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Thursday, October 13, 2016

How to Execute Special Power of Attorney (SPA) in New York



Special Power of Attorney (SPA) - A document that allows you to appoint a person or organization to handle your affairs while you're unavailable or unable to do so. The person or organization you appoint is referred to as an "Attorney-in-Fact" or "Agent."

REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY
  1. Must be a holder of a Philippine passport
  2. Personal Appearance
  3. Must bring two (2) witnesses of legal age (18 years old) to the Consulate to personally witness the execution of the document
  4. Passport of the Applicant
  5. Photocopy of the Passport of the Applicant (First and Last Page)
  6. Fee: $5 to $25 (Cash, Money Order or Company Check -NO PERSONAL CHECKS)
Where to go:
1. Any Notary Public - fee $5-$10
2. Consulate General New York at 556 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10036 - fee $25
    The Consular and Legal Section is open to the public Monday through Friday, except on selected Philippine and American Holidays. Office Hours: Mon to Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm (open during lunch hour) 

Notes:

The two (2) witnesses must bring a valid identification card or passport to prove that they are at least 18 years of age.

Foreign Nationals who wish to apply for a Special Power of Attorney must execute the same before an authorized American citizen NOTARY as the case may be and must be authenticated by the respective Foreign Ministry.


[SAMPLE SPA:]


SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

KNOW ALL MEN BY THIS PRESENTS:

            I, ________________________________________ of legal age, Filipino citizen,
                   First name                   Middle name                   Last name
a resident of ___________________________________________________________ , ______________________ United States of America, do hereby APPOINT, NAME and CONSTITUTE, Mr./Ms._____________________________________________ likewise                                                               of legal age, Filipino Citizen, _____________________(married/single/widow/er) and a resident of _____________________________________________________________, Republic of the Philippines as my true and legal representative to act for and in my name and stead and to perform the following:













            HEREBY GIVING AND GRANTING unto my representative full power and authority to execute and perform every act necessary to render effective the special power granted in this instrument, as though I myself, has so performed it, and HEREBY APPROVING and RATIFYING ALL that he may do by virtue hereof.

            IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this _____ day of _____________________ at the Philippine Embassy in New York, NY USA..                           
         month                    year

                                                                                             ____________________________
                                                                                                                  Affiant

SIGNED IN OUR PRESENCE:

---------------------------------------------                           ------------------------------------------------
                       Witness                                                                            Witness
               Signature over printed name                                                                Signature over printed name



Note:  Affiant and two (2) witnesses must appear personally and sign in front of a Notary or Consular Officer.  Witnesses must provide proof that they are of legal age.




Attachment in MS Word: Special Power of Attorney



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