Can I issue the power of attorney abroad?

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For litigation and legal actions on the territory of Turkish Republic, it is necessary to have such an important legal document as power of attorney (POA). POA gives the lawyer legal permission to act on his client`s behalf in legal matters and represent the client`s interests in the court.

For litigation and legal actions on the territory of Turkish Republic, it is necessary to have such an important legal document as power of attorney (POA). POA gives the lawyer legal permission to act on his client`s behalf in legal matters and represent the client`s interests in the court.

Since 29 September 1985, Republic of Turkey has been one of the signatory countries of the Hague Convention abolishing the requirement for legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). So if POA is also issued in the Hague Convention signatory state it can be certified for legal purposes in Turkey.

The main condition is that the document must certainly have a special certification called apostille, which is in fact a printed stamp, which has "APOSTILLE Convention de La Haye du 5 octobre 1961" text on the top.

How to compose the Power of Attorney in the correct way?

There are several types of POA valid in Turkey, therefore, to answer the question about choosing the right type, it is necessary to specify which legal actions are going to be pursued.

For example, for execution and bankruptcy proceedings in Turkey the general POA can be used. For such legal actions related to real estate, divorce proceedings, inheritance rights it is necessary to issue a special power of attorney.

It is important to issue POA according to the standards required by the legal system of Turkey. Our law office always assists the foreign clients in creating the right power of attorney according to the legal actions performed in Turkey. If you decide to become our client, our lawyers will send you an appropriate example of POA.