General Power of Attorney is a legal document executed by one or more persons giving an authority to one or more persons to act on his or her behalf. Power of Attorney is governed by the Powers of Attorney Act, 1888. The person giving authority is called the attorney of the party giving the authority. The person receiving powers is called Power of Attorney holder.

Normally, there is no requirement for registration of Power-of-Attorney. However, if the Power of Attorney creates an interest in any immovable property, then the Power of Attorney must be registered. Power of Attorney can be authenticated before a Registrar or Sub-Registrar within whose district or sub-district the principal resides and in case a Power of Attorney is executed outside of India, it can be authenticated by a Notary Public or any Court, Judge, Magistrate, Indian Counsel or via Counsel or a representative of the Central Government.

Fill out a simple online form providing details about yourself, and the nature of Power of Attorney requirement. Based on your requirements, the Power of Attorney would be drafted by an expert and vetted. The document can then be executed by you as per law, with the assistance of an IndiaFilings Expert.

Powers conferred upon the Power of Attorney holder for a particular matter and not in general referring to whole business is termed as a special Power of Attorney. While executing a Power of Attorney, it must be decided whether to confer power in general or restrict to something particular. Care must be exercised while executing this document as nothing can be done which is not authorised by the Power of Attorney.