Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney (POA) enables the applicant living abroad to appoint a person or organization from abroad to manage his/her property or affairs in Bangladesh. Power of Attorney is processed in accordance with the ‘The Power of Attorney Act-2015’. POA executant(s) and recipient(s) MUST read ‘Power of Attorney Act-2015’ carefully prior to initiating the application process.
⚠️ COVID-19 Safety Guidelines:
Toronto entered the stage-3 of reopening following the end of provincial ‘State of Emergency’ in view of Covid-19. Accordingly, the Consulate General of Bangladesh has resumed ‘in-person consular services’. However, as per the general precautionary guidelines/measures in stage-3, unless it is absolutely necessary, we urge you not to visit the Consulate General for ‘in-person’ consular services. You may avail all our consular services digitally through online following postal delivery.
If you think it is an absolute necessity for you to visit the Consulate General for any consular service, please adhere to the following guidelines:
i) Visitors may please confirm their prior appointments for ‘in-person consular service’ with Consulate.
ii) Visitors must approach to the concierge/reception at the downstairs lobby and strictly maintain queue to come up to the Consulate General.
iii) Queue wait time in the elevator must be patiently maintained.
iv) Visitors must wear face mask.
v) Visitors must wear hand gloves.
vi) After entering the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands.
vii) Once inside the consular waiting room, visitors must respect social distancing i.e. sit in designated chairs, stand only on designated red-marked spots, and maintain 6 feet distance with each other.
Your safety is our priority and help us to ensure it for all.
Required Documents for POA
i) Valid Bangladesh Passport or National ID of the Executant(s).
ii) Canadian photo ID (Passport/PR card/Study Permit/Work Permit/G1 Driver’s License) of the Executant(s).
iii) Bangladesh photo ID of the Recipient.
iv) 45mmX35mm recent photographs of the Executant(s) and Recipient(s) with white background (not older than 6 months).
v) Copy of ownership documents (Khatian/Tax document) of the property or affairs to be given.
vi) A set of Unsigned or Notarised POA completed as per ‘Schedule-Ka, Form-3 of the ‘Power of Attorney Act – 2015′.
vi) Bank Draft/Money Order/Certified cheque or to be paid in person by Debit/Credit Card.
[Please prepare digital copies (scanned or clear photograph) of the above documents for Online submission.]
- Executant(s) shall sign the unsigned POA in front of the Consular Agent and the witness(s) must be present during signing of the document.
Step 1: Online Application
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A ‘Confirmation Page’ will be generated and a copy of that will be sent to the applicant via e-mail. Please print and sign the Confirmation Page.
Step 2: Document Submission
POA to be signed before Consular Agent:
Applicant should make an online appointment and submit i) signed Confirmation page ii) set of unsigned POA completed as per Schedule-Ka, Form-3 of the Power of Attorney Act-2015 and iii) Bank Draft/Money Order/Certified Cheque or pay by Debit/Credit card in person.
- ‘In-person’ submission is compulsory while the POA to be signed before the Consular Agent. Please book an online appointment for this service.
- The witness(s) should be present with the Executant while signing the documents before the Consular Agent.
POA Notarised to be Attested:
Applicant should send or submit i) signed Confirmation page ii) a set of Notarised POA completed as per ‘Schedule-Ka, Form-3 of the Power of Attorney Act-2015’ iii) Bank Draft/Money Order/Certified Cheque.
Please send a self-address ‘Xpresspost (Trackable)’ return envelope with the documents to:
Consulate General of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
1505-2235 Sheppard Ave. East (Atria II)
Toronto, ON M2J 5B5, Canada
(The Consulate General encourages postal service for Power of Attorney. Any application received with regular mail return envelope will not be processed.)
Please book online appointment; for in-person submission, payment can be made by Debit/Credit card at the ‘Service Desks’ of the Consulate General.
Step 3: Paying Fees
Government fee for ‘POA’ is C$ 40.00 (Regular – by 3 working days) and C$ 60.00 (Express – by 1 full working day) for up to 5 pages; C$ 70.00 (Regular) or C$ 100.00 (Express) for up to 8 pages and additional C$ 5.00 for each page above 8 pages. Applicants may choose to Pay Online using Cards; a Transaction Receipt will be e-mailed to the Cardholder’s email address OR through Bank Draft/Postal Order addressed to the “Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto”.
In case of In-person submission applicants may pay through Debit/Credit cards at the ‘Service Desk’ of the Consulate General. For details please see Consular Fees.
The Consulate General of Bangladesh does not accept any cash payment.
Step 4: Processing
Consular Agent will examine the documents and process the POA attestation.
Step 5: Disposal
‘Attested document(s)’ (including Original Document(s), if any) will be sent to the return address. If applicant wants to collect documents in-person, may approach the Consulate General on the ‘date of delivery’ as indicated on the payment receipt.
- The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to request for any additional document at any stage of the Authentication process.
- The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to withhold any application for further examination.
- If requires, the applicant may be requested for an interview with the Consulate General of Bangladesh.
- All payment made to the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto is non-refundable.