A Special Power of Attorney is a legal document used in the Philippines to appoint a specific representative (Agent or Attorney-in-Fact) to act on behalf of another person (Principal).
The circumstances in which the agent or attorney-in-fact can act on behalf of the principal are clearly laid out in the document.
Below are some of the common situations which require the use of Special Power of Attorney:
1) File tax returns;
2) Claim government benefits;
3) Maintain business interests;
4) Manage bank accounts, cash, and even safety deposit boxes;
5) Sell, mortgage, or manage assets and properties;
6) Settle claims;
7) Enter contracts;
8) Plan estate and financial gifts; and
9) Receive bank loans.
If the Principal cannot go to the Philippines to sign the Special Power of Attorney, our Hong Kong Notary Public can witness the signing of the Principal on the Special Power of Attorney and provide an additional witness required for the signing process in Hong Kong.
The Principal has to sign the Special Power of Attorney in the presence of our Hong Kong Notary Public. Online or video conferencing signing is not allowed.
The Special Power of Attorney usually contains the Acknowledgment like the one below:
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES)
CITY OF _______________________) S.S.
BEFORE ME, this (day) th day of (month and year) at the City of (Place of Notary), appeared:
Name ID Type No.
known to me to be the same person who personally signed the foregoing Special Power of Attorney and he/she acknowledged that the same is his/her free act and deed.
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL on the date and place above written.
Doc. No. ____________;
Page No. _____________;
Book No. _____________;
Series of 2020.
The Hong Kong Notary Public would make necessary changes to the wordings of the Acknowledgment of the Special Power of Attorney to reflect the signing of the document in Hong Kong.
Email or call us to make an appointment.
Things to bring to the appointment :
1) The Special Power of Attorney;
2) HKID or Passport; and
3) Address proof.
For Hong Kong Notary Public & China Attestation services, please contact Chow & Cheung, Hong Kong Solicitors, Notary Public & China Appointed Attesting Officers.
Tel: + 852 2856 3799 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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