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Powers of Attorney for India

What you need to know General requirements · the inclusion of photographs of the Executant (who is giving the power), and/or their Attorney (who is getting the power) · a photograph of the Executant is fixed on the POA and a signature of the Executant placed across on the photograph · a Notary Public’s seal placed over the photograph · to be witnessed by two (2) people in addition to a Notary Public ( we have two witnesses during office hours ONLY ) · notarisation seals of the Notary Public · left hand thumb fingerprints placed on the POA. · Attesting seals from Apostille- DFAT / VFS

Book an appointment and bring the document and IDs. What kind of paper ? The green bond paper is not available in Australia. You may need to have your Indian lawyers to prepare and send to you. Normal white A4 size paper is accepted if Notary seal is there.

DFAT OR the Indian Consulate ? The notarised Power of Attorney may need to be stamped with an Apostille by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) and/or lodged with the Indian Consulate. Please check this with your Solicitor. Notary Seal on all pages or Last page only? Please check this with your Solicitor. Some require seal on the photograph. DFAT will require all pages stamped or the whole document is ribboned and sealed with a sticker seal, which will cost extra. What you need to bring? 100 points of ID as well as all documents needing to be notarised.

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