With us Apostilling a Power of Attorney is easy! 1-2-3 and you are done!
1. Download and complete our order form.
2. Send your original document along with the completed order form to our office.
3. Get your apostilled Power of Attorney at your address in any part of the world!
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If you need to take care of business or family affairs on behalf of another person in a different country, your Power of Attorney will require an Apostille to be valid in that country. To ensure its legitimacy let an attorney or a certified specialist in that country prepare a Power of Attorney for you. Once your Power of Attorney is properly prepared, it needs to get a certification from a US notary public.
Make sure you choose an experienced notary public knowledgeable on proper notarization procedures and notarial laws. The notary public must prepare a notary affidavit in English that should then be attached to your Power of Attorney. Incorrectly notarized documents will not be accepted for apostilling.
In some states, it is required that all documents submitted for notarization must be translated into English by a certified translator. Please contact us if you need help finding a certified translator. To ensure all notarized documents submitted for Apostille are accepted and processed promptly, we always check them for errors or inaccuracies. If we find any issues with your notarized Power of Attorney, we will contact you right away and advise on how to correct mistakes.
Remember that a Power of Attorney signed and notarized in one of the States can only be apostilled by the same State. For example, if you signed and notarized your POA in Florida, only the State of Florida could issue an apostille on your document.
A properly drafted Power of Attorney must meet the following guidelines:
• It should bear an original signature
• It must be dated
• There should be no corrections or blanks on your POA
If your Power of Attorney is to be used in a member country of the Hague Apostille Convention, it will receive an apostille. If you use your Power of Attorney in a country that is not a member of the Hague Convention, your POA should receive an Authentication State Certification instead of an apostille. Authentication Certificates destined to non-member countries will require the US Department of State certification and Embassy or Consulate legalization.
We recommend hiring a professional attorney from a country where you need to use your Power of Attorney to make sure it is prepared exactly in compliance with rules in that country. For example, if your Power of Attorney is to be used in Panama, we recommend that an attorney from Panama drafts your document. By using an experienced attorney from the country of your POA’s destination you will spare yourself from potential errors and rejections. We also recommend preparing a Power of Attorney in both languages, thus, for use in Panama, your Power of Attorney should be prepared in English and Spanish.
Obtaining an apostille is a complex process and should always be handled by professionals only. Remember that trusting your important documents to incompetent persons who are unfamiliar with the specifics of each country, may lead you to lost money, and delays of your important business by weeks, or even months. Complicated matters must be handled by experts, and that’s why we recommend that you should let Multichoice Apostille take care of obtaining Apostille on your Power of Attorney.