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Apostille a New Jersey Power of Attorney

Updated: Dec 10, 2021

If you need an apostille for a Power of Attorney in New Jersey, this article will walk you through the processes to get an apostille for your Power of Attorney.

A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that permits you to designate someone or an organization to handle your affairs in the event that you are unable to do so yourself. Property or residential real estate is generally dealt with by those dealing with Power of Attorney for usage abroad. For example, a person who owns a home in India has decided that it is time to sell since he is spending more time in the United States. He had his son, who lives in India, manage the selling of his property in India in this scenario.

Step 1: Create a Power of Attorney.

The first step in ensuring that a Power of Attorney produced in New Jersey is legitimate for use in a foreign nation is to ensure that the document is written in accordance with the requirements of the foreign accepting agency. POAs can be created by you or by a lawyer.

Step 2: Have the Power of Attorney notarized

The document signatory must then sign the Power of Attorney in the presence of a Notary Public. The signatory ID and signature will be recorded in the Notary Public's notary journal, which is commissioned by the Secretary of State.

Step 3: Apostille Power of Attorney in New Jersey for Use Abroad

The 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Embassy Legalization of Foreign Documents, sometimes known as the Apostille Convention, is a treaty negotiated by the Hague Conference on Private International Law. In a nutshell, the Apostille certificate proves that the Notary Public is legitimate.

If you have any questions or would like to outsource the apostille process to the pros, feel free to contact American Apostille & Notary Services at (848) 467-7740 or email

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