Frequently Asked Questions
What is an apostille?globalcustomerservice
An Apostille is a type of authentication or legalization that is recognized internationally and used to verify the authenticity of a public document. It is a certificate that is issued by a designated authority in the country where the document was issued, confirming the authenticity of the signature, seal, or stamp on the document.
The purpose of an Apostille is to simplify the process of authenticating documents for use in another country. It eliminates the need for additional authentication by a foreign embassy or consulate and helps ensure that the document will be recognized and accepted as valid in the receiving country. The Hague Convention of 1961 established the legal framework for the use of Apostilles in international transactions.
When do I need a Power of Attorney?globalcustomerservice
A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that grants someone else the authority to act on your behalf. There are many different situations where you might need a POA, including:
- Business transactions: If you own a business and are unable to be present for a crucial transaction, a POA can allow someone else to act on your behalf.
- Medical decisions: If you become incapacitated and are unable to make medical decisions for yourself, a medical POA can designate someone to make those decisions on your behalf.
- Real estate transactions: If you are buying or selling a property and are unable to attend the closing, a real estate POA can give someone else the authority to sign documents and handle the transaction for you.
- Financial decisions: If you are unable to manage your own finances, a financial POA can grant someone else the authority to make financial decisions on your behalf.
- Legal matters: If you are involved in a legal matter and are unable to attend a court hearing, a POA can allow someone else to represent you in court.
In general, a POA can be useful in any situation where you are unable to be physically present or make decisions for yourself. It is important to remember that a POA grants someone else a significant amount of power, so it should be used carefully and only when necessary.
How does it work?globalcustomerservice
1. Place your order
2. Upload your document or use one of our FREE Power of Attorney Templates
3. Verify your identity online
4. Get your Power of Attorney
How long does the Power of Attorney process take?globalcustomerservice
The Power of Attorney process takes 1-2 business days.
How much do you charge?globalcustomerservice
Our fee is 295 EUR per notarized Power of Attorney (including governmental fee and excluding shipment).
Forms of payment?globalcustomerservice
- Bank Transfer (SWIFT and SEPA)
- All credit and debit cards
Which countries are members of the Hague Apostille Convention?globalcustomerservice
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Cape Verde
China, People's Republic of
(Hong Kong & Macao Only)
Korea, Republic of
Moldova, Republic of
North Macedonia, Republic of
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
Can I check on the status of my Power of Attorney?globalcustomerservice
Yes, please contact our Support Team with your order number.
Why do some POAs need an apostille and others need legalization?globalcustomerservice
A Power of Attorney may require an apostille or legalization depending on the country in which it needs to be submitted. Most countries in the world are divided into two categories. Countries that are signatories to the Hague Apostille Convention require an Apostille. Countries that are not part of the Hague Apostille Convention require documents to follow the (consular) legalization process.