You are physically NOT present in India (you are NRI (or just moved abroad) holding Indian passport)
Write down the POA terms on an A4 size plain piece of paper. Since, you are not in India, you don’t need the Indian stamp paper.
The idea is to write whatever powers you want to share with the POA holder in plain English or your preferred language.
Get the POA attested by Indian Embassy/Consulate in your country of current residence with 2 witnesses.
Read this separate article for the complete process of getting POA attested in Consulate Of India – New York.
The process should be same all over the world in all Indian Embassies including UK, Australia, New Zealand and middle east countries.
Now, send this consulate / Indian embassy signed or attested POA to India by postal mail. In US, USPS, Fedex and UPS are reliable services.
The PoA holder in India needs to get this POA registered to actually make it a valid document and term it as Registered power of attorney.
Go to the SDM (Sub-divisional magistrate) office.
The concerned government office would be located by the address of the POA holder (the person who you name in POA) and NOT your own address.
Well, this address may be same if you are sending it to your parents or could be different if you are taking a friend’s help.
NOTE: The SDM (Sub divisional magistrate) office and office of registrar are two separate government departments/offices.
The real struggle starts with Indian government office here. Believe me, it may not be a simple process of just paying the fees and getting the document registered.
In our case, our POA holder was asked to produce documents which were NOT even mentioned anywhere. The behavior of the officers clearly pointed towards asking for bribe.
Documents required for registration of ‘Attested power of attorney from Indian Embassy‘
Affidavit (To be written on stamp paper of Rs. 80 or Rs. 100) for PoA holder’s swearing for his/her identity.
A nominal stamp duty of Rs. 4 or Rs. 10 is also need to be paid. You have to check with your local SDM office for these details.
The Envelope which was used to send the POA from US to India is also required. Sounds strange but it was asked by the officer in SDM office.
Passport photo-copies of the Executants (Person/s who have created the POA) in the Power Of Attorney.
2 (number) Address and ID proof of the POA holder. One could be passport and other can be electricity bill, water bill etc.
Document that can prove the relationship between POA holder and POA executants. This is completely illogical since POA holder can be your friend too.
You will have to submit the original POA along with the documentary proof to the SDM office.
The general time frame for this POA to be registered is 15 business days. Off-course we did not expect any magic to happen here.
Once you get this POA stamped by SDM, it is considered a registered power of Attorney.
No witness is required in SDM office for registration.
This registered POA is now acceptable in any government office for the purpose of possession and registration (also known as conveyance deed) of property.