I'm an American citizen but I live in Germany. I need to provide a Power of Attorney to my father to sell my car for me in the US. I am the principal. I own the car (completely, title in hand, purchased in the US). The car is in currently registered in Alabama, and is in his possession in Tennessee.
Will a business (e.g. dealer) in Tennessee (or even another US-state) recognize a POA that was:
- Emailed to me
- Signed before a German notary
- Physically mailed back to the US?
Does this depend on the type of German lawyer? Will some of them refuse to notarize such a thing? Does this change by US state? Will I need an official translation to provide to a German notary? Must I use the US Embassy/Consulate notary services only? They seem to be totally out of appointments for the rest of the year, or are just might be suspending this service for now.
Is this possible and/or reasonable to do? I realize this is asking about legality that is split between two countries, which can be hard to answer. Thanks for any clarifications anyone has.