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I am a foreigner working in the USA. I dont have the vacation

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I am a foreigner working in the USA. I don't have the vacation time or money to return to my country but I need to sell my little house over there in order to help my mother. I want to appoint my oldest daughter my Power of Attorney to make this sale happen. If I do an American P of A in this country, will it be respected in my homeland? OR, should I get my daughter to send my the P of A from my country, which I will execute here with an American Notary Public and send back to my daughter? Will that be respected in my country? Are there international laws about this kind of thing?

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No there are not international laws concerning this sort of thing. Each country has their own rules concerning the procedures necessary to establish a power of attorney.

 

It is highly unlikely that any POA that you do here will be respected in your home country.

 

You'll need to work with a local attorney to where she is, and ask how they propose you get that document notarized here. Sometimes, they'll accept our notarizations. Sometimes, you'd need to find a consulate in this country which some connection with your home country to have that notarization considered in your home.

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