Melbourne International Lawyers


Specializes in international Power of Attorney (POA) certifications for global transactions and legal matters. We understand the complexities of certification processes in various countries and offer streamlined services to ensure your POA is properly certified and meets specific requirements. Partner with us to strengthen your global connections and secure worldwide acceptance of your Power of Attorney. Contact Melbourne International Lawyers today.

Understanding the Importance of International Power of Attorney Certification

A Power of Attorney is a legal document that grants authority to an individual (the attorney-in-fact or agent) to act on behalf of another person (the principal) in various matters, such as legal, financial, or healthcare decisions. When dealing with international transactions, it is essential to have the POA properly certified to ensure its validity and acceptance in the respective country.

Certification Procedures for Various Countries

(Please confirm with the appropriate authorities as this is only a guideline):

  • Drafting: Have your Power of Attorney drafted by a skilled Sri Lankan lawyer who is familiar with the specific requirements in Sri Lanka.
  • Execution: The executant must sign the document before an authorised person in the presence of two witnesses.
  • Notarization: The document should be notarised by a qualified Notary Public, especially for matters related to land, to ensure its validity before the court of law.
  • Authentication: The document should be authenticated by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Sri Lankan consular office.

Why Choose Melbourne International Lawyers

  1. Expertise: Our team consists of experienced lawyers with in-depth knowledge of international legal procedures and updated requirements.
  2. Personalized Service: We understand that each client's needs are unique. We provide tailored solutions to ensure your international Power of Attorney meets the specific requirements of the destination country.
  3. Prompt and Reliable: We pride ourselves on our prompt and reliable service, ensuring efficient processing and timely delivery of certified documents.
  4. Extensive Network: With our vast network of legal professionals and consular offices, we have the resources and connections to navigate the complexities of international Power of Attorney certifications.

Disclaimer: This blog post is intended as a guide and does not constitute legal advice. For information tailored to your specific situation, please consult with a professional.