How Can I Make a Lasting Power of Attorney
You will need to do the following:
a. Complete the Lasting Power of Attorney1 (LPA OPG Form 1 or LPA OPG Form 2).
There are two versions of LPA available to cater to the different needs of individuals:
LPA-Form 1 contains mostly checkboxes for donors to grant general powers to their donees with the option to select basic conditions or restrictions to these powers. This form can be self-completed by the donors.
LPA-Form 2 contains mostly free text spaces where individuals can give specific powers to their needs. This form is to be drafted by a lawyer.
b. Bring the LPA form to a certificate issuer who must be any one of the following:
- A practising lawyer
- A psychiatrist
- An accredited medical practitioner
The certificate issuer will sign on the LPA Form as a witness for the donor, to certify that the donor understands the purpose of the LPA and the scope of the authority conferred under it, that there is no fraud or undue pressure used to induce the donor to create an LPA and nothing else that would prevent an LPA from being created.
c. If there are person(s) you wish to notify that you are registering an LPA, send to each named person the Notice to a Named Person of Intention to Apply for Registration of an instrument as a Lasting Power of Attorney (OPG Form N1).
Complete the LPA Application Form
e. Book an appointment to submit the application to the Office of the Public Guardian and bring along the following documents:
- Completed LPA Form
- Completed LPA Application Form
- NRIC of donor (original)
- NRIC of donees and/or replacement donees (photocopy of front & back of NRIC)
f. Pay the application fee. The application fee is S$50.00 for Form 1 for Singapore citizens and permanent residents, and S$200.00 for other cases and for Form 2. You may pay by cash, NETS, Credit Card (Visa or Master) or cheque in local currency made payable to the "AG/MSF".
Who can apply to register an LPA?
The person who can apply to register an LPA can be the:
- Donee or donees (if the LPA appoints them to act jointly), or
- Any of the donees if the LPA appoints the donees to act jointly and severally.
Who can submit the LPA application at the Office of the Public Guardian?
The application forms and documents can be submitted by the:
- Applicants mentioned above
- 3rd party as authorised by applicant in the application form
Submitter must produce his original NRIC to verify his identity.
To allow us to serve you better, please book an appointment
with us to register your LPA.
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on the procedure to make an LPA.
1 Please refer to “Guide to Filling Up the Lasting Power of Attorney”