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QUESTION NO.2928 NON-COMPLIANCE OF GUIDELINES BY FEW INDIANS IN NEW ZEALAND

March 19, 2020

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2928
TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.03.2020

NON-COMPLIANCE OF GUIDELINES BY FEW INDIANS IN NEW ZEALAND

2928. SHRI MAJEED MEMON:

Will the Minister for External Affairs be pleased to state:

(a) whether all persons of Indian origin residing in New Zealand are required to submit Power of Attorney to Courts in India only after authenticity of signatures and stamp fixed on documents by Indian High Commission of New Zealand;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the High Commission of India in New Zealand has received complaints in 2019 against some persons of Indian Origin residing in New Zealand for not having submitted their Power of Attorney for attestation; and

(d) if so, the details thereof and action.

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) & (b) All documents issued by foreign entities, when being produced to Indian Agencies/Authorities, need attestation by respective Indian Missions abroad. Whenever an applicant applies for attestation of Power of Attorney, the service is rendered only after his or her signature is authenticated and stamp of the High Commission is affixed.

(c) No.

(d) Does not arise.

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