A Power of Attorney (POA) is a legal document that grants someone the authority to act on behalf of another person in various matters. This document is crucial for individuals who may be unable to handle their affairs due to illness, travel, or other reasons. Drafting a Power of Attorney requires careful consideration of the specific powers to be granted and adherence to legal requirements. In this guide, we will outline the essential steps to help you draft a comprehensive and effective Power of Attorney.

Important Things to Know About Power of Attorney

  • A Power of Attorney should contain information such as the Principal’s and Agent’s names, addresses, and the time and location of the execution. Other than that, it ought to
  • Specify the kind of authority being transferred and indicate if the Power of Attorney is irrevocable, durable, broad, or specific.
  • enumerate the authority granted to agents, such as those related to custody, property management, medical treatment, etc.
  • contain any obligations owed by the principal, agent, or third parties.
  • have the notary and the signatures of the relevant parties.

How do you choose an attorney-in-fact?

  • Family members, close friends, relatives, or someone you trust can serve as the attorney-in-fact. Before selecting an attorney-in-fact, it is important to take into account
  • Your Attorney of Fact ought to be an adult who is of legal age and enough experience to comprehend the transactions at hand.
  • It is advised that you reside nearby and that your attorney-in-fact be conveniently accessible.
  • His or her qualifications should go beyond simple trust and goodwill; in addition, they should be well-versed in financial matters and have the necessary experience to handle legal transactions as needed.

How Can a Power of Attorney Be Created?

In India, establishing a power of attorney involves a few stages, and it’s crucial to make sure that all legal requirements are satisfied. This is a summary of the steps involved in creating a power of attorney in India:

  • Choose an Attorney: Selecting an attorney is the first stage in the legal process. This individual must be reliable and competent to perform the duties specified in the power of attorney.
  • Draft the document: After selecting a lawyer, you must create the power of attorney agreement. The following information should be included in the document: the attorney’s name and address, the principal’s name and address, the attorney’s powers and authority, the power of attorney’s effective date, and the principal’s signature.
  • Notarization: A Notary Public is required to notarize the power of attorney paperwork. After confirming the principal’s and the attorney’s identities, the notary will sign and seal the document.
  • Witnessing: Two witnesses must sign the power of attorney paperwork. The witnesses ought to be impartial and unconnected to the lawyer or the main.
  • Registration: In the region where the property is located, the power of attorney document needs to be registered with the Sub-Registrar of Assurances. A power of attorney that is not registered will not be enforceable, so it is crucial to make sure it is registered.
  • Keep a copy: It is important to keep a copy of the power of attorney document for your records      

Documents Required for Power of Attorney

A “Power of Attorney” document that details the precise authority being given to the attorney-in-fact (the person who is receiving the power of attorney) by the principal (the one giving the power of attorney).

  • a record with the names, addresses, and signatures of the principal and the POA.
  • Two passport-sized photos of the POA and the grantor.
  • Identification documents bearing the principal’s name, such as a PAN, voter ID card, or passport.
  • Documentation proving the attorney’s identity, like a voter ID card or passport.
  • In addition, two witnesses will need to sign the power of attorney document and present identification.
  • Notarization of the document by a lawyer or notary public.


Drafting a Power of Attorney is a crucial step in planning for the unexpected. Taking the time to create a well-crafted document ensures that your affairs will be handled according to your wishes. By following these steps and seeking professional advice if needed, you can create a Power of Attorney that provides clarity and legal validity.

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Written by: Avichal Singhal Adv.

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