Have you appointed an attorney-in-fact in an administrative matter? Remember that you can always revoke your power of attorney. Find out how to do this.
How to proceed
This procedure can be completed:
- at an office
- by post
What you should know and who can use this service
You can revoke (terminate) the power of attorney at any time. However, it is only effective when it reaches the office where the power of attorney to represent you is located.
Expiry of the power of attorney by operation of law
The power of attorney may expire due to, among others, your death (principal) or the death of your attorney-in-fact. However, you may indicate in the power of attorney that your death does not affect the validity of the power of attorney.
Withdrawal of a professional attorney-in-fact
Remember that if your solicitor or legal counsel terminates your power of attorney, he or she has to act for you for two more weeks. Unless you release him/her from this obligation.
When you should complete this procedure
At any time
Where you can complete this procedure
Withdrawal of the power of attorney should be filed with the office where you previously submitted the power of attorney to represent you in an administrative matter.
What to do step by step
Removal of the attorney-in-fact
You can submit a document as:
Oryginał, Dokument elektroniczny, Uwierzytelniona kopia
How much you will have to pay
The service is free of charge
How long you will have to wait
The revocation of a power of attorney shall take effect from the moment it reaches the competent office.
Good to know
In the event of revocation or expiration of the power of attorney, it is very important that you request the return of the power of attorney. This is important to safeguard your interests.
For example, the office may mistakenly accept a letter from your former attorney despite your termination of the power of attorney. This will happen when the power of attorney is still on file in your case.