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How to Make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1
for a copy of the LPA Form 1.
Step 1: Donees
Choose your donee(s) wisely
- 21 years old and above
- Someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf, in your best interests
Choose what decision powers to grant your donee(s)
- Personal welfare
- Property and affairs
If you have more than 1 donee, decide if they are to act
- Jointly -- donees have to act together, cannot act separately
- Jointly & severally -- donees can make decisions together or separately. Both types of decisions
Fill up the LPA Form 1 accordingly
Step 2: Certificate Issuing
See an LPA certificate issuer
- Critical safeguard to ensure that the donor does not make an LPA under pressure or duress
- There are 3 groups of professionals who can issue an LPA certificate -- (a) accredited medical
practitioner, (b) lawyer, and (c) psychiatrist
- The top 10 most visited accredited medical practitioners charge fees ranging from $25 - $80, with
most charging $50, for the service
to find an LPA certificate issuer.
Step 3: Submit your LPA
Submit your completed LPA application to OPG by post
- OPG will verify your documents and accept your application for registration. If no valid objections
are received in the following 6 weeks, the LPA will be registered at the end of that period.
Office of the Public Guardian
20 Lengkok Bahru
#04-02, Family @ Enabling Village
*Please submit your LPA application within 6 months from the date the donor signs on the LPA Form.
If you wish to make an LPA Form 2, visit a lawyer to draft the Annex to Part 3 of your LPA.
What is the difference between an LPA Form 1 and LPA Form 2?
- LPA Form 1 - Standard version that donors use to grant donees general powers with basic restrictions
- LPA Form 2 - For donors who wish to grant donees customised powers.
The annex to Part 3 of the LPA Form 2 has to be drafted by a lawyer.
98% of Singapore Citizens who have made an LPA used the LPA Form 1
Last Updated: 13 March 2018