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What is the process to have a Power of Attorney notarised with the ADGM Notary?
What is the process to have a Power of Attorney notarised with the ADGM Notary?
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In partnership with Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, ADGM Courts offer a Notary Public service for all ADGM registered entities. ADGM Courts Notary Public is licensed and authorised by Abu Dhabi Judicial Department to notarise and attest documents.

Clara Formations can assist you in arranging for your company's Power of Attorney (POA) to be notarised by the ADGM Courts Notary Public:

Step 1: POA Review by Notary

You will need to supply us with the POA text prepared by your advisor in English and we will arrange for this to be legally translated to Arabic. Once we have the draft POA in dual language (English and Arabic), this will need to be reviewed and approved by the ADGM Notary. The POA should be valid for a maximum of 3 years.

Step 2: Resolution to Approve the POA

We will prepare a Board or Shareholder Resolution that approves the POA and nominates a Director to sign the POA and attend the virtual appointment with the ADGM Notary (Resolution). The POA will be attached to the Resolution and both will be prepared in dual language.

Step 3: Stamping of Resolution and Issuance of Notary Pack by ADGM RA

Once signed by the Directors/Shareholders, the Resolution will be submitted to ADGM for stamping as a true copy.

We will arrange for the Declaration Letter addressed to the ADJD and a Notary Letter confirming the Powers of Directors (Notary Pack) to be issued by the ADGM Registration Authority (RA).

Step 4: Signing of the POA

While step 3 is under process, the POA will need to be signed wet ink by the nominated Director and a clear, coloured scanned copy is sent to us by email.

Step 5: WebEx Appointment with Notary

We will arrange an appointment for you with the Notary and provide the Notary with all required documents for their final review ahead of the appointment. A local UAE mobile number will be required for the WebEx link, if this is unavailable, Clara Formations will provide an alternative mobile number and we will forward you the link accordingly.

The Director who signed the POA will be required to attend the virtual appointment via WebEx. A copy of the printed certified Resolution and the nominated Director’s original passport will need to be on hand during the WebEx appointment.


Clara Formation’s fee to assist with this process is USD 1,600 + VAT (per POA), this includes:

  • Liaising with the Notary for approval of the POA text

  • Preparing the Resolution to approve the POA

  • Translation of the Resolution, POA, and ancillary documentation for up to 3 amendments.

  • Submission of the Resolution to ADGM for stamping (including ADGM filing fees)

  • Obtaining the ADGM Notary Pack ahead of the notary appointment, including associated filing fees.

  • Arranging Notary appointment.

  • ADGM Courts Notary Public fee of USD 10 per year.

  • Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD) fee of AED 100 per year.

Excluded from our fees are:

  • Attestation or stamping fees by MOFA / Embassy etc

  • Other disbursements relating to courier, translations, or stampings not otherwise included in our scoping above.

Please note that the Notary Public will not notarise a company’s constitutional documents because, pursuant to Abu Dhabi Law No. (11) of 2017 Concerning the Notary Public in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the authentication of such document falls under the competency of the recognised authority (for example, ADGM’s Registration Authority) and not the Notary Public.

If instead of a POA you need a resolution notarised by the ADGM Notary, click here for further information.

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