Is an apostille required for a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) in the Philippines? The Philippines ratified the Hague Apostille Convention on May 14, 2019. The red ribbon from the Philippines Embassy or Consulate office is no longer required for documents bound for the Philippines. The apostille given by the Secretary of State is sufficient for the Philippines to recognize the special power of attorney.
If you live in New Jersey, for example, all you have to do is meet with a local notary public and mail the Power of Attorney in for the Apostille. If you want to use American Apostille & Notary Services for Apostille services, I can meet with you and notarize the document for you in New Jersey. The Power of Attorney must first be signed and notarized before it can be apostille. Please meet with a notary public in your area. Send in your paperwork for processing once it has been signed and notarized. Documents signed and notarized in any US state can be apostille by American Apostille & Notary Services.
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