How to issue a power of attorney while abroad: instructions
Ukrainians who are currently living abroad can issue a power of attorney for their loved ones to allow them to manage their property in Ukraine. Learn more about how to draw up a document and what you need to do
Ukrainians living abroad may need to take legal action in Ukraine. To avoid coming to Ukraine, citizens can issue a power of attorney to their trusted representatives to act on their behalf. This legal document enables them to dispose of property on behalf of the owner. The question remains: can a power of attorney be issued while staying abroad? Read our material.
Issuance of a power of attorney at the consulate
You can get the document either at the consulate of Ukraine or at a local notary.
To submit documents at the consulate, you must first make an appointment. Remember, there is no fixed timeframe for appointment availability, and you may need to wait for an extended period. However, the wait is usually worthwhile because power of attorney issued by the consular does not need additional certification in Ukraine.
Consider that before going to the institution, you need to draw up a power of attorney and determine which powers you plan to delegate to the authorized person. You will submit this text via digital channels.
Issuance of a power of attorney by a notary
An alternative way to get a power of attorney is by contacting a notary. If a foreign specialist is involved, they can only certify the signature and not the content of the document, as it’s written in Ukrainian. However, a Ukrainian must confirm the legal validity of a document by obtaining an apostille.
Another option is to draft the power of attorney in a foreign language, certify it at a local notary and translate the already signed document in Ukraine.
Another problem that desplaced people face is the restoration of property documents. If you lost or misplaced them, read how to restore real estate documents.
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