fyreflake OP t1_jadb3f5 wrote

My parent passed away overseas and I'm trying to declare a power of attorney to represent me in Taiwan for legal matters. The Taiwan embassy in New York requires all related paperwork to be notarized (so they can prove it's me who's signing the documents) before they will authenticate it for use in Taiwan. The actual contents of the documents don't matter—they just need to know it's actually me who's signing the documents. Hope that clarifies the context!


fyreflake OP t1_jad97hu wrote

From what I've read online, they don't need to read the documents and can notarize documents in a foreign language, but they reserve the right to not notarize docs if they have concerns about the documents being misrepresented? None of my banks are willing to notarize the documents and a few local notaries I called also said the same. My sister also had to find a Chinese notary service in California.