Attestation of PoA at Indian Consulate in USA Questions & Answers

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Hi Anil,

CGI Houston mentioned: If the applicant presents himself/herself in person at the Consulate, the Original and a photocopy of the Power of Attorney must be submitted. It is reiterated that no notarization is necessary in such cases. The applicant can self attest.

That’s point. 6 at CGI Houston Miscellaneous Services > Attestation of Power of Attorney, under Required Documents

Does that mean 2 witnesses no longer needed for POA attestation? Please clarify.

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Witness is required for POA by Indian law. If you do not get witness now, you will be asked to get 2 witness in India at the time of registration of POA.

Hi Anil, Thanks a lot for your post. It’s really helpful.
I have few additional questions. Kindly take some time to answer them:

  1. I am currently in Boston, planning to send POA documents to parents in India.
    It is mentioned in the New York CGI site as below Welcome to Consulate General of India, New York (USA) ,
    It is not mandatory that the apostilled documents should be attested by the Consulate officials before presenting it to authorities in India .

Does that mean I can either get the POA documents apostilled or attested to be later registered in India? Or is it required to apostile POA document before sending by post for attestation in New York CGI

  1. Due to the current covid scenario, if I am not able to get the signature of 2 witnesses notarized in USA then,
    a. Will the New York CGI attest the POA without the signature of 2 witnesses ?
    b. Do I need to be physically present in India, If my parents get signature of 2 witnesses while registration of POA in INDIA ?

Thanks in advance!

Hi @Saikat_Banerjee

I have answered these questions earlier here on truvisa.com.

Thanks @Anil.Gupta . Please take some time to answer the second question as below:

Due to the current covid scenario, if I am not able to get the signature of 2 witnesses notarized in USA then,
a. Will the New York CGI attest the POA without the signature of 2 witnesses ?
b. Do I need to be physically present in India, If my parents get signature of 2 witnesses while registration of POA in INDIA ?

Thanks again!

NY embassy should attest POA without witness signature.

You don’t need to be present but the POA holder will be required for witness signature in India.