Cyprus, Nicosia

How to Properly Draft a Power of Attorney Text for the Consulate?

Updated: 3 months ago

We have previously discussed how to formalize a power of attorney for someone in Russia while being in Northern Cyprus. Now, let's talk about how to handle the text of the power of attorney.


Written independently, adhering to the conditions. Drafted with the assistance of a consulate employee. Written using a ready-made form from the consulate.

How to Independently Draft the Text of the Power of Attorney

The notarial department of the Consulate of the Russian Federation in Northern Cyprus has specific requirements for drafting the text of the power of attorney. It can be written in a free form but must contain the following elements:

  • Document title (it should be: POWER OF ATTORNEY).
  • Place and time when the power of attorney was issued.
  • Full name, date of birth, place of birth, permanent address, and passport details (number, date of issue, and place of issue as stated in the passport without abbreviations) of the grantor.
  • Full name, date of birth, place of birth, permanent address, and passport details (number, date of issue, and place of issue without abbreviations) of the authorized person.
  • Validity period of the power of attorney.
  • If applicable, specification of the conditions for the delegation of authority to third parties.

There should also be a space for the signature with a decryption, but the grantor's signature is only affixed in the presence of a consular officer.

Drafting the Power of Attorney in the Presence of a Consular Employee

If you encounter difficulties in drafting the power of attorney, you can involve a consulate employee dealing with notary matters. To do this, when scheduling an appointment, it is necessary to book two consecutive actions. In this case, during a personal meeting, they will help you draft the text, and the second action will notarize the document.

Ready-made Power of Attorney Forms for the Consulate

On the website of the consular department of the Embassy of Russia in Cyprus, there are ready-made forms where you can enter your data and the details of the authorized person. The forms can be found on this page. However, since they may not open for everyone due to outdated encoding, we have prepared them separately.


What documents are needed to process a power of attorney at the Russian consulate?

You can familiarize yourself with the list of documents required for the power of attorney in this article.

What additional documents are needed when processing a power of attorney from a legal entity?

In this case, in addition to the main list of documents, you will need:

  • Your passport as a representative of the legal entity.
  • The organization's charter.
  • Documents confirming the authority of the legal entity's representative (it could be a protocol, a decision of the sole participant, a contract, an appointment order, or a recent extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities). These documents must be provided in originals, and copies and translations will be required if the language differs from Russian.

If the original of the document you need is not on Northern Cyprus, you can use a special topic on the Telegram forum of Northern Cyprus, where arrivals to the island are willing to take a document with them for a fee or free of charge.

Do you need a consultation?