Power of Attorney


Notarized issuance of a Power of Attorney in the Consulate General is made in case these documents are intended for use on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Consul may issue a Power of Attorney on behalf of one or several persons in the name of one or several persons.

Consul shall prove the identity of the trustee – the person issuing the Power of Attorney – on the basis of the submitted documents.

The identity of a U.S. citizen shall be determined on the basis of one of the following documents:

  • Passport.

  • Driver`s license.

  • Personal ID card.

The identity of a person with no citizenship shall be determined on the basis of an official document issued by a local authority.

Legal competence of a juridical entity shall be determined on the basis of the by-law documents. For non-profit organizations on the basis of General Provisions and registration documents.

Consul also verifies the powers of a representative of the juridical entity on the basis of:

  • Availability of his Office Certificate with a photograph indicating the fact that the person is the CEO of the company.

  • Certified extracts of the minutes about the appointment of the officials empowered to sign documents on behalf of the said juridical entity.

  • Power of Attorney for carrying out a specific actions.

The consular fee for drawing up and notarizing the Power of Attorney depends on its type.

For additional information contact the Legal Desk


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