Power of Attorney

Obtaining a power of attorney is essential if you need to authorize someone in Honduras to act on your behalf in legal, financial or other official proceedings.

Fortunately, Honduran consulates in the United States offer this service, simplifying the process for Hondurans living abroad.

Here is a detailed guide on how to manage it.

What is a power of attorney?

A power of attorney, sometimes called a power of attorney or power of representation, is a legal document that gives one person the right to act on behalf of another in specific matters.

This may include the administration of assets, representation in legal proceedings, among others.

Here is a sample power of attorney form, provided by Unctad of the United States.

Requirements to obtain it:

  • Be of legal age and present a valid identity document, such as a National Identity Card (DNI) or Honduran passport.
  • Two witnesses who are not related to the parties involved.
  • Application form provided by the consulate, duly completed.

Steps to follow at the consulate

a. Go to the consular office: It is advisable to call in advance to find out the hours and confirm if an appointment is needed.

b. Submit the required documentation: In addition to the documents mentioned above, you may be asked to submit other specific documents, depending on the purpose of the power of attorney.

c. Pay the consular fee: Costs may vary, so it is advisable to check in advance, currently this amount is $50.

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d. Wait for issuance: Once all documentation has been submitted and payment has been made, the power of attorney will be issued and notarized by the consulate. Waiting time may vary.

Additional considerations

  • It is vital to be precise in the wording of the power of attorney to avoid confusion or problems in the future. The advice of a lawyer is recommended.
  • Once the power of attorney has been granted, remember that it can be revoked at any time. If you decide to do so, it is essential to notify the consulate and the person to whom the power of attorney was granted.

Procedures for Banking and Real Estate procedures

At the consulate, all documents required for the issuance of the power of attorney will be reviewed. After confirming that everything is in order, payment instructions will be provided.

The authorization fee is $50.00, and must be paid in Euros, according to the exchange rate of the day.

Payments can be made through ATMs at Banco Santander or through POS using debit or credit cards. It should be noted that the consulate does not accept cash payments.

Types of power of attorney cards

Indeed, power of attorney is classified into two main types: general power of attorney and special power of attorney, differentiated by the scope of the powers granted to the representative.

General Power of Attorney: This type of power of attorney grants authorization to perform a wide range of legal acts, without a specific limit on transactions.

The legal representative may use the power of attorney for various purposes on behalf of the principal until the power of attorney is revoked or in the event of the death of one of the parties.

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Special Power of Attorney: This power is granted to perform a specific legal task or handle a specific matter. Once the action or matter for which it was granted is completed, the validity of the special power of attorney ends.

In addition, it is possible to include a clause in the document defining a specific period during which the agent may exercise the power of attorney granted.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Does the power of attorney expire? It depends on the type of power of attorney and the wording. Some have an expiration date, while others do not.
  • Can I grant a power of attorney for specific matters? Yes, you can limit the scope of the power of attorney to particular matters, such as the sale of real estate.

In conclusion, the process to obtain a power of attorney at the Honduran consulates in the U.S. is as follows is fairly straightforward, but requires attention to detail. Make sure you have all the documentation in order and follow the steps correctly to ensure the validity of this important document.

All consulates in Honduras

Here are the 15 consulates available in the United States. Remember that you can also make an appointment at one of the mobile consulates.

Consulate General of Honduras in Seattle
Consulate General of Honduras in Seattle
Consulate General of Honduras in Washington DC
Consulate General of Honduras in Washington DC
Consulate General of Honduras in McAllen, Texas
Consulate General of Honduras in McAllen, Texas
Consulate General of Honduras in San Francisco
Consulate General of Honduras in San Francisco
Consulate General of Honduras in Los Angeles
Consulate General of Honduras in Los Angeles
Embassy of Honduras in the U.S., Washington
Embassy of Honduras in the U.S., Washington
Consulate General of Honduras New Orleans
Consulate General of Honduras New Orleans
Consulate General of Honduras in Boston
Consulate General of Honduras in Boston
Consulate of Honduras in Dallas, Texas
Consulate of Honduras in Dallas, Texas
Consulate General of Honduras in Atlanta
Consulate General of Honduras in Atlanta
Consulate General of Honduras in Houston, Texas
Consulate General of Honduras in Houston, Texas
Consulate General of Honduras in Charlotte, North Carolina
Consulate General of Honduras in Charlotte, North Carolina
Consulate General of Honduras in New York
Consulate General of Honduras in New York
Consulate General of Honduras in Miami
Consulate General of Honduras in Miami
Consulate General of Honduras in Chicago, Illinois
Consulate General of Honduras in Chicago, Illinois

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