Power Of Attorney Registration

A power of attorney allows you to appoint someone to make decisions on your behalf where required. You must have capacity to be able to grant a power of attorney.

A power of attorney requires to be registered with the Office of Public Guardian. There is a waiting period before your power of attorney can be processed and returned to you. Typically for manual submissions there is a 27 working days waiting period.

If there is a genuine urgency, it can be possible for your solicitor to ask the process of the registration of a Power of Attorney to be accelerated ‘on cause shown’. The Office of Public Guardian ask that people respect this service and only use it in cases of true urgency to avoid defeating its purpose.

In order to allow registration of the power of attorney, the Power of Attorney, the completed registration form and the registration fee all require to be submitted to the Office of Public Guardian. The submission fee for powers of attorney is now £73, up from £70.

Further information can be found on the Power of Attorney Section of our website.

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