Important Information - Changes to Certificates of Registration

May 09, 2023

From 1 July 2023 the Office of the Public Guardian in Scotland will only issue certificates of registration with the crest watermark.

  • This means that the certificate with the red seal will not be issued after 1 July 2023.
  • Certificates with the red seal already in circulation and presented after 1 July 2023 should continue to be accepted as they remain valid forms of legal authority.
  • Special measures implemented from March 2020 to manage critical business during the Coronavirus pandemic have now been implemented as regular business as usual processes. Certificates issued under special measures continue to be valid forms of legal authority and should continue to be accepted after 1 July 2023.

Here is a summary of the changes to the certificates.