OPG's e-services portal is undergoing scheduled maintenance every Thursday from 11pm to 5am; and 4 June (Sun), 12am to 8am.
eNETS payment will not be available on 24 June (Sat), 4am to 5am.
Please do not schedule your LPA certification session with the Certificate Issuer during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The Public Guardian carries out functions under section 31 of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to enable and protect persons who lack mental capacity.
The OPG is a Division of MSF. The Office supports the Public Guardian in carrying out his/her functions.
An LPA is a legal document that allows a person who is at least 21 years of age (the Donor) to voluntarily appoint one or more persons (the Donee(s)) to make decisions for and act on behalf of the Donor in the event the Donor loses mental capacity.
Log in to OPGO via Singpass to fill up the online LPA application. Appoint trusted person(s) as your Donee(s) and decide on powers to be granted to them.
The CI signs on the LPA Form as a witness for the Donor, to certify that the Donor understands the purpose of the LPA and the scope of authority granted to Donees.
The CI also ensures that there is no fraud or undue pressure used to induce the Donor to make the LPA.
More information on CIs can be found here.
The LPA and Will are two separate legal documents. An LPA allows a person (‘Donor’) to appoint one or more Donees to make decisions and act on his behalf if he should lose mental capacity one day. The LPA will be cancelled upon the death of the Donor.
A Will is to provide for the administration and distribution of what he owns (‘his estate’) among his beneficiaries after his death.
1800-111-2222To reach the Office of the Public Guardian, say "OPG"