Georgia – Signing the Power of Attorney (მინდობილობის) in Australia
Appointing an attorney in Georgia
Dealing with your property, business and personal matters in Georgia while you are living in Australia can be troublesome and a hassle. There are several options other than making arrangements to travel to Georgia to deal with your legal matters yourself. One option is to appoint someone under a Power of Attorney (მინდობილობის) in Georgia to represent you or act on your behalf.
From time to time we are asked to witness and notarise the Power of Attorney for clients with business or property dealings in Georgia. The process can be broken into two parts:
- We witness and notarise the Power of Attorney; and
- We arrange for the Power of Attorney to be stamped with an apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
If you do not follow this procedure and you do not stamp the Power of Attorney (მინდობილობის) with the apostille, it may not be recognised in Georgia. If your Power of Attorney is rejected, you would need to have it re-signed, witnessed, notarised, and then stamped with an apostille. It is important to get the right advice and follow the right procedure to avoid any unnecessary delay or cost.
Occasionally clients also ask us for copies of a Power of Attorney that they can use, however in all cases we encourage our clients to make enquiries with a lawyer in Georgia or with their intended attorney to confirm what kind of document is required and the process that it must follow in order to be valid in Georgia.
Do you have any questions regarding this article?
If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.
So, what next?
If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.
Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?
We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.
This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.
Ern Phang is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.
All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.