If you live in the UK but still have dealings in India it can be quiet complex trying to obtain information on how to act as, or give to another Power of Attorney. Below we will try to explain as clearly and concisely the steps that need to be followed to make your experience as stress free as possible.
You will need to instruct a solicitor in the UK to prepare the Power of Attorney documentation and get it attested as a Notary Public. Take some time to think about the exact content you wish to be included – if you are not completely sure do not worry, your solicitor will advise and guide you through the process on the best way forward.
You may be advised to visit the Indian High Commission to get your documentation attested which will require an appointment to be booked; please be guided by your solicitor if this is the case.
Please be aware your Power of Attorney documentation will need to be validated by two witnesses so bear this in mind when booking your appointment. You will all need to provide photographic identification as well as hard copies of both passports and proof of address.
Once your documentation is complete you will need to register your Power of Attorney in the sub-registrar office closest to your relevant area in India. Your documentation should be couriered to the person whom is going to be given your Power of Attorney and must only be opened in front of the sub registrar. This is hugely important and failure to do so can result in your application being rejected.
Once this is completed the documentation will hopefully be approved and your Power of Attorney will be active.
For any questions or to book an appointment, please contact us on 01474 335515.