Power Of Attorney

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  • #51440
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    How easy is this to get from the U.K? I have a friend completing soon, who may not be able to travel over to sign 💡

  • #60336
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    A power of attorney can be granted by visiting a notary with a lawyer and/or anyone you want to nominate to represent you.

    From the UK its rather more complicated. Firstly, the document you have giving POA has to be translated into English and then notorized in the UK, at Admiralty House, part of the Home Office. This can either be done yourself through your spanish lawyer and uk lawyer and they can organise it for you (although you will get charged a courier rate through the lawyers, AND some as they have to wait at Admiralty House (Pall Mall) with a ticket for sometimes hours.

    But if you take the paper yourself to have the “apostille” on it which means its official, then you go yourself, queue up and take a number and either wait in line or go for a coffee until you think the numbers up, which is usually around 2 hours. This costs about £15.00 which you pay on receiving back your document.

    The last time I did this was a year ago and things may have changed since then, but it can be done from the UK.

  • #60341
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    Cheers for that, I will tell him to ask his lawyer for the forms

  • #60346
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    You can find your nearest notary here.
    http://www.thenotariessociety.org.uk/find_a_notary.asp

  • #60350
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    We recently obtained our Nie’s without leaving our home town.
    We used a Spanish solicitor in London who prepared the POA giving our solicitor in Spain the powers.
    This was then posted to our home address with contact details of our local notaries.
    The document was notarised locally and then returned to the solicitors in London.
    They obtained the Apostille from the Foreign Office and they then forwarded it to our solicitor in Spain.
    The whole process of obtaining the NIE’S took only three weeks.
    It costed us £260 but that was far cheaper than flying to Spain.

  • #60358
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    @jules wrote:

    We recently obtained our Nie’s without leaving our home town.
    We used a Spanish solicitor in London who prepared the POA giving our solicitor in Spain the powers.
    This was then posted to our home address with contact details of our local notaries.
    The document was notarised locally and then returned to the solicitors in London.
    They obtained the Apostille from the Foreign Office and they then forwarded it to our solicitor in Spain.
    The whole process of obtaining the NIE’S took only three weeks.
    It costed us £260 but that was far cheaper than flying to Spain.

    Please ensure that you can trust 101% the person you are handing the power of attorney over to before doing anything.

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