Power of attorney for the 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).

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 on the “Power of Attorney” form (P-71),  must be made in two or more identical copies, depending on the number of proxies. One copy of the power of attorney is submitted in the post office in which the power of attorney was issued, and each proxy keeps a 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 employee of the post office with the necessary information about the proxy (name and surname, registration number of the identification document i.e. valid ID of the proxy), which will be entered in the power of attorney form, next to the name and surname of the proxy. A 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.

With the aim of performing the service by the power of attorney, the proxy is obliged to prove his/her identity in the post office, based on the valid ID, whose register number was indicated in the power of attorney.

If the giver of the power of attorney is illiterate or cannot provide his/her signature on the “Power of Attorney”, due to physical disability or other reasons, the witness will confirm the issuing of the power of attorney by providing his/her signature, and the employees of the post office will in that case, enter the data from the personal ID of the giver of the power of attorney and the witness.

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) shall be valid until the deadline specified in them, but no later than the expiration of the calendar year in which they were issued, unless any of the other law regulated reason for the cancellation of the power of attorney came into force before the deadline specified in it, in which case the power of attorney giver must deposit 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 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.