Do you need to apostille your Special Power of Attorney (SPA)?
A Special Power of Attorney form allows you to appoint another person in another country to act on your behalf should you ever require someone to make short- or long-term decisions for you.
A Power of Attorney document allows you to choose what your personal representative, or attorney-in-fact, will be responsible for by designating certain powers to them. By doing so, you can stay in the Unites States and avoid having to travel.
We recommend that your power of attorney be created by a specialist (Example: Attorney, paralegal, etc..) in the country requesting your documents. The power of attorney should be written in English and the language spoken in the other country. For example, if you need to provide a special power of attorney to a representative in Mexico, we recommend that the power of attorney be written in English and Spanish. Don’t worry if it’s only written in English, we also provide translation services.
Please follow the following three simple steps to getting an apostille on your Special Power of Attorney:
Step 1: Have your power of attorney created by a specialist in the country requesting your documents.
Step 2: Meet with a local notary public who will witness you sign this document.
Step 3: Mail in your original signed and notarized power of attorney with our order forms for processing.
That’s it! Once we obtain the apostille for your documents, we will send them back by FedEx overnight return shipping at no additional cost.
Obtaining an apostille on your Special Power of Attorney form 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 certain countries. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!