Attestation of Power of Attorney / Will
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I.  Power of Attorney (POA) :

Requirements : 

  • Duly filled in Miscellaneous application form (Click here).
  • Attach your original passport and a copy of its main pages.
  • If you are an Indian passport holder attach original and a copy of your PR card/Work or Study permit. Please note that in case your PR card is issued or reissued after 01.01.2015, original and a copy of landing paper is also required.
  • Attach original POA which needs to be attested along with its copy.
  • Presence of applicant is required for execution of "Power of Attorney". However, no witness is required to be present in person at the consulate. 
  • Attach proof of address in Canada (Canadian driving licence, Gas, Electricity or landline telephone bill displaying applicant's address and House lease agreement.  
  • If you are applying by mail ,enclose return prepaid envelope with your address and send the complete set of documents to :

       Consulate General of India,

          (Consular Section – Attestation)

          365 Bloor Street East

           Toronto ON M4W 3L4

Procedure for attesting POA:

  • Attestation for Canadian Nationals : POA/ any other document has to be notarized and authenticated by the Ministry of Government Services, Ontario (address: 222 Jarvis Street, Main Floor, Toronto, M7A 0B6) or the concerned Provincial authorities before submitting it to the Consulate for attestation. The consulate will attest the seal and signature of the concerned Provincial authorities on the page attached by them with the POA.  

  • Attestation for Indian Nationals: If you are an Indian national, and residing in GTA apply in person at the Consulate. You need not to notarize the Power of Attorney. However, you have to sign the Power of Attorney(/Will document) in front of Consular Officer, you must ensure that name, address and signature of witness on the last page of POA is obtained before submitting at the Consulate for execution of POA, the witness need not to come at the Consulate.

  • Apply by Mail : If you are residing in area outside GTA, and you intend to apply by mail. In this case POA has to notarized and authenticated by the Ministry of Government services, Ontario/ concerned Provincial authorities before submitting it to the consulate for attestation
Fees:
    • For Power of Attorney regarding property matters : C$ 35. Please Note that C$ 35 is for one seal & signature, if you need it on more pages fee applicable will be C$ 35 x number of pages on which you need seal and signature.
    • For other civil documents :  C$ 19. It is clarified that the fee of C$ 19 is for one seal & signature, if you need it on more pages fee applicable will be C$ 19 x number of pages on which you need seal and signature. Example: If you need seal and signature on two pages fee applicable would be: C$ 19 x 2 = C$ 38. (Please Note that Cash or personal cheques are not accepted)
    • Fees can be paid through debit card/bank draft/money order. The bank draft should be payable in favour of "Consulate General of India".

Processing Time :

  • In person :  Submission time is 0930-1230 hours.

                      Same day (delivery of attested documents between 1500-1600 hours).

  • By mail : 3 (three) business days excluding the time taken in mail.
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II. Will :

Requirements : 

  • Duly filled in Miscellaneous application form (Click here).
  • Attach your original passport and a copy of its main pages.
  • If you are an Indian passport holder attach original and a copy of your PR card/Work or Study permit. Please note that in case your PR card is issued or reissued after 01.01.2015, original and a copy of landing paper is also required.
  • Attach original WILL which needs to be attested along with its copy.
  • Presence of applicant along with presence of two witnesses in person at the consulate is required for the execution of "Will". Also, the applicant has to sign the "Will" in front of consular officer, must ensure that name, address and signature of the witness on the last page of the document is obtained before submitting at the consulate for execution of will.
  • Attach proof of address in Canada (Canadian driving licence, Gas, Electricity or landline telephone bill displaying applicant's address and House lease agreement.  
  • If you are applying by mail - read the note at the end of this page for eligibility and enclose return prepaid envelope with your address and send the complete set of documents to :

       Consulate General of India,

          (Consular Section – Attestation)

          365 Bloor Street East

           Toronto ON M4W 3L4

Please Note:If the Will is not registered before the death of the deceased, who has made the Will, it needs to be executed (Probate - A judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate) by the Court Order from the Court of Ontario and thereafter get the order notarized from Service Ontario (222 Jarvis Street) and the Consulate General of India, Toronto.


Procedure for attesting Will

  • Attestation for Canadian Nationals : Will  has to be notarized and authenticated by the Ministry of Government Services, Ontario (address: 222 Jarvis Street, Main Floor, Toronto, M7A 0B6) or the concerned Provincial authorities before submitting it to the Consulate for attestation. The consulate will attest the seal and signature of the concerned Provincial authorities on the page attached by them with the Will.

  • Attestation for Indian Nationals: If you are an Indian national, and residing in GTA apply in person at the Consulate. You need not to notarize the Will. However, you have to sign the Will document in front of Consular Officer, you must ensure that name, address and signature of witness on the last page of Will is obtained before submitting at the Consulate for execution of Will.

  • Apply by Mail : If you are residing in area outside GTA, and you intend to apply by mail. In this case, Will has to notarized and authenticated by the Ministry of Government services, Ontario/ concerned Provincial authorities before submitting it to the consulate for attestation.

Fees:
    • For 'Will' regarding property matters : C$ 35 per seal and signature. Attach bank draft of C$ 35 drawn in favor of "Consulate General of India”. It is clarified that the fee of C$ 35 is for one seal & signature, if you need it on more pages fee applicable will be C$ 35 x number of pages on which you need seal and signature. Please Note that cash, personal cheques or debit/credit cards are not accepted. 

Processing Time :

In person :  Submission time is 0930-1230 hours.

                  Same day (delivery of attested documents between 1500-1600 hours).

By mail : 3 (three) business days excluding the time taken in mail.

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For any further assistance/clarification pertaining to attestation of POA or will, please feel free to write at consec.toronto@mea.gov.in


  





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