Attestation of Power of Attorney (PoA)/ Affidavit (s) relating to Civil matters Consular Information

Attestation of Power of Attorney (PoA)/ Affidavit (s) relating to Civil matters

Attestation of Power of Attorney (PoA)/ Affidavit (s) relating to Civil matters

Please note that for attestation of the PoA/Affidavit (s) relating to civil matters, applicants/ executants are required to visit the High Commission in person and have to sign the PoA/Affidavit (s) before the Consular Officer. PoA/Affidavit (s) relating to civil matters are attested by the High Commission only if these are to be produced before authorities in INDIA. PoA/Affidavit (s) can be executed either on a plain paper or a stamp paper as per the applicant’s requirement or as advised by the applicant’s lawyer.

Requirements:

i. Miscellaneous Application form dully filled in and signed by the applicant (Please click for Miscellaneous Application Form or please visit the link 'Forms for Consular Services').

ii.

  • In case of Indian Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copies of first two and last two pages of the passport and the page (s) containing passport officer's observation (s) (if any).
  • In case of Other Passport Holders: Valid passport in original and one set of self-attested copy (copies) of the passport page (s) containing personal particulars of the passport holder.

 

iii. Proof of Residence: Any of the following self-attested documents viz. copy of utility bill (landline telephone bill/electricity bill/gas bill/water bill) or Driving License or lease deed (of residence) etc. where the applicant’s UK address is clearly mentioned, should be provided.

iv. Visa Status: Self-attested copy of passport page/UK Residence Permit Card showing the visa status should be enclosed.

v. Power of Attorney/Affidavit Document: Power of Attorney (PoA)/Affidavit needs to be signed by the applicant (s) before the Consular Officer.In the case of PoA, the PoA needs to be witnessed and signed by two UK based individuals with their names, addresses and valid passport particulars (passport no., date of issue and place of issue) clearly mentioned in the PoA. It is customary for the witnesses to the PoA to sign the PoA before the Consular Officer. The two UK based witnesses need to produce their original passport at the time of signing before the Consular Officer and one set of self-attested copy (copies) of the passport page (s) containing personal particulars of the witnesses need to be submitted along with the PoA. If the witnesses cannot come in person, one set of notarised copy (copies) of the passport page (s) containing personal particulars of the witnesses need to be submitted along with the PoA.The witnesses to the PoA should not be amongst the beneficiaries of the PoA. The applicant/executant of PoAis also required to affix one passport size photograph on the last page of the PoA near the place of his/her signature and then make a photocopy of the PoA for retention by the High Commission.

In the case of Affidavit (s), witnesses are not required. However, other procedural and documentation requirements as prescribed above would be required to be completed.

Power of Attorney/ Affidavit for Court cases pending in India- Applicants have to provide a copy of Court case (s) pending against them.

vi. Fee: £19.00 (payable either in cash or through crossed postal order drawn in favour of "High Commission of India, London".Please note that the fee is for each signature and stamp of the Consular Officer).

vii. Processing Time:Normally,Same Day/Next Working Day

Note:  The above are the general mandatory requirements. The applicant may be advised to submit some more documents, after scrutiny of the application and documents at the Consular Section, on case to case basis.

 

Jun 8, 2015
 
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