Slovak Republic (Slovakia) – Splnomocnenie

Slovak Republic

Notarising the Splnomocnenie for Slovakia

For clients with legal, property, or business dealings in the Slovak Republic (also known as Slovakia), the power of attorney is called a “Splnomocnenie” and with that document they can appoint an attorney, also known as “splnomocnenec“, to handle all matters on their behalf.

As a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney, one of our most common requests is to witness and notarise the power of attorney for use in different countries all over the world. In most cases, we recommend that our clients arrange for the power of attorney to be prepared by a lawyer in the intended destination country, as this generally ensures that it would be legally valid and can be used in that country.

Where can I find a Splnomocnenie?

By the time you are reading this article, you have probably been searching the internet information and you would have also found various forms, templates, and different versions for different purposes. Despite the power of attorney or splnomocnenie being a fairly basic and straightforward document, it is an important legal document. It is more dangerous and risky to rely on a document that you download from the internet rather than rely on legal advice and assistance from a lawyer in the Slovak Republic.

Ultimately, if you are involved in legal, property, or business dealings in the Slovak Republic, then it is also likely that there will be a lawyer involved to assist you or to assist your attorney or splnomocnenec with whatever you need to do over there – that should be the lawyer who would prepare the splnomocnenie for you to ensure that it is valid in the Slovak Republic and it can specifically achieve what you want or need it to achieve (rather than just some generic document for some irrelevant purpose).

Do I need an apostille for Slovakia?

If signed in Australia, splnomocnenie must be notarised and stamped with an apostille from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) since the Slovak Republic, like Australia, is a member of the Apostille Convention. In most cases, we assist clients with the notarisation and we also arrange for the apostille from DFAT. It just makes things easy for clients and avoids them having to deal with the hassle and uncertainty of handling unfamiliar processes, especially when this is something that we do all the time.

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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

Whether you're notarising a document for the first time or the hundreth time, the requirements, processes, and terms can be confusing and daunting - or just a pain and a hassle (especially if you need an apostille, or to authenticate or legalise as well). Don't worry! We're here to simplify it, explain it, and help you with what you need to achieve it.

Contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our notary public services. We've also created a flowchart to help explain notarisation, apostille, authentication and legalisation.

So, what's next?

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Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We're a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our experience and expertise in notarising documents for other countries, our low-cost fixed fees and service offering, and our availability to help on short notice. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, we help clients from across Sydney and beyond with personal, professional and timely notary public services.

Ern Phang, Notary Public
Ern Phang
Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, a boutique law firm in Parramatta and a leading provider of quality notary public services to satisfied clients across Sydney.

Ern Phang is a director of Phang Legal and a notary public (since 2005). Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the issues faced by his clients in sending documents to other countries.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct at the time of publication. Only rely on information and advice specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.