Power of Attorney
In order for one to give another person power of attorney to perform or proceed to an action, that person must have the requisite legal ability; that is, that person must be conscious of their actions and be of legal age (over 18 years of age).
A person wishing to draw up a power of attorney must appear in person along with documents proving beyond any doubt his or her identity (name, surname, place and date of birth, parents names and surnames). A power of attorney can be signed only in greek in order to be acceptable as is by other greek authorities.
In order to sign a power of attorney at the Consular Office of the Embassy, the following are required:
- full identification of the mandator (name, surname, father and mother's names, date of birth, identity or passport number, current address, greek tax registry number - if available)
- full identification of the assignee (name, surname, father and mother's names, date of birth, identity or passport number and date of issuance with issuing authority, profession, current address, greek tax registry number - if available)
- a draft of the power of attorney, by a lawyer or notary in Greece (to ensure the quality of the document), to be sent to the Consular Office in advance, in editable form (word document) at the e-mail address of the Consular Office
If the mandator does not understand the greek language, it is obligatory to have an interpreter/translator present at the signing of the power of attorney. The choice , as well as the fee of the interpreter/translator is up to the mandator.