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.
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’ 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 POA)
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. Bank draft/Money order/Certified cheque should be addressed to ‘Bangladesh Consulate General in Toronto‘. Payment can also be made by Debit/Credit card at the ‘Service Desks’ of the Consulate General, 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.