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New policy on Proof of Life Certificates

The Consular Section of the British Consulate-General Hong Kong can no longer witness Proof of Life Certificates for DWP.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has changed their policy on who can now sign these “Life Certificates”. This now reflects the list of people who can countersign a passport photograph. Please read the DWP’s guide ‘State Pension if you retire abroad’ for more information.

Published 28 June 2013