April 13, 2023

The Kazakhstanis will be able to issue power of attorney through eGov Mobile

Kazakhstanis can now issue power of attorney through eGov Mobile. The project was implemented in pilot mode by the Ministry of Justice together with the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry.

At the press conference, they announced the launch of the Digital Notary public service, which will allow transferring the procedures for issuing notarized powers of attorney to an online format. The service is available in the “Enotary” section of the eGovMobile mobile app. The project was developed by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan jointly with the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry with the participation of JSC “National Information Technologies” on behalf of the Head of State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

“This project is called “Digital Notary”. The main point is to provide the opportunity to receive notarial services – notarization of certain types of powers of attorney,” Justice Minister Azamat Eskarayev said.

The project is being implemented in a pilot mode, so for now it is possible to certify several types of powers of attorney online, for example, representation of interests in courts.

“Being at home, somewhere abroad, you can get such a service without visiting a notary. To ensure security, two-factor authentication via biometric verification is provided, which gives additional security to this service. Notarization of a power of attorney plays an important role for the population. There are only two countries in the world for this type of services – France and Lithuania. These states have implemented certain elements, and we are becoming one of the countries that can organize and provide such a service for this type of service,” Azamat Eskarayev said.

According to him, other types of notary services will be available in the future.

Minister of Digital Development Bagdat Musin explained that in order to issue an online power of attorney, you must be a user of the e-government mobile application.

“In order to simplify the interaction of citizens and businesses, we have worked on this project with the Ministry of Justice to make it possible to issue a power of attorney online. I myself had a situation when I was abroad, and the child wanted to go with his grandfather to another city or country and we could not issue him a power of attorney. This situation clearly demonstrates that if there was an online proxy service that would connect via eGov Mobile, then I would consent to accompany my child. Such cases will be leveled with the help of the e-government infrastructure, which will be integrated with the electronic notary,” Bagdat Musin added.

To issue a power of attorney, you must select the “Enotary” service in the “Services” section, fill in the data and “Order the service online”. Then sign the service using a short code or by biometrics and allow access for a video call with a notary. Then click on the “Go to video call” button and wait for a response from the notary.

Upon completion of the video call, the user has the opportunity to view the status of the application in the “Notarial actions” section. You can check an officially certified power of attorney for authenticity using a video camera by scanning the QR code in the “Digital Documents” section of the eGov Mobile mobile application. The generated power of attorney will be available in the Digital Documents service and it can be presented at the place of request. In the future, it is planned to make the registration of an online power of attorney available in the applications of second-tier banks.

After the press conference, the Minister of Justice Azamat Eskarayev and the Minister of Digital Development Bagdat Musin signed a corresponding document on the implementation of the pilot project “Digital Notary”.

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