Certified Translation of Power of Attorney

The Certified Translation of Power of Attorney is normally used for the procedures foreign citizens need to carry out in Spain.

What is Power of Attorney?

Powers of Attorney (POA) in Spain are public documents authorised by a notary public. They are a written authorisation to represent or act on another´s behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. As follows, the agent or attorney must provide evidence of their capacity as proxy by producing their certified copy of the Power of Attorney.

The structure and types of POA that exist in Spain differs notably from those used in English-speaking countries. In countries like the United Kingdom or the United States, POAs are more statutory and follow a more rigid structure than that of Spain. You may find some POA samples on the official website of the British Government.

Power of Attorney Procedures

A power of Attorney is used in a number of procedures. These could be lawsuits, acceptance of inheritances, or real estate, etc. This procedure can be cancelled before a notary and has a worldwide recognition if completed with “legalisation” or apostille.

What is an apostille? It is a certification whereby public document issued in a foreign country may be used in a different country (provided that both countries are members of the The Hague Convention).

Legal & Certified Translators

The role of a certified or translator has increasingly more importance at law firms in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany or the United States.

In Spain this professional profile, specialising in law and languages, is beginning to expand. This job is necessary for certain types of translations, such as those concerned in this section, the Sworn Translation of Power of Attorney.

Given the importance and the high degree of information contained in these types of documents, it is essential that these translators be entrust exclusively to professionals. In 90% of cases a Certified Translator duly authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is required.

How can I get a quote for a Certified Translation of Power of Attorney?

The procedure is very simple. Scan all your documents and buy your translation online. If you prefer, you can fill out the form below.