Notarial Services Power of Attorney (POA) used in India

Power of Attorney (POA) used in India

Notarizing the signing of an Indian Power of Attorney (POA) in Australia involves following certain procedures to ensure the document’s legality and validity. Here’s a general guide on how to notarize the signing of an Indian POA in Australia:

Find a Notary Public:

Locate a qualified Notary Public in Australia who is authorized to perform notarial acts. Notaries Public are legally empowered to authenticate documents and administer oaths.

Schedule an Appointment:

Contact the Notary Public’s office to schedule an appointment for the notarization of the Indian POA. Be sure to inquire about any specific requirements or documentation needed for the appointment. It is essential to bring along two witnesses to the appointment. 

In India, the number of witnesses required for signing a Power of Attorney (POA) can vary depending on the specific requirements outlined in the relevant laws or regulations, as well as the type of POA being executed. Generally, two witnesses are commonly required for the signing of a POA in India. These witnesses should be competent individuals who are not parties to the POA, meaning they are not the principal granting power or the attorney-in-fact receiving power. 

Gather Required Documents:

Ensure you have all necessary documents ready for the notarization appointment. This typically includes the original Indian Power of Attorney document that needs to be notarized.

Verification of Identity:

Bring valid identification documents for all parties involved in the signing of the POA. This may include the principal granting the power, the attorney-in-fact receiving the power, and any witnesses required by Indian law.

Signing in the Presence of the Notary:

Attend the notarization appointment with all relevant parties. Sign the Indian Power of Attorney document in the presence of the Notary Public. The Notary Public will verify the identities of the signatories and witness the signing process.

Notary’s Certification:

After witnessing the signing, the Notary Public will affix their official seal or stamp to the Indian POA document. They will also provide a notarial certificate, attesting to the authenticity of the signatures and the validity of the document.

Keep Copies:

Obtain copies of the notarized Indian Power of Attorney for your records. These copies may be needed for future reference or legal proceedings.

Legalization or Apostille (if required):

Depending on the intended use of the notarized Indian POA in India, you may need to further legalize the document through the process of legalization or obtaining an Apostille. Check with the relevant Indian authorities or legal advisors to determine if this step is necessary.

Delivery and Storage:

Deliver the notarized Indian POA to the intended recipient or store it in a secure location as per your requirements.

It’s important to consult with legal experts familiar with both Indian and Australian laws to ensure that the notarization process complies with all relevant legal requirements and is recognized in both jurisdictions. Additionally, specific circumstances or types of POA may have unique considerations that should be addressed during the notarization process.