​Where to Find a Certificate Issuer

When completing your LPA, the LPA Form will have to be witnessed and certified by an LPA certificate issuer. Any one of the following professionals in Singapore can be the certificate issuer for your LPA:

    A) a medical practitioner accredited by the Public Guardian;
    B) a practising lawyer*; or
    C) a registered psychiatrist

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

Click here to search for a Certificate Issuer in the OPG Online (OPGO) system.

Important Role of the LPA Certificate Issuer

The LPA certificate issuer signs on the LPA Form as a witness for the Donor, to certify that the Donor has the mental capacity to make an LPA - he understands the purpose of the LPA and the scope of authority granted to Donees. 

The LPA certificate issuer also ensures that there is no fraud or undue influence used to induce the Donor to make the LPA. 

In order to prevent a conflict of interest, a person is disqualified from giving an LPA Certificate if that person is -

a)   A family member of the Donor;

b)   A Donee* of that power;

c)   A Donee* of any other lasting power of attorney which has been executed by the Donor (whether or not it has been revoked);

d)   A family member of a Donee* within sub-paragraphs (b) and (c);

e)   A director or an employee of a person other than an individual acting as a Donee* within sub-paragraphs (b) and (c);

f)   A business partner or an employee of - 

       i.   The Donor; or

       ii.   A Donee* within sub-paragraphs (b) and (c);

g)   An owner, a director, a manager or an employee of any care facility where the Donor lives or is cared for when the instrument is executed; or

h)   A family member of a person within sub-paragraph (g).

*"Donee" includes a "Replacement Donee".