Guidelines for Attestation of Power of Attorney (PoA)/ Affidavit (s) relating to Property/ Financial matters
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Please note

  1. For attestation of the PoA/Affidavit (s) relating to property/ financial 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 property or financial matters are attested by the High Commission only if these are to be produced 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.  Duly filled Miscellaneous Application Form (Click here) signed by the applicant.
 2.

 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).

 3.

 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.

 4.

 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.

 5.

 Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page/UK Residence Permit Card showing the visa status should be enclosed.

 6.

 Power of Attorney:

  1. Power of Attorney (PoA) needs to be signed by the applicant 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 two 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.
 7.

 Power of Attorney for Court cases pending in India- Applicants have to provide a copy of Court cases pending against  them.

 8.

 Affidavit (s): In case of affidavits 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.

 9.

 Fee: £17 (payable by  cash only). Please note that the  fee is for each signature and stamp of the Consular Officer).

10. 

 Processing Time: 2 Working Days


 

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.