- Should I be present physically at the Embassy to attest my Power of Attorney (POA) documents? Can’t I send my documents by mail?
Ans: It is mandatory that you should be present physically at the Embassy to attest your POA documents. Any POA related documents sent by mail will not be entertained by the Embassy.
- Is it mandatory to fix an appointment prior to visiting the Embassy to get my POA documents attested from the Embassy?
Ans: POA related documents are attested only by the Head of Mission. Therefore, prior appointment to obtain this service is mandatory.
- Can I reschedule my appointment for another available time?
Ans: Yes, you can reschedule your appointment for next available time by sending a mail to the email@example.com.
- I am a US citizen of Nepali origin and own properties/businesses/transactions in Nepal. Should I follow the same procedures as for a Nepali national?
Ans: You have two options to authorize a POA to perform your legal deeds in Nepal:
- i) You may either chose to apply for a NRN Card (foreign national of Nepali origin) and apply for POA attestation in the format and procedures as for Nepali nationals. You can apply for a NRN card during your appointment for POA.
- ii) Or, you may chose to remain a foreign national without NRN status, and in such case, you should follow the procedures for foreign nationals. As such you should first get the POA certified/attested by the US State Department/Authorities. Certification/attestation of document is done at the Office of the Secretary of State where the you Only after that the Embassy will attest the POA for such categories of applicants. There is no need for POA to be certified/attested for foreign nationals holding NRN card.
- I am a foreign national (US or other foreign citizen), how should I attest my POA?
Ans: You should first prepare your POA as per your requirement or the advice of your lawyer, get the POA certified/attested by the US State Department/ Authorities. Certification/attestation of document is done at the Office of the Secretary of State where the you reside. After that, you should schedule an appointment with the Embassy to attest your POA.