What to do if there is no way to personally receive documents or there is no opportunity to take time off from work on a weekday to visit governmental or banking institutions? A power of attorney for receipt of documents issued to another person will be of help to you. An attorney can receive the documents instead of you.
A power of attorney for documents should indicate a specific document to be received by your attorney and an authority to be applied to.
A power of attorney for receipt of documents states the information on an attorney (full name and registered place of residence; passport details of an attorney and registration number of the taxpayer identification card (formerly called individual taxpayer number) may be additionally indicated); therefore, to notarise a power of attorney for receipt of documents, you need to provide a notary with such information.
We recommend to notarise several copies of a power of attorney right after its original notarisation because an attorney may require them to exercise his/her powers. One copy of the power of attorney you must keep for yourself, whereas if you want to cancel this power of attorney, it would be easier for a notary to find it in the Unified Register of Powers of Attorney and make a record on cancellation.
According to a power of attorney, you may transfer your powers either to one or several persons who will act individually and independently of each other.
It is important to define in advance the scope of powers that you are going to transfer to your attorney under a power of attorney for documents.