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  Jimmy Yap & Co                         叶律师事务所

  Advocate & Solicitor                                                                    新加坡 
  Notary Public & Commissioner for Oaths  

What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
 
A Lasting Power of Attorney  (LPA)  is a legal document that you ("the Donor") sign to authorize someone you trust ("the Donee") to make decisions about your personal welfare and/or your property and affairs when you no longer have the mental capacity to do so. 

This document must be signed by you in the presence of a Certificate Issuer (a lawyer, a psychiatrist or an accredited medical practitioner), and then sent to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) for registration. 

There are 3 stages in the  LPA registration process:

Stage 1:  Review

Within 2 weeks of receiving your LPA for registration, OPG will send you an acknowledgement letter.  In the meantime, OPG will review your LPA to check if it is in order.  If it is in order, OPG will accept your LPA for registration and send you an acceptance letter within 3 weeks.  Otherwise, OPG will contact you for your necessary action.  

Stage 2:  Mandatory Waiting Period

There is a 3-week mandatory waiting period, a requirement under the Mental Capacity Act.

Stage 3: Registration 

If no objections are raised against your application during the mandatory waiting period, your LPA will be registered on the next working day from the expiry of the mandatory waiting period.   Within a week from registration, OPG will send you a Notice of Registration letter and you can view the softcopy of your registered LPA on OPG's e-service portal.

Time Needed:

It can take up to 6 weeks or more from the time OPG receives your LPA to the time of its registration.

With such a long waiting period, it would be advisable for you to make your LPA as soon as possible,  for your family's sake, and your own.

If you need help to prepare your LPA, just complete the Form below and send it to us.  I will contact you. 

For more information about LPA,
click here .

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