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PoA / Public Affidavit for Indian Nationals

Consulate General of India

POWER OF ATTORNEY (PoA) by an Indian National

Consular Officer on behalf of the Consulate performs the notarial act of certifying a deed, contract or other documents including Power of Attorney (PoA). The Consular officer only verifies the signature of the applicant in respect of residents in the states of Bavaria and Baden Wuerttemberg.

  1. The executor can give PoA to his/her family members, relatives, friends to perform a particular action on his/her behalf in India.
  2. The names, contact address, telephone numbers and signatures of two witnesses known to the executor may be provided in the POA, However, for attestation purposes, witnesses’ presence or Photo ID cards are not required at the Consulate.
  3. A Power of Attorney can also be issued by joint applicants for which only one PoA should be prepared on which both applicants will put their signatures.
  4. Indian nationals can prepare the PoA with the help of any lawyer/legal expert on a plain paper. The PoA is not necessarily to be made on a stamp paper, while the executor is residing abroad. Indian Nationals are not required to authenticate the power of attorney from local authority.
  5. The Consulate reserves the right to reject attestation of documents the contents of which are objectionable or contrary to the Rules.
  6. Applicant (s) presence is mandatory for attestation of PoA Public Affidavit, as he/she has to sign in front of the Consular Officer.


Personal submission of Documents: Application along with supporting documents is be submitted at the Consulate personally by scheduling an appointment at the following link (Click here).  

Application Fee (click here for fee details) can be paid at the counter by cash only. For bank transfer, payment may be made in advance (because it takes 2 to 3 days to get reflected in our bank account) to the Consulate Bank Account (click here for Bank details) and attach a copy of the transaction slip with the application as reference for payment.

Documents required:

  1. Duly filled in Miscellaneous application form (Click here) along with a photograph pasted on it
  2. Original and photocopy of PoA which needs to be attested (both the copies need to be ink-signed preferable in blue ink infront of Consular Officer)
  3. Copy of passport (first and last page)
  4. Copy of valid residence permit/visa (for Indian nationals)
  5. Copy of City Registration (Meldebeschinigung)
  6. Fee to be paid in Cash at the counter/ receipt of fee if paid in advance through bank transfer.
  7. Attach a self-addressed prepaid stamped (Euro 4.50) envelope of appropriate size for return of serviced documents

Processing Time:- 05 working days from the date of receipt of application in the consulate.

For any query related to Attestation/PoA please write at attest.munich@mea.gov.in . Incase you do not get a reply within 7 days. please write at cons.munich@mea.gov.in.