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Authorization Letter Apostille (Authorization of Agent)

There are certain circumstances where you are allowed to authorize someone else to carry out a specific task on your behalf. An Authorization Letter or Authorization of Agent Letter is written and used to authorize or approve someone on your behalf to perform an action that under normal circumstances would be done by you. If the appointed individual is acting on your behalf in a foreign country, an Authorization Letter Apostille is required. 


When you permit someone in another nation to act on your behalf and legally bind you in certain business or personal transactions with third parties as part of an agency relationship, an Authorization Letter (or Authorization of Agent Letter) Apostille is required. An example of this would be if you owned property in a foreign country where a close relative lived, and you wanted that relative to sell the property on your behalf. 


To ensure it’s done correctly, your authorization letter should be written by an attorney in the country where your papers are being requested. The attorney will be familiar with the country’s laws and can draft an authorization letter in both English and the appropriate second language if the country is not an English-speaking territory.

An authorization letter must be signed and notarized before it can receive a state Authorization Letter Apostille. The document's signer must appear in person before a notary public. After the document has been notarized, it can be sent to us for processing using our order form below.


American Apostille & Notary Services can notarize and Apostille signed Authorization Letters (or Authorization of Agent Letters) in all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and the US Federal Government (USA Embassy). W can also process your Authorization Letter through the US Department of State and the Embassy or Consulate office for countries that are not members of the Hague Apostille Convention.

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