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:
The Consulate General of Bangladesh in Toronto continues ‘in-person’ consular services as an ‘essential service’ amid COVID-19 pandemic. However, as per the precautionary guidelines/measures promulgated by the provincial government, unless it is absolutely necessary, we recommend the applicants not to visit the Consulate General ‘in-person’ for services.
Applicants can always apply online for all consular services ‘online’ followed by both way postal deliveries (except few specified services, which need personal appearance).
If anyone thinks it is an absolute necessity to visit the Consulate General, please adhere to the following guidelines:
i) Visitors may please confirm their prior online appointments for in-person consular service.
ii) Visitors patiently maintain queue to come up to the Consulate General at the 15th floor.
iii) Queue wait-time for the elevator be patiently maintained.
iv) Visitors must wear face mask, please note that Consulate follows ‘NO MASK NO ENTRY’ policy.
v) After entering the consular waiting room visitors must sanitize their hands and
vi) Once inside the consular waiting room, visitors must respect social distances i.e. sit in designated chairs, stand only on designated red-marked spots, and maintain 6 feet distance with each other.
Applicant’s safety is our priority and help us to ensure it for all.
Required Documents for POA
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/Mutation/Succession Certificate) 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′.
vii) If the applicant wishes to add any information/comments/documents in support of his/her application, may upload online as an additional document.
viii) Online Payment/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.
Applicants must complete ‘Document Submission’ either in-person or by post to the Consulate General within the 60 days of online application. Failure to submit/send document(s) within 60 days will result in automatic expiration/deletion of online application from the system. There will be no refund of payment for such expiration/deletion of application.
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 Consular Section, 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.