Greetings, I'm a new naturalized US Citizen (as of Feb 07, to be precised) and I'm buying a property in India for which I need some help. My questions as as below: 1) I've applied for my US Passport but not yet for my OCI, can I still buy property in India (since I dont have OCI yet)? 2) I'm giving a GPOA (general power of attorney) to my brother to purchase the property in my name. Do I must go to Indian Consulate to get it notarized or can I get it notarized from any Notary Public in the US? Technically being a US citizen I should be going to a US Notary Public. Has anyone done this before, does the consulate do any sort of "franking" on it which shows they've collected a stamp duty? 3) The property is in Chennai so can someone confirm if GPOA can be done on a simple paper and get it notarized or do I must get it on a stamp paper (which I believe is obsolete after all the scams) or on a franked paper which shows that a stamp duty has been paid. My bother thinks that it cannot be done on a plain paper but builder's office seems to think that a stamp paper/franking is not required. Can someone pls confirm all this, perhaps someone from the state of TN? Thanks in advance. PS: this is not a agriculture land, doing a booking for a residential flat.