Slovak Republic (Slovakia) – Splnomocnenie
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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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.