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5 Things you Must know before using a Singapore Power of Attorney Outside of Singapore (2 mins read)

Updated: Jun 28

五个在使用新加坡授权书之前,您应该知道的事 - 2分钟阅读


With numerous travel restrictions, you may face difficulties travelling between countries. If you are physically in Singapore, can you still manage a business transactions or property abroad? Can you still submit certain documentations to the governmental bodies outside of Singapore?


由于各国的旅游限制,您可能在穿梭各个国家时面临一些问题。如果您身处新加坡,那么您是否还能有效地管理国外的商业交易或产业吗?您是否还是能够向除新加坡外的政府相关机构/ 单位提交文件?


The answer is YES! and this short article sets out how this can be done.


答案是可以的! 这篇短文阐述了如何做到这一点。


Key Point 1 – A valid Power of Attorney


要点 1 – 有效的授权书


Even though you are physically in Singapore, you can grant a power of attorney to a trusted party located in your country to facilitate the transaction there. As a power of authority gives someone authority to do something, it should be properly drafted and tailored to address your needs.


即使您身处新加坡,您也可以授权委托于仍在您的国家值得信任的第三方促成交易。授权书赋予第三方做某些事的权利,因此授权书应被适当地草拟以及定制以满足您的需求。


To use the Power of Attorney in your country, a power of attorney executed in Singapore must also be valid in your country even if the requirements of Singapore have been complied with.


要在您的国家使用该授权书,即使该授权书是在新加坡签署并已符合新加坡当地法律需求,该授权书仍需要在您的国家也是有效的。


Key Point 2 – The POA must be properly Notarized


要点2 – 授权书必须被公证


The Power of Attorney must be notarized.


该授权书必须被公证。


Most Notary Public will require you to sign the Power of Attorney before them. A Notary Public is a senior lawyer practising in Singapore who has been approved to act as a notary public under the Notaries Public Act.


绝大多数的公证人会要求您在他们面前签署授权书。公证人是在新加坡执业的资深律师,并且根据《公证人发》获得批准担任公证人。


Please check that the Notary Public is properly licensed before proceeding.


请在您在公证人面前签署任何文件之前,确认该公证人是否拥有相应的执照。


Please bring and show your identification document (eg. passport).


请告知您携带并出示其身份证件(例如护照)。


The Notary Public will then issue you with a notarial certificate.


随后,公证人会向您发出公证证书。


Key Point 3 – Authenticate, Verification and Legalizing with SINGAPORE ACADEMY OF LAW


要点 3 – 通过新加坡法律学会进行认证,验证和领事认证


Make an appointment with the Singapore Academy of Law.


与新加坡法律学会预约。


You can book an appointment by visiting https://legalisation.sal.sg/ to authenticate and verify the notarized Power of Attorney.


您可以通过访问 https://legalisation.sal.sg/ 预约并认证和验证已公证的授权书。


From 20 January 2021, you can receive both the authentication certificate and legalization stamp from the Singapore Academy of Law.


从2021年1月20日起,您可以同时获得新加坡法律学会的认证证书和认证印章。


Key Point 4 – Legalisation


要点 4 – 领事认证


Visit the applicable embassy to complete the legalization procedure. If the Power of Attorney is to be used in China or Hong Kong, the legalization service will be carried out by the Chinese Visa Application Service Centers (CVASC).


访问相关的大使馆以完成领事认证。若该授权书是为了在中国或香港使用的授权书,则需由中国签证申请服务中心进行领事认证。


The legalization process can take about 2 weeks or longer, depending on the embassy and whether all the documents submitted are complete.


领事认证过程可能需2周或更长,具体取决于该大使馆以及所提交的文件是否完整。


Key Point 5 – Be ready to wait


要点 5 – 等待


Be prepared to spend some time waiting for your turn at the Embassy. Depending on the Embassy, you will have to queue to take a queue number at the reception. For CVASC, the queue for a number could extend to outside of the building.


准备花点时间在大使馆里等待。取决于该大使馆,您可能需要排队以在接待处领取号码。若是中国签证申请服务中心,领取号码的队伍甚至会延伸至建筑物外。


After that, you will have to wait for your turn to be called at the counter. If you do not have the complete documentation, the counter will reject your application and ask you to repeat the ordeal all over again until you bring the complete set of documents which are properly signed.


领取号码后,您得耐心等待柜台服务。若您没有提供完整的文件,该柜台将直接拒绝客户的申请,并要求客户重新该过程,直到您携带完整的文件。


Conclusion:


总结


Documents not properly notarized may be challenged as being invalid for use, possibly leading to significant delays and being unable to enforce otherwise-clear legal rights. It could even lead to potential liability for negligence if you are getting the document notarized on behalf of someone else.


未经适当公证的文件可能会被质疑其有效性,并可能照成严重延误和无法执行其明确且应有的法律权利。若您代表其他人公证该文件,甚至可能会导致客户需背负疏忽/过失的潜在责任。


Some clients may find it less stressful to engage a lawyer to oversee the whole process on their behalf.


有些客户可能会发现聘请律师协助监督整个流程,压力不会那么大。


Prepared by Avant Law LLC


由恩万律师事务所准备


Avant Law LLC is a law firm in Singapore specialized in corporate law and dispute resolution. Our corporate lawyers in Singapore are dual qualified in both Singapore laws and Malaysia laws.


恩万律师事务所是一家位于新加坡的律师事务所,承办公司法与争议解决。我们的企业律师拥有新加坡及马来西亚两岸双重律师资格。


For more information and queries, please book a 15 minutes consultation session with us by clicking on the link below :


有关更多信息或疑问,请通过我们的网站与我们预定15分钟的咨询。


https://www.avantlawllc.com/


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