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Register a lasting power of attorney

Forms and guidance to register a lasting power of attorney (LPA) made using forms LP PA, LP PW, LPA114 or LPA117.

Applies to England and Wales

Documents

Register your LPA made using an LPA114, LPA117, LP PA or LP PW (complete pack)

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Register your LPA made using an LPA114, LPA117, LP PA or LP PW (large print)

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Register your LPA (LP2)

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LP13 Register your lasting power of attorney: a guide (print version)

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Form to notify people (LP3)

LPA and EPA fees (LPA120)

Details

You can use these forms to apply to register:

  • a lasting power of attorney (LPA) made on forms LP PA or LP PW signed and dated correctly before 1 April 2011
  • an LPA made on forms LPA114 or LPA117 signed and dated correctly before 1 January 2016

You can also:

  • let people know about your application
  • apply to pay a reduced fee if the donor has a low income

Use the LP2 form if the LPA you want to register was made using an LPA114, LPA117, LP PA or LP PW. The LP13 guide explains how to apply.

You can download the guide and forms individually or as a complete pack of documents.

Sign your completed LPA form and send it to OPG:

Office of the Public Guardian
PO Box 16185
Birmingham
B2 2WH

If these forms weren’t signed and dated before the correct date, you’ll need to create a new LPA.

You can use the LPA online service, or the LP1F or LP1H forms.

You can email customerservices@publicguardian.gov.uk to get a document in large print. Include your address and the title of the document.

Send more information to the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

We may ask you for more information to register your lasting power of attorney. Our Incompletes team will call you if there is a problem with your payment, or if something is missing from your application.

You can call the Incompletes team to discuss any information we have asked for.

OPG Incompletes team
Telephone: 0121 329 7111
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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Make a copy of a registered lasting power of attorney (LPA)

You can make a copy of your LPA and confirm it is genuine by ‘certifying’ it, if you’re still able to make your own decisions.

Alternatively, we can send you an office copy of a registered LPA. The fee is £35. You can order an office copy by calling the Office Copies team.

OPG Office Copies team
Telephone: 0121 387 0850
Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm

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Personal information

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is committed to the responsible handling and security of your personal information.

Your privacy is important to us and protected in law by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA).

Published 24 June 2013
Last updated 12 April 2022 + show all updates
  1. The phone number for requesting Office Copies has changed

  2. Added 'Make a copy of a registered LPA' and office copies team contact details Added 'Send more information to OPG' and incompletes team contact details

  3. Added 'Personal information' section.

  4. Updated fee information

  5. Added translation

  6. Amendments to registration form and guidance

  7. OPG information charter has been added to LP13 (guide).

  8. Link to new Welsh page added.

  9. New form to register LPAs made on paper forms before 1 July 2015.

  10. New versions of forms and form packs

  11. Replaced zip pack and LPA120 form to reflect new power of attorney application fees from 1 October 2013.

  12. First published.