Signed and Attested before Notary Public and Legalised for Foreign Use.

Power of Attorney
Sign Power of Attorney In front of Notary Public. Legalised for use in any country of the world.    
We frequently legalise Powers of Attorney (POA) for use overseas.

A POA is a legal document that allows you to appoint another person to act on your behalf. This is commonly used by people in South Africa that need someone to represent them in legal matters abroad. For example, if you are buying or selling a house, property, airplane or car in another country, you can appoint a lawyer, or another person, to represent you. This means they can act on your wishes without you having to visit the country to sign documents or attend meetings. It can save you considerable time and money.

How to Legalise a Power of Attorney – Step by Step
One of the essential points of a power of attorney is the signing of the document. It must be signed by the person issuing power to someone else and the signing of the document must be ‘witnessed’ by a Notary Public in the South-Africa.

  •   Attend our Office. The Notary Public's will attest signature of the POA. Remember to take along you Identity Document or Passport.
  •   You sign the document and then the Notary Public attests to your signature on the document with various stamps, separate attestation certificate.
  •  The document is presented to the High Court and sometimes also to DIRCO and an Embassy for the Apostille or Authentication Certificate and stamps.       
  •  We legalise the power of attorney and return the document to you.
  •  Your POA can now be used overseas.

Why is the document notarised or witnessed by Notary Public?
It is important that your signature on the POA is witnessed. A notary should verify your identity and observe you sign the document. They then attest to your signature. This is important to ensure the document has actually been signed by the person issuing the POP for the authority overseas to know the document was actually signed by you.

Where to obtain the Power of Attorney
If a lawyer is acting on your behalf overseas they usually provide you with the POA. The POA should be suitable for the country in which it is used so we recommend that you obtain one in that country. We can supply you with example templates or draft the document on your behalf at an additional fee. We however recommend you check if this POA will be accepted outside of the South-Africa.

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Contact Us - Power of Attorney drafting and Notary Public Signature Service 

We take care of the entire process. Send us your documents and save yourself a lot of trouble and time.

  • One simple to complete the order form to complete and post with your documents. Click for Online Quotation & Order Form
  • On receipt, your documents are checked for suitability and to confirm the best way to process them. Click here for the list of commonly legalised documents.
  • We then attend the various governmental departments, translator, High Court, Department of Foreign Affairs and the relevant embassy.  It can take up to 10 attendances at various institutions to have your documents legalised up to embassy level.
  • We add embassy fees onto our account. It is advisable to first get a quotation of costs especially if the documents are for corporate or business purposes. Some embassies charge substantial fees for these corporate legalisations.
We understand that legalising documents for use abroad can be complicated. We are here to make your life easier. Do not hesitate to contact us for help or advice. You are also welcome to visit our offices to discuss your options, costs involved and estimated time frames for completion.

For further information please contact:
Hanelie de Beer
Document Legalisation Services

Office 4, Second Floor, Northern Pavilion, Loftus Versveld, 416 Kirkness Street, Pretoria.
E-Mail: info@louwrenskoen.co.za
Tel 0870010733