Power Of Attorney: Complete Procedure Of Attestation And Registration For The Foreign Pakistanis

What Is Power Of Attorney?

A power of attorney is a document that enables you to appoint a person or association to deal with your affairs if you are unable to do so. However, all POA’S are not same. Each attorney gives a different level of control.

A power of attorney gives expansive forces to a person or association to act on your behalf. These forces incorporate dealing with financial and business exchanges and other important issues. A power of attorney is a viable tool if you will be out of the country and need somebody to deal with specific issues, or when you are physically or rationally unequipped for dealing with your affairs. A power of attorney is regularly incorporated in an estate plan to ensure somebody can deal with financial matters.

The one conceding the Power of Attorney can also approve somebody to move the court or show up in the common court for their sake. They can approve them to purchase, offer, rent, or claim the property on their behalf. Without a doubt, this is one of the essential strategies through which foreign Pakistanis unable to visit Pakistan lead their business.

In a real estate, the power of attorney can be used in a variety of ways. This piece takes an in-depth look at one of the most important questions facing the overseas Pakistanis: How the foreign principal can attest and register Power of Attorney, while the agent (the one granted the power of attorney) is in Pakistan.

The procedure of attestation and registration of the power of attorney is explained underneath:

How To Attest Power Of Attorney?

In Pakistan before the procedure of registration of the Power of Attorney, it needs to be attested first at the respective consulate or embassy of Pakistan in the country of the principal’s residence.

It is suggested you examine it with a lawyer before you make and sign it. Regardless, this should incorporate every one of the capacities you should perform in connection to the plot for the construction of a house. For this purpose, frame power of attorney by a lawyer or by yourself.

For the attestation purpose, your family member such as brother visits the Consular Section of the High Commission for Pakistan, Canberra or the Consulate General of Pakistan, Sydney. The following documents are required to get your Power of Attorney attested:

  • Original Power of Attorney and few photocopies.
  • Application form for confirmation of Power of Attorney.
  • His Original passport alongside its copy.
  • His original Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) or National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) alongside its copies.
  • Two passport size photos attached to Power of Attorney by the place of a signature.
  • Each page should be signed if the power of attorney consists of more than one page.
  • Photocopies of your CNIC and that of the witnesses.
  • Processing fee as the postal money order or bank check worth AUD 20.

After the completion the attestation procedure you will be able to move to the next stage.

How to Register Power Of Attorney?

After the attestation procedure, the original Power of Attorney would have to be given to you.

  • You will need to have it attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Take along your CNIC and its copies.
  • Now you can get it registered with the registrar in District Courts and get an attested.

To perform the function on the behalf of your brother you should submit the record to the relevant authorities.

It ought to be noticed that you have six months verification from embassy/consulate in which to finish the procedure of registration in light of the fact that the authentication stays legitimate just for the limited time period of six months.

This sounds like a great deal of diligent work; however, this should just serve to stress the significance of the document. It is an incredibly helpful and powerful document and keeping in mind that, legitimately, you can't do anything to the hindrance of the principal, it is strictly suggested that you grant it to the most trusted people. Consequently, all these long procedures to have it attested.

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4 Comments

  • IRFANULLAH FAKIH

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