Notarial Acts : Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney

A power of attorney (POA) or letter of attorney is a written authorization to represent or act on another's behalf in private affairs, business, or some other legal matter. It is a faculty from one person to another, either a person or any legal entity formed in Ecuador, to act on their behalf. It is also an authorization from a citizen abroad granting another person or legal entity, located in Ecuador, to act on their behalf.  There are two types: be general or special.  A general Power of Attorney allows the agent (person granted the POA) to make all possible legal actions on behalf of the principal/grantor. A special Power of Attorney includes only the specific purposes. It is recommended to act for a back up document (minuta).


  • Prescence of principal with an ID;
  • Complete information of agent;
  • Content of the Mandate In case of a general POA, the Consulate will present an example of a mandate ('minuta'). In the case of a special POA, the 'minuta' prepared by an Ecuadorian lawyer must be presentedat the time of the request. Otherwise, you should be clear about the procedure that you delegate to your agent (for example, in the case of buying or selling a property, you should know exactly where the property is located, lot number of land, surface, etc.). The lawyer's 'minuta' is mandatory in cases of trials (preference in Word format).
  • Cash payment is not accepted. It is only possible to pay by a bank transfer. Cost € 60 euros.

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