If you intend to notarise a power of attorney for Spain a recent Spanish ruling has changed the notarisation requirements for every London Notary Public based in England. Following a ruling issued by the Director General of Notaries and Registrars in Spain many powers of attorney’s notarised by a Notary Public have recently been rejected. This risk can be minimised if you use a Notary Public who is familiar with the ruling and current requirements for notarising Spanish powers of attorney.
To minimise this risk of a notarised document being rejected a Notary Public must ensure all powers of attorney for use in Spain are:
Power of Attorney for Spain – Notarisation Requirements
- PUBLIC FORM documents only; and
- Should not be preceded with a Notarial certificate of execution, nor should they have a Notarial certificate annexed to it; and
- CONTAIN a clear statement to confirm the Notary Public has judged the appearer to have the necessary LEGAL CAPACITY to grant the Spanish Power of Attorney
If you are unsure about a power of attorney for Spain that has been sent to you on any of these points please contact our London Notary Public office on mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 355 6019 and we will assist with the Notarisation of the Spanish POA for you.