Representation in the Proceedings (Power of Attorney)
REPRESENTATION BY A LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE
REPRESENTATION BASED ON A POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA)
For the purposes of the Foreigners Act, foreign nationals over 15 years of age capable of expressing their will and acting independently are recognised to have a legal capacity. It means that:
- foreigners under 15 years of age must be represented by their legal representative,
- a legal representative can act for a foreigner who is over 15 years of age only based on a PoA.
The Ministry of the Interior will assign a custodian to the foreigners under 15 years of age who do not have a legal representative, or who have a legal representative who is unable to represent them, or who do not have a custodian.