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POWER OF ATTORNEY
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ISSUANCE OF A POWER OF ATTORNEY
If you need to extend a power of attorney to someone in Uruguay, there are two valid alternatives to sign it from abroad.
The first alternative consists of signing the power of attorney before a Public Notary and then legalize it. The format of the power of attorney is obtained through a Public Notary in Uruguay, who knows what the document should say in order to be valid in Uruguay.
You can also choose to write your own letter of authorization or ask at the Institution where the power of attorney is to be used, about the necessary format for that purpose.
The power of attorney should be signed before a Public Notary, who testifies that the signature is authentic. For this, the person who is signing the document should present a valid identification document. The notary will not revise the content of the power of attorney and therefore it is not a problem if the text is written in Spanish.
Once the power of attorney has been signed it should be legalized in order to have legal validity in Uruguay. The legalization procedure consists of stamping the document with the Hague Apostille stamp, which is done by the competent authority in the country where the document was signed. Once the power of attorney has been sent to Uruguay, it should be protocolized by a Uruguayan Public Notary.
The second alternative is to sign a power of attorney at the Consulate in Stockholm. The Consulate has different formats of powers of attorney that are all very general in their conditions. In order to proceed to sign a power of attorney, you should contact the Consulate in advance to book an appointment and present yourself with a valid identification document, as well as personal information regarding civil status, address and nationality; both of yourself as of the person receiving the power of attorney in Uruguay.
Once the power of attorney has been sent to Uruguay, it should first be legalized at the Centre for Attention to Citizens (Centro de Atención Ciudadana) and then protocolized by a Uruguayan Public Notary.