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Hello, I am going to sign in a paper on behave of my husband. I searched and I got that I should use p.o. before my signature. But still I am confused that should I just write p.o. and sign or should I write my husband name too after p.o. and then sign? Can you please help me regarding to my confusion? Thanks Emotion: smile

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Here is some information from a US legal website. If you are in a different country, the rules may be different.

How to Sign a Letter on Someone Else’s Behalf

Procuration is the official term for signing for someone else. This term is taken from the Latin word procurare meaning “to take care of.” Now, when signing on someone else’s behalf, the signature is preceded by p.p. standing for per procurationem. The p.p. is a signal to the reader that someone signed the letter on behalf of another.

Here are some examples of how to use the p.p. designation:

p.p. Staff Signature
President’s Name

President’s Name
p.p. Staff Signature

Check with your employer to learn their preferred method of signing with the p.p. designation.


For example, if your husband's name is Mr. Joseph Smith and you are Jane Smith:

p.p. [Jane Smith's Signature is here.]
Mr. Joseph Smith

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Thanks a lot. Actually, I am new in Germany. Does it work here too.

Huma Yarion behave behalf of my husband
Huma Yari

Thanks a lot. Actually, I am new in Germany. Does it work here too.

If you aren't sure whether your readers will understand "p.p.", and also given the very unfortunate general confusion about which name "p.p." should precede, it might be safer to sign it:

Your name
on behalf of Your husband's name

Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Huma Yari

Thanks a lot. Actually, I am new in Germany. Does it work here too.

I have no idea about the laws in Germany. If this is a legal document, consult a lawyer. You must have the power of attorney to sign on his behalf and have the document legally stand up in court.

If is is a casual letter to family and friends, just do what GPY suggested.