should it be in English?

How to apostilleDoes a POA have to be notarized? What does "proper notarization" mean?

How to apostilleWhat kind of legalization is required: Hague apostille or embassy attestation?

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Preparation of powers of attorney for foreign use

How to apostilleApostille IndianaWho will draft a power of attorney? What is the best way to make sure the POA has the right wording?

The most important thing is the correct way the POA is drafted. The best option is to have an attorney or a notary in the country of intended use to draft the power of attorney for you, or to provide a sample. By following this advice, you will save time and money and avoid potential delays and even rejection of your document.

There are some general rules:

  • Your document must have an original signature.
  • Your document must have a date.
  • There must be no corrections or blanks in the document.

How to apostilleCan a power of attorney be drafted in a foreign language or should it be in English?

Yes, it can. However, you will need to find a notary who is comfortable notarizing a document in a foreign language. The notarial statement always needs to be in English. Also, there are states that will require the translation (often a notarized translation) at the level of the Secretary of State (e.g. in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, North Carolina, North Dakota, Wyoming, and a few others)

How to apostilleDoes a POA have to be notarized? What does "proper notarization" mean?

Please note that just a notary's signature and stamp are not sufficient! A notarial statement must be included. Each state has it's own rules regarding notarial statements. Ask the notary to follow them, otherwise the document might be rejected by the Secretary of State.

How to apostille What kind of legalization is required: Hague apostille or embassy attestation?

This depends on the country of intended use. Countries that joined the Hague Apostille Convention, require apostilles. Non-Hague countries require embassy legalization / attestation.

Please select the country from the menu below, and read the legalization requirements for the country of intended use.

We obtain apostilles and provide embassy legalization for all foreign coutries, for documents originating from all states, for all kinds of documents. To make sure your document is OK, you can email a copy for a free evaluation.

tip apostilleImportant! Your document has to be apostilled in the state where it was notarized, e.g. if your power of attorney was notarized by a Vermont notary public, you will need a Vermont apostille, if the notary public is qualified in New Jersey, you will need a New Jersey apostille, etc.

 

 

175 apostille 1Our guarantee: if we are not able to apostille your document(s), we will issue a 100% refund.

We process documents for all countries.

Country of intended use:

We process documents from all 50 U.S. States (apostilles and certifications), the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC (federal apostilles and certifications), and all foreign embassies/consulates.

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Foreign Documents Express is a registered service provider with the Secretary of State - authentications, Hague apostilles, and certification.

Our mailing address is

Foreign Documents Express
123 Seventh Avenue
Suite 175
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Phone: (646) 267-1140

Fax: (800) 905-0421

We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also accept checks (including personal checks), money orders, PayPal, MoneyGram, Western Union, bank transfers.

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You can call us at (646) 267-1140 with any questions about apostille process. We are available Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to answer your questions. You can also fax or email copies of your documents for a free evaluation. We will advise if your documents qualify for apostilles and, if not, what steps need to be taken.

Processing times differ depending on nature of your documents. In each case will provide the time estimate, and will do our best to meet the deadline.

Delivery by FedEx (within the U.S.) is included in the price. We also ship internationally. FedEx International is $60 to most countries (except for Eastern Europe and Latin America, which is $90).

Apostilles and embassy legalization procedures are not complicated if you entrust your documents to legalization experts who know the requirements of U.S. apostille agencies, foreign consulates and embassies and the requirements of the receiving organizations in foreign countries.