Do you need to apostille a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) for the Philippines?
The Philippines joined the Hague Apostille Convention on May 14, 2019.
Documents destined for the Philippines no longer requires the red ribbon from the Philippines Embassy or Consulate office. The apostille issued by the Secretary of State is sufficient for the special power of attorney to be accepted in the Philippines.
For example, a special power of attorney signed and notarized in Texas only requires the Texas apostille.
In order to apostille you special power of attorney, it must first be signed and notarized. Please meet with a local notary public near you. Once your document has been signed and notarized, go ahead and mail it to our office for processing.
We can apostille documents signed and notarized in every US state. US Apostille
Here is an example of a Special Power of Attorney for the Philippines provided by the Philippines Consulate:
Obtaining an apostille 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!