How to Apostille a Power of Attorney in Pretoria South-Africa.
If you appoint someone to conduct business or conclude matters in a country who is a member of the Hague Apostille Convention, you need to sign a power of attorney in front of a Notary Public, which Notary public will attest to your signature of the power of attorney and your identity. Further to the above, the signed and notarially certified power of attorney will be required an Apostille legalisation certificate in terms of the provisions of the Hague Apostille Convention. Usually, a power of attorney is drafted by an attorney or specialist in the destination country and mailed/e-mailed to you. We will even assist with apostille, attestation and legalisation of the power of attorney if the document is a foreign language.
Once the documents are ready, it is signed in front of the Notary Public and sometimes two subscribing witnesses whereafter it is legalised by either the Apostille, Authentication or Embassy legalisation processes.
It’s important to work with an experienced notary who has at least several years of experience to avoid any costly Sometimes the power of attorney need to be translated. Louwrens Koen Attorneys can assist with this through our network of sworn translators.
Apostilles can be complicated. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the Apostille process and the unique requirements of individual countries.
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