Guidelines for Attestation of Power of Attorney(PoA)/ Affidavit related to Civil Matters
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Please note

  1. For attestation of the PoA/Affidavit (s) relating to civil matters, applicants are required to visit the Consulate in person and have to sign the PoA/Affidavit (s) before the Consular Officer.
  2. PoA/Affidavit (s) relating to civil matters are attested by the Consulate only if these are to be produced before authorities in India.
  3. PoA/Affidavit (s) can be executed either on a plain paper or stamp paper as per the applicant’s requirement or as advised by the applicant’s lawyer.

Documents to be attached:

  1. Miscellaneous Application form dully filled in and signed by the applicant:
    1. In case of Indian Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and self-attested copies of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer's observation (s) (if any).
    2. In case of Other Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and self-attested copies of the passport pages containing personal particulars of the passport holder.
  2. Proof of Residence: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (landline telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill) or Driving License or lease deed (of residence) etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.
  3. Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page/UK Residence Permit Card showing the visa status should be enclosed.
  4. Power of Attorney:
  1. PoA needs to be signed by the applicant (s) before the Consular Officer.
  2. The PoA needs to be witnessed by two UK based individuals with their names, addresses and valid passport particulars (passport no., date of issue and place of issue) clearly mentioned in the PoA.
  3. The witnesses need to sign the PoA before the Consular Officer and they should not be amongst the beneficiaries.
  4. The witnesses need to produce their original passport and self-attested copies of their passport pages containing personal particulars. Only the copies need to be submitted along with the PoA.
  5. If the witnesses cannot come in person, notarised copies of their passports containing their signatures need to be submitted.
  6. The applicant/executant is also required to affix one passport size photograph on the last page of the PoA near the place of his/her signature and then make a photocopy of the document for retention by the Consulate.
  1. Affidavit Document: In the case of Affidavit (s), witnesses are not required. Only the applicant needs to present himself/herself before the Consular Officer and sign the Affidavit (s) before the Consular Officer.
  2. Power of Attorney for Court cases pending in India- Applicants have to provide a copy of Court cases pending against them.
  3. Fee: £17.00 (payable by cash only) .  Please note that the fee is for each signature .
  4. Processing Time: 2 Working Day

Note:  The above are the general mandatory requirements. The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, after scrutiny of the application and documents at the Consular Section, on case to case basis.