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Okt 14, 2014 (Newsletter Issue 15/14)
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New Procedures for Legalization of PoA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate at the Syrian Arab Republic set new procedures for the legalization of Power of Attorney.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry now receives and accepts the Powers of Attorney with an earlier signing date up to one year backdate. Thereafter, the Ministry will proceed with forwarding the PoAs to the concerned security departments. The PoA procedures will be as follows:

The Foreign Ministry receives the original PoA giving receipt number and date, and then forwards this document to security departments for approval or rejection. If rejected, the original PoA is retained with the Ministry. If accepted, the PoA is further sent to the Interior Ministry, which in turn, will forward it to other security departments for clearance. Such procedures will take more than 4 months.

However, some powers of attorney do not mention the signing date; as such the one year will be calculated from legalization date by the Syrian consulate abroad.

Source: JAH & Co. IP, Qatar