Power of attorney for delivery of postal items

Power of attorney may be issued for the delivery of all postal items, for specific types of postal items or for individual postal items.

For the power of attorney to be accepted by the Post, it must be:

  • certified by the notary public and other competent authorities;
  • provided on the “Power of Attorney” postal form (P-71);
  • provided on the legal entity's memorandum.

Download the “Power of Attorney” postal form (P-71).

The power of attorney must include the name and surname of the power of attorney giver, the number of the valid personal identification document of the power of attorney giver, the signature of the power of attorney giver, the name, surname and number of the valid personal identification document of the person to be authorized (hereinafter: the proxy), the content of the power of attorney related to the scope of the authorization and the period of validity if it does not apply to a specific postal item.

One copy of the power of attorney must be submitted in the post office, and the receipt and registration of the power of attorney is charged according to the price list.

The power of attorney, issued by а legal entity/entrepreneur (hereinafter: legal entity), is provided on the legal entity's memorandum or on the “Power of Attorney” form (P-71), with the mandatory signature of the registered legal (statutory) representative of the legal entity, branch representative or other registered representative of the legal entity, in accordance with the transferred authorization (hereinafter: the legal representative) and the stamp of that legal entity, if that legal entity uses the stamp in its business operations.

Exceptionally, if the legal entity does not use the stamp in its business operations, the power of attorney given by the legal entity, issued on the memorandum of the legal entity or on the “Power of Attorney” form (P-71) and signed by the legal representative of that legal entity, must be submitted accompanied by one of the following three documents containing information on the registered legal representative:

  • Statement of basic registered data of a legal entity, printed from the website of the relevant register, containing the date of printing;
  • copy of the original Statement of the legal entity registration;
  • copy of the original Decision on the registration of the legal entity’s representative.

All three of these documents must not be older than 5 (five) days from the date of submission of the power of attorney at the post office. If necessary, the power of attorney shall be accompanied by the relevant document on the transfer of authorization.

The power of attorney must be made in two or more identical copies, depending on the number of proxies. One copy of this power of attorney shall be submitted in the post office in which the power of attorney was issued, and each proxy shall keep the copy for him/herself. The number of proxies is not limited.

When the power of attorney is issued in the post office, on the “Power of Attorney” form (P-71), the presence of a proxy is not necessary. The power of attorney giver shall provide the post office employee with the necessary information about the proxy (name and surname, registration number of the identification document i.e. valid ID of the proxy), which shall be entered in the power of attorney form, next to the name and surname of the proxy. One copy of the power of attorney shall be given to the proxy during the realization of the service under that power of attorney, and after proving the identity of the proxy, based on the valid ID, whose register number was indicated in the power of attorney. In the event that the power of attorney of the legal entity is given on the memorandum of that legal entity, the proxy shall also be obliged to provide his/her signature on the appropriate post office form.

When a power of attorney is issued by a legal entity on the “Power of Attorney” form (P-71) and filled in at the premises of the legal entity, the legal entity’s representative is not obliged to come to the post office. In this case, the proxy, with this power of attorney, shall submit in the post office the appropriate document for the purpose of determining the capacity of the power of attorney giver (whether the power of attorney giver is the legal entity's representative), together with proving his/her identity.

Power of attorney may not be issued to a person who has no business capacity, a person who is illiterate or cannot provide signature.

If the PO Box customer authorizes one or more persons to collect postal items from the PO Box, the power of attorney is, as a rule, issued for the delivery of all types of postal items.

The power of attorney given on the “Power of Attorney” postal form (P-71) and the power of attorney issued on the memorandum of the legal entity shall be valid until the deadline specified therein, but no later than the expiration of the calendar year in which they were issued, unless any of the other law regulated reasons for the cancellation of the power of attorney came into force before the deadline specified in them, in which case the power of attorney giver must submit new power of attorneys, the receipt and registration of which are also charged according to the price list.

The power of attorney certified by the competent authorities and services shall be valid for the period indicated therein.

The power of attorney shall cease to be valid upon the expiry of the period for which it was issued, by revocation by the power of attorney giver, the death of the power of attorney giver or proxy, by the appointment of guardian to the power of attorney giver, or for other reasons prescribed by law.

If the power of attorney giver authorizes two or more persons with one power of attorney and wishes to change or revoke one of those persons, he/she is obliged to revoke that power of attorney entirely and submit the new power of attorney.

If the power of attorney giver revokes the issued power of attorney, he/she shall inform the post office in which he/she submitted the power of attorney in writing.

In case of loss of power of attorney, the proxy is obliged to notify in writing the post office where he/she received postal items. The power of attorney giver shall act in the same way if he/she is informed of the loss of the power of attorney by the proxy. The power of attorney giver, in that case, gives the proxy a new power of attorney, if he/she still wishes to do so.

Power of attorney for the submission of postal items

Legal entity the sender of postal items, who submits postal items under contract and does not use a stamp in its business operations, is obliged to authorize one or more employees of that legal entity, who will sign the Receipt Book-Note in the space provided for it. This power of attorney is issued on the memorandum of the legal entity and must include the name and surname, number of the valid identity document of the legal entity's representative, the signature of the legal entity's representative, the name, surname and number of the valid identity document of the person to be authorized, the content of the authorization relating to the scope of the given authorization, the period of validity, the number of contract and the signature of the person to be authorized to for signing the Receipt Book-Note. The power of attorney thus made shall be submitted accompanied by one of the following three documents containing the information on the registered legal entity’s representative:

  • Statement of basic registered data of a legal entity, printed from the website of the relevant register, containing the date of printing;
  • copy of the original Statement of the legal entity registration;
  • copy of the original Decision on the registration of the legal entity’s representative.

All three of these documents must not be older than 5 (five) days from the date of submission of the power of attorney at the post office. If necessary, the power of attorney shall be accompanied by the relevant document on the transfer of authorization.

Receiving and recording these powers of attorneys is free of charge. In case of revocation of the power of attorney or change of the persons authorized to sign the Receipt Book-Note, the legal entity is obliged to notify in writing the post office where it submits the postal items and issue a new power of attorney.