Powers of attorney for minors
If a student of the preparatory course is not an adult, then, in addition to the standard package of documents, it is necessary to prepare a power of attorney.
Students go through the entire process of getting a visa by themselves. Scheduling an appointment at the consulate, submission of documents and an interview, obtaining a visa – minors can do all this by themselves, power of attorney is not needed here.
Power of attorney number 1
The first power of attorney that you will need is parental consent for their child to travel abroad. This document is required at the border in the country of residence; without this consent, boys and girls under 18 will not be let out of the country.
The text of the power of attorney is standard – every notary has it. The power of attorney is drawn up in your native language, and since it will be required in your country, you do not need to translate it into Czech.
Power of attorney number 2
The second power of attorney is also drawn up in your country – it is needed so that the study center assistant can enroll a student for the course and give them a room in the dormitory. The point of this power of attorney boils down to the fact that parents agree that their child will study in groups with adults, and will also live in a dormitory where adults live; another important aspect of it is that the student will be held to the same standards of requirements as adults. The power of attorney text-sample will be sent to you by the study center’s assistant in an information letter in English. This power of attorney also has to be notarized; there is no need to translate it into Czech.
Power of attorney number 3
The third power of attorney is for nostrification. Like the two previous ones, this power of attorney is also issued in your country in your native language. This power of attorney is issued in the name of the study center consultant, who will submit the student’s documents to the magistrate. The power of attorney has to contain the following three points:
- data of the child
- data of the parents
- data of the consultant
Similarly, you will receive a sample of this power of attorney in the information letter after paying for the course. After your arrival, this power of attorney will be translated into Czech by a court translator.
If the parents come to the course enrollment with their child, the first two powers of attorney are not needed at all, and the third one is issued immediately in Czech language at Czech Point for 30 CZK.
Powers of attorney for adults
If you are already 18 years old, you will need only one power of attorney – the one in the name of the consultant who will be in charge of submitting documents for nostrification. It is best to do it in the Czech Republic in Czech language.
However, we advise you to make one more type of power of attorney while you are still at home. Think about a person to whom you could write a power of attorney to represent you in your country – in a bank, at the municipal level; who could sign documents/contracts for you. Of course, a power of attorney can always be issued at the consulate of your country in the Czech Republic, but it takes time, including shipping, and more money. In addition to this, there are times when a power of attorney is needed urgently.