Click here for a copy of LPA Form 1
LPA Forms should be printed on A4 paper to facilitate their registration.

Click here for a quick infographic summary on How to Make an LPA.

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.
  • As at August 2020, the majority of the top 10 most visited accredited medical practitioners charged $60 or less, especially for senior citizens.
  • *Note: This refers to a Singapore solicitor qualified to practice Singapore law in a Singapore law practice.​

Click here to find an LPA Certificate Issuer.

Please refer to the Certificate Issuer guide here to check if your LPA application has been completed correctly, before submitting to OPG for registration.

Step 3: Submit your LPA

To submit your LPA for registration, please send the following documents to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) by post. These include:
   1) LPA Form 1 or Form 2;
   2) Clear photocopies of donor’s and all donees’/replacement donees’ identification document*; and/or
   3) Clear photocopy of Directors’ Resolution of the Licensed Trust Company (only applicable for Form 2 applicants who wish to appoint at least 1 Licensed Trust Company as a donee/ replacement donee)

*For Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, this refers to the front and back of the NRIC. For non-citizens without NRIC, this refers to the passport.

OPG will verify your documents and accept your complete application for registration if there are no valid objections raised within the 3 weeks mandatory waiting period.

Office of the Public Guardian
Ministry of Social and Family Development
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 Section 4 of your LPA.


What is the difference between an LPA Form 1 and LPA Form 2?

  • LPA Form 1: Standard form for donors who wish to grant donee(s) general powers with basic restrictions. Donors may appoint up to 2 donees and 1 replacement donee in LPA Form 1.
  • LPA Form 2: For donors who wish to appoint either more than 2 donees, more than 1 replacement donee, or grant customised powers to their donee(s). The Annex to Section 4 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

Please take note that for LPAs that are received by OPG from 1 August 2019, donors and donees are able to access a softcopy PDF of the registered LPA. Donors are able to share the softcopy LPA via OPG's e-services portal using Singpass with anyone. (e.g. lawyer, HDB, CPFB, etc.)

Last updated: 29 Apr 2020​​​​​​​