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az09

So I'm stuck in the US because of COVID-19. I own some motorbikes in the Philippines I'd like to sell. How can I legally do that if I'm not physically there?

I have trusted friends who can help me do whatever needs to be done.

But is this even possible?

The sell process already seems complicated enough even if I was physically there.

Thanks.

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smokey

Guess you can sign bill of sale send to friend print out pm  if buyer trust you

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SkyMan

POA?  But you'll probably need to do one for each bike.

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Paddy
11 hours ago, SkyMan said:

POA?  But you'll probably need to do one for each bike.

Agree. Provide your local rep with proper Power of Attorney (you might be able to get the lawyer to write it such that it can cover every bike involved). 
The local rep can then sign every necessary document using a statement like “on behalf of az09 per PoA dated .....” and supply a certified/notarized copy of the PoA with the other papers.

 

Edit: The process of getting the PoA is likely going to be tedious and not necessarily cheap. At some point, your original signature is required here in the Philippines which means courier charges. UPS from Canada to here for a document runs over CAD$100. 

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smokey

True and date it say what it covers etc    be very detailed shee real drama

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az09
Posted (edited)

Thanks. Figured I'd have to mail an original signature of an original document somewhere along the lines. So basically what you're saying is:

1) Have my local trusted rep go to an attorney to create a POA with all the bikes listed on it that I want to sell.

2) Mail POA to me.

3) I sign POA and mail it back.

4) Trusted rep goes to another attorney with buyer to make sale agreement, signs whatever documents on my behalf, and supplies copies of my signed POA to the buyers of the bikes so they can process name transfer at LTO.

Is that correct?

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mikecon3
1 hour ago, az09 said:

3) I sign POA and mail it back.

I don't think it's that easy, someone correct me if I am wrong. I just researched this for my daughter in the US to send a POA to the Philippines. According to the Houston consulate, you have to sign the POA at a notary public, and then you have to send the signed document to your Secretary of State for your state to get it apostilized for it to be accepted in the Philippines. The alternative would be to get it done at the consulate, but since most of them are closed, that's probably not an option.

https://houstonpcg.dfa.gov.ph/index.php/consular-services/legal-and-notarial-services

Perhaps if the POA comes FROM the Philippines, its a different matter. Just letting you know so you can find out before you spend a lot of money sending documents back and forth.

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Salty Dog
17 minutes ago, mikecon3 said:

Perhaps if the POA comes FROM the Philippines, its a different matter. Just letting you know so you can find out before you spend a lot of money sending documents back and forth.

I sold my house in the US while I was living in Dumaguete. They sent POA documents via fax to a Filipino Attorney I had hired. I signed them and my signature was notarized by the Attorney. I returned documents to US via FedEx. Banks are notoriously picky about paperwork, but they didn't appear to have any issues with accepting documents notarized by a Filipino Attorney. 

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Posted (edited)

Thanks so much for your replies. I suspect origination of the POA makes all the difference, so perhaps if the lawyer writes it up there in the Philippines then the most they should expect from me is my notarized signature. That would make sense. I will clarify with lawyer who makes the POA.

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az09

Alternatively, could I simply have the sale agreement mailed to me, then I sign and notarize it here, and mail it back? Without POA.

 

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smokey
4 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

I sold my house in the US while I was living in Dumaguete. They sent POA documents via fax to a Filipino Attorney I had hired. I signed them and my signature was notarized by the Attorney. I returned documents to US via FedEx. Banks are notoriously picky about paperwork, but they didn't appear to have any issues with accepting documents notarized by a Filipino Attorney. 

Try the reverse

4 hours ago, az09 said:

Thanks so much for your replies. I suspect origination of the POA makes all the difference, so perhaps if the lawyer writes it up there in the Philippines then the most they should expect from me is my notarized signature. That would make sense. I will clarify with lawyer who makes the POA.

Must be a high end bike 

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smokey

Realestate poa requires it be done at philippines embassy other stuff not as picky just have your friend sign once title is changed over done unless your friend is worried 

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mistaeric
18 hours ago, az09 said:

Alternatively, could I simply have the sale agreement mailed to me, then I sign and notarize it here, and mail it back? Without POA.

 

It can be done because I sold my Honda Click 2 weeks ago in Cebu City while im here in USA. My girl in Cebu City did all the paperwork and legwork. I only faxed passport and Drivers License as ID

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az09

Excellent, thanks for sharing that. Did you not physically mail and sign/notarize anything?

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Davaoeno

I have done it more than once in Cebu without being physically present. If you have real problems doing it PM me and I will tell you how.  But try other ways first please

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