You asked: Who can certify a copy of power of attorney UK?

Who can certify a copy of an LPA?

A copy of a lasting power of attorney (LPA) can only be certified by:

  • a solicitor with a current practising certificate.
  • a notary public, or.
  • the donor (provided they have capacity)

Who can attest a power of attorney?

The POA Act 1971 defines eligible certifiers for all POA documents as the donor, solicitor, notary public or registered stock broker.

Who can provide certified copies in UK?

Certify a document as a true copy of the original by getting it signed and dated by a professional person, like a solicitor.

Who can certify a document

  • bank or building society official.
  • councillor.
  • minister of religion.
  • dentist.
  • chartered accountant.
  • solicitor or notary.
  • teacher or lecturer.

Can the post office certify power of attorney forms?

An original or certified copy of the Attorney document or Controller – we can certify that your copies are authentic, for free, in branch. … It may be helpful for any attorneys to bring/provide photo ID and proof of address in case we cannot identify them with our usual electronic checks.

Which professions can certify documents?

Copies of documents can be certified by one of the following people:

  • Accountant.
  • Armed forces officer.
  • Bank/building society official.
  • Commissioner of Oaths.
  • Councillor (local or county)
  • FCA regulated person (identified using the FCA authorised persons lists)
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How do I get a duplicate copy of power of attorney UK?

The form can be downloaded from Otherwise, copies of the forms can be requested from the Office of the Public Guardian on 0300 456 0300.

How do I make a certified copy of a document?

To certify a document simply take a photocopied copy and the original and ask the person to certify the copy by:

  1. Writing ‘Certified to be a true copy of the original seen by me’ on the document.
  2. Signing and dating it.
  3. Printing their name under the signature.
  4. Adding their occupation, address and telephone number.

Can barristers certify documents?


Our barristers are available to advise on and draft change of name deed polls, affidavits, statutory declarations, or powers of attorney; and certify copy documentation (including passports) as and when necessary, for individual clients and companies.

Can a family member certify documents?

You cannot witness or certify a document for yourself. … It is not advisable for you to witness or certify a document for a member of your family. This is because of the potential for an actual or perceived conflict of interest (see Section 4.3.

Do banks certify documents for free?

Most banks provide free notary public services to their customers. If you aren’t a customer of the bank, the bank may charge you for the notary service, or decline to provide the service and suggest that you go to your own bank.