Registered PoA

After we have registered the power of attorney (PoA) the details of it will be added to the public register. We will then issue certain documentation.

Returned by EPOAR online system

  • Sender (usually a solicitor)

A certificate signed by the Public Guardian and copy of the PoA (in PDF format) will be available electronically for the sender to access and download. The Public Guardian’s crest will appear on the certificate and on each page of the PoA. Each page of the PoA will be numbered, contain the Public Guardian’s reference and a unique certificate number.

Once the documentation has been downloaded, you will need to print this as it needs to be certified before it can be used. Further information is detailed on the certificate regarding who can do this.

  • Granter

A copy of the PoA in PDF format will be sent by e-mail to the email address that was input in EPOAR. This copy is for information only and should not be used by the attorney when exercising their powers.

  • Specified person

If it was stated in the PoA that the specified persons are to receive a copy it will be sent by email to the address input in EPOAR. This copy is for information purposes only and should not be used by the attorney when exercising their powers.

Returned by postal system

  • Sender

An embossed certificate signed by the Public Guardian with a red seal, along with a paper copy of the PoA will be sent in the post. The original PoA will be returned.

  • Granter

A copy of the PoA will with be sent by post or email, depending on the granter's preference indicated on the registration form. This copy is for information only and should not be used by the attorney when exercising their powers.

  • Specified person

If it was stated in the PoA that the specified persons are to receive a copy, this will be sent in the post or by email depending on the preference indicated on the registration form. This copy is for information purposes only and should not by used by the attorney when exercising their powers.