Make a lasting power of attorney
You can make a lasting power of attorney (LPA) online or using paper forms.
Either way, you need to get other people to sign the forms, including the attorneys and witnesses.
You can get someone else to use the online service or fill in the paper forms for you, for example a family member, friend or solicitor.
You must register your LPA or your attorney will not be able to make decisions for you.
It might take longer to make and register an LPA because of coronavirus (COVID-19). It will be quicker if you make it and pay online.
Make an LPA online
Create an account to start your LPA.
- get help and guidance at each step
- save your forms and complete them later
- review your answers and fix any mistakes
You need to print out the forms and sign them when you’ve finished.
Sign in to your account
Sign in to continue making your LPA.
Use the paper forms
Download the forms and print them out.
Signing the forms
You need to sign the forms before you send them off. They also need to be signed by:
- the attorneys
- a ‘certificate provider’, who confirms you’re making the LPA by choice and you understand what you’re doing
Everyone must sign the same original document. They cannot sign copies or use digital signatures.
Who can be a witness or certificate provider
Witnesses and certificate providers must be 18 or over.
Attorneys can witness each other sign, but they cannot:
- witness you sign
- sign as the certificate provider
You cannot be a witness if you’re the person appointing an attorney.
Ask the Office of the Public Guardian about help you can get if you:
- do not have a computer or printer
- want to use the online service but need some help