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How to Make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1

Click here​ 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
  • Both
​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 are valid.  

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

Click here to find an LPA certificate issuer.

 
*Note: This refers to a Singapore solicitor qualified to practice Singapore law in a Singapore law practice.​

 
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
Singapore 159053 ​

 
*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*.  
 
*Note: This refers to a Singapore solicitor qualified to practice Singapore law in a Singapore law practice.

 

 
98% of Singapore Citizens who have made an LPA used the LPA Form 1
 
 

 
       


Last Updated: 3 October 2018

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