Compliance Question of the Week

Is a power of attorney (POA) that is notarized in a different country valid in the US? If not, how can the member produce a valid POA while residing in a different country? The country is the Philippines if that makes a difference.

In regards to the notary on the POA being valid, the notary must be performed at the American Consulate in the foreign country or in the presence of an Apostille in which the signing party is physically located (with exception of Canada). The POA would also need to be validated in the presence of an Apostille.

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