Have you been asked to apostille a power of attorney POA?
A power of attorney signed and notarized within the United States can be processed through one of our nine apostille offices. For example, if your power of attorney was signed and notarized in Florida, our office in Florida can process your apostille through the Florida Department of State.
In order to apostille a power of attorney, it must first be signed and notarized. You can find a local notary by searching online or by visiting the local shipping store. You can also request a traveling notary to come to your home or office for a small travel fee.
A power of attorney should be created by a professional. In order to avoid any additional costs or delays, we recommend having a professional attorney write your power of attorney. For example, if you need a power of attorney for Germany, we recommend that an attorney in Germany write your power of attorney in English and in German. This will help you understand the power of attorney (if you don’t speak German) and also the State office may require an English translation.
Obtaining an apostille on a power of attorney 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!