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Attestation of Power of Attorney

Consular Officer reserves the right to reject attestation of documents which are objectionable or contrary to the rules. Document submitted by foreign national will be attested only if the document is required to be submitted for a transaction in India or it originates from India.

In the case of US nationals, their signatures should be first attested by the Authentication Division in the State Department before submission for attestation at the Consulate. Other foreign nationals should get their signatures on the document attested first by their respective Embassy/Consulate.

We encourage receiving the Applications through post. Applications received through post will be serviced in 3-5 business days.

Required documents:

  1. Completed application form  for "Attestation of Power of Attorney" with one passport size photo affixed in the box.
  2. Fill in all the information correctly. Incomplete application will be returned without service.
  3. Applicant's valid original passport and a photocopy of pages containing personal particulars (first three and last two pages).
  4. Copy of valid Visa/Green Card for Indian citizens and for other citizens of Indian origin attach a copy of their OCI card/PIO card/Renunciation of Indian Citizenship Certificate if applicable.
  5. Copy of Proof of address (utility bill, driver license or lease agreement)
  6. If the applicant presents himself/herself in person at the Consulate, the Original and a photocopy of the Power of Attorney must be submitted. It is reiterated that no notarization is necessary in such cases. The applicant can self attest.
  7. If the applicant wishes to send by post or through any other person, then send notarized Original Power of Attorney and photocopy of the notarized Power of Attorney.
  8. Name and father's name of the expectant should be exactly as in the Passport with expanded initials. Power of Attorney should invariably state that "I (name of applicant), ……… son/daughter of (name of father) …………resident of ……… (address in India and abroad) and holder of Indian/US Passport No. …… issued on …… at …………… PIO/OCI card no ............. issued on ............... at ............... (if applicable) hereby ……………."
  9. All the pages of the Power of Attorney have to be signed by the applicant, a photograph must be pasted on the front page and signed across.
  10. Fee $20 per attestation and $2 for ICWF per application.
  11. Fee is to be paid by cashier’s check or money order drawn only in favor of "Consulate General of India". There should be a separate cashier’s check or money order for ICWF Fee. Cash payment is also accepted at the counter of the Consulate. Applicants are requested to come with exact change for efficient services.
  12. Personal checks, Debit cards and Credit cards are not accepted.
  13. If application is being sent by post please sent a seperate $20/- cashier’s check or money order fee for return mail. No prepaid envelopes are accepted.