Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney (POA) is a document that allows the applicant to appoint a person or organization from abroad to manage his/her affairs in Bangladesh. Power of Attorney should be processed in accordance with the laid down rules stated in ‘The Power of Attorney Act-2015’. Please click on the link ‘The Power of Attorney Act-2015’ to read the act. The POA executant(s) and executee(s) are strongly advised to read the ‘Power of Attorney Act-2015’ before initiating the process.
** Power of attorney is not permissible in case of divorce.
- Applicants living in the NSW & Queensland may apply for Power of Attorney service at the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney.
- Applicants from all other states and territories are requested to approach the High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra for the service.
- “Power of attorney” service are available by appointment only. Please book your appointment from the following link. https://services.cgbdsydney.gov.bd/.
(Checkout this video if you have any confusion: https://youtu.be/18dKe6a6-Tc)
- Due to a high volume of applications, booking slots are filling up rapidly. You are requested to book your appointment as early as possible. The Consulate does not provide appointment over email or phone.
- Book Appointment: Pre-booked appointment is required for PoA service. Book appointment from the link: https://services.cgbdsydney.gov.bd/services/
- Required Documents: Collect and prepare all necessary documents for receiving the service. Please check ‘Requirements’ section for detail information.
- Physical appearance of the executant(s) is required at the Consulate General to sign in front of the consular officer.
- Bring unsigned “power of attorney” document for sign [photocopy/scanned copy NOT accepted]
- Physical appearance is not required if the document is attested/authenticated by the office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia. Please contact DFAT for the authentication procedures.
* Incomplete application form or application with incorrect information or inadequate supporting papers will not be received or processed.
Step 1: Attestation from the Consulate
- Duly filled-in cover form [Download cover form]
- Valid Bangladesh Passport/ National ID Card/ 17-digit online verifiable Bangladesh Birth Certificate of both executant(s) and executee(s) as the proof of identity & photocopy; [Handwritten/expired passports are NOT accepted]
- Australian Photo ID Card (eg. Foreign Passport/Driver’s License etc.) of the executant(s) as a proof of residence & photocopy;
- 2 (two) copies passport-size colour photos (not older than 6 months) with white background of both executant(s) and executees(s);
- If the property owner has passed away, his/her children or legal heirs must provide the succession certificate attested from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh. This is needed to get or give power of attorney for the deceased person’s property, along with a photocopy;
- Payment receipt (If paid in advance by EFT); Fees may also be paid by debit/credit card at the Consulate; Check “Fees & Payment” for details.
Step 2: Counter Attestation from MoFA, Bangladesh
Counter-attestation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Bangladesh:
- After completing the first step, the executant(s) should present the Power of Attorney (PoA) to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Bangladesh for counter attestation.
- This submission should occur within two months from the date it was signed at the Consulate General.
*Special Notes (Please read carefully):
- The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to seek any additional document at any stage of the application process.
- Incomplete application form or application with incorrect information or insufficient supporting papers may be rejected without citing any reason thereof. The consular fee is non-refundable even if the service is refused.
- The Consulate General of Bangladesh reserves the right to withhold/cancel/reject any application without ascertaining any reason.
The applicants are advised to read the following carefully prior to proceeding further:
- Consular fees are received for processing applications. Hence, consular fees are non-refundable even if an application is rejected or withdrawn.
- Bangladesh High Commission in Canberra and Bangladesh Consulate General in Sydney are two separate entities. Service can’t be provided by the Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney against a payment made to the High Commission of Bangladesh in Canberra.
- Fees are subject to change without prior notice.
- The payment of the fee shall be made at least 03 working days prior to submitting the application form [In case of EFT].
- A copy of the payment transaction receipt shall be attached to the application form.
- Cash/personal cheque/Direct Deposit is NOT accepted.
- Credit card/EFTPOS payment is available at the consular counter. Transaction fee of the card company will be applied in addition to the consular fees.
Fee: For each set of document, fee for the first page is A$ 11.00 and A$ 6.00 for the subsequent pages.
Mode of payment
The fees may be paid in ONE of the following ways:
- Credit Card/EFTPOS payment at the Consulate’s service counter. [In such case, transaction surcharge of the respective card provider will be charged in addition to the consular fees];
- Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT);
- Postal Money Order/Bank Cheque payable to Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney;
Cash/personal cheque/Direct Deposit is NOT accepted.
Bank details for EFT:
Account Name: Consulate General of Bangladesh
BSB: 062 000
Account No: 1927 4083
Bank Name: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Reference: [Service Name] [Applicant’s Full Name]. For example: PoA Jacob Hossain
*Please attach payment receipt with the application.
The applications along with other required documents may be sent by registered mail/courier to, or, may be submitted in person to the following address:
Consulate General of Bangladesh in Sydney
Suite 2, Level 1
189 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000
After necessary endorsement, the PoA document will be returned to the applicant. Please collect the document(s) from the Consulate counter between 3 pm – 4 pm on opening days.