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Guide To Getting A Power of Attorney Attestation

Power of Attorney attestation is a crucial step for individuals holding Indian passports, who wish to engage in legal matters abroad. It is a process where the authenticity of the Power of Attorney document is verified by local authorities,making sure its acceptance in a foreign authority.

Reasons To Obtain Power of Attorney Attestation In India

Here are some reasons for obtaining POA attestation:

  • Legal Transactions: A Power of Attorney attestation is essential if you intend to transfer legal powers to someone to handle affairs on your behalf abroad.
  • Property Transactions: When dealing with property transactions in a foreign country, authorities often require a duly attested Power of Attorney for smooth processing.

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Steps To Obtain Power of Attorney Attestation In India

The Power of Attorney attestation process involves the following 5 steps:

  • Local Verification
  • Notary Attestation
  • State/SDM Attestation
  • MEA Attestation
  • Embassy Attestation (if applicable)
  • Local Verification: Notary Public prepares and verifies the document. Then they prepare a POA which is in par with the Indian laws.
  • Notary Attestation: Following local verification, the document proceeds to Notary Public Offices or Collectors’ offices. Officials review and analyze the document, placing a Notary Stamp if everything is in order.
  • State/SDM Attestation: After Notary Attestation, the document is prepared for State Attestation or SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) Attestation. The choice between State and SDM attestation depends on preferences, with SDM attestation being a quicker and more cost-effective option.
  • State Attestation: State authorities conduct a comprehensive review, involving multiple government authorities. This process is more time-consuming and costly, taking at least 30 working days.
  • SDM Attestation: A faster and cost-effective alternative, taking about 3-4 days, suitable for those needing Embassy Attestation.
  • MEA Attestation: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) India, a central government authority, verifies the document’s authenticity. Upon successful verification, the MEA places a stamp or signature on the back of the Power of Attorney document.

Nevertheless, if you intend to utilize your Power of Attorney document in a nation that is not part of the Hague Convention, obtaining an attestation solely from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) won’t suffice. In such instances, an extra procedural stage, referred to as Embassy Attestation, becomes necessary.

It’s always best to talk to your Apostille helpline, they will help you decide which process will be the best for you.

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