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Can I use an American power of attorney in Jamaica?

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QUESTION: Dear Legal wiz,

If I execute a power of attorney in the United States of America for someone in Jamaica to handle my affairs is this document acceptable in Jamaica?

Shanoiya

RESPONSE: Dear Shanoiya,

Thank you for writing in. The United states and Jamaica are different jurisdictions, and have different requirements. For any power-of-attorney to be functional in Jamaica, it must be drafted, stamped and registered according to the requirements of the country.

Legal Wiz

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