Power of Attorney


Power of attorney service can be availed by either of the following methods-

a. Signing the power of attorney documents in front of the Consular Officer of Bangladesh High Commission; or

b. Signing the power of attorney documents in front of a solicitor/Barrister/Notary Public/Commissioner for Oath, and letter, attested by Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa

NB: In case of obtaining the power of attorney regarding land property in Bangladesh, the document signed by the High Commission must be attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka before submission to the concerned Deputy Commissioner's (DC) office.

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Requirements for signing the document before the High Commission's Consular Officer:

a. Applicant's pyhsical presence at the High Commission is necessary;

b. Before coming to the high Commission, the document must remain unsigned;

c. The executant must present a valid Bangladesh passport. South African-Bangladeshis who does not have a valid Bangladesh passport must present his/her South African passport with 'no visa required' stamp on it.

d. One (01) copy passport size photograph for executants and one (01) copy of passport size photo for attorney(to whom you want to give power of attorney).

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Requirements for signing the documents in front of solicitor and etc.:

a. One (1) photograph of each executant must be endorsed with the document by the solicitor/ Notary Public/ Commissioner for Oath;

b. After signing in front of solicitor, the document has to be taken to the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa legalization section for authentication of the solicitor;

c. After authentication by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa the documents are to be brought to the High Commission for signature by High Commission official;

d. Attorney's photograph must be endorsed by the applicant (s) in front of the consular officer;

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No specific form is available for power of attorney;

Delivery time : Same day after one hour from submission;

Fee (Non-refundable): Rand 50.

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