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General power of Attorney

Hi folks,

I am non-EU citizen and am a PhD student at EPFL on B permit.
I have a house back in my home country which I need to register on my name. Since I cannot travel to my home country at the moment to do the legal stuff, I want to give power of attorney to my brother who would carry out registration for me.

My question is: How much do they charge here if I want to make such Power of Attorney document in Switzerland? Any links or pointers would be appreciated.

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M
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Hi folks,

I am non-EU citizen and am a PhD student at EPFL on B permit.
I have a house back in my home country which I need to register on my name. Since I cannot travel to my home country at the moment to do the legal stuff, I want to give power of attorney to my brother who would carry out registration for me.

My question is: How much do they charge here if I want to make such Power of Attorney document in Switzerland? Any links or pointers would be appreciated.

Thanks,
M
If you have a house (as you mention above), shouldn't it already be registered on your Name?
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Re: General power of Attorney

You will need to have someone back home send you a POA document.
Then you take that to the embassy, along with photographs and get it notarised. then send it back home. that can be used to registeration.
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Check with your embassy, they should be able to help.
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I had done the same last year. You need to goto the Indian embassy in Bern.
Take the POA and your passport along. They will sign it and give it back on the same day.
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Re: General power of Attorney

Thanks for the information. How much did they charge you? and apart from passport and POA, do I need anything else to be taken at embassy??
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If you have a house (as you mention above), shouldn't it already be registered on your Name?
I purchased (paid for) the house. So it is mine. However legal formalities to register it on my name are still pending.
Right now I am protected by agreement of sale and receipts for the payments that I made to the original owner. But for other legal and tax reasons, it needs to be registered.
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Your photograph will need to be pasted in the POA anyway. Apart from that your passport, work permit.
They do not charge anything. Check their timings before you go at their website. They will sign and stamp it and give it back to you in 2-3 hours.

Make sure the POA is made by a lawyer in India, as it needs to have some special clauses like your address here in Zurich, so it is not the plain simple one. The lawyer wont charge much there.
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I had done the same last year. You need to goto the Indian embassy in Bern.
Take the POA and your passport along. They will sign it and give it back on the same day.
Oops.. I just forgot to mention another important point. This property is purchased by me and my brother. So we are co-owners. Agreement of sale has both our names. But my brother is in India and I am in Switzerland.

Please enlighten me how I can take matters ahead in this case.

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Re: General power of Attorney

No problem, just make POA from your side in name of your father or any other relative. Since your brother is there anyway , he can go for registration along with the holder of POA from your side.

Just have your folks contact any RE lawyer in India, they wil make the POA , and it doesnt cost more than 1-2k INR.
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Re: General power of Attorney

Hi,

Has anyone executed a POA recently. Besides the embassy (Indian) would the notarisation done in Basel Kanton will be valid for a POA to be presented in India.

This is the link of the Basel official notary.


http://translate.google.com/translat...%26prmd%3Divns

Immediate response will be appreciated.
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Re: General power of Attorney

HI - Alternative to visiting your Embassy office is to get a GPA/PoA done by a local Notary in your Gemeinde. I recently got mine done for the similar purpose.

From : Notariat office in my local Gemiende (Canton:ZH)
Fee : CHF 20 (CHF 40 if you want the Photograph notarised too).
Required Documents : Printed POA on a normal A4 paper (with my local address printed on it) + Pasted Photograph.


I have not tried the Embassy route so not sure how that works but for the above process it is Important to note that :
A) GPA/PoA once issued by a Notariat has a validity of 90-Days. (This is what I was told).
B) Your representative would then need to take this GPA/PoA (i.e. issued in Switzerland) to the Sub-Registrars office (of the State where property is bought) and get it enrolled in their Register. Once done an equivalent document would be issued which is the legal document to represent you by your GPA/PoA holder.

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