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Certificate of Existence

A Certificate of Existence (also called a Proof of Life, Certificate of Life or Letter of Existence) is a certificate produced by a trusted entity to confirm that an individual is still alive.

Governments, pension and insurance companies may request this in order to continue to pay individuals.

When you present your document to confirm your existence within the UK, you must:

  • have an English translation of the document.

  • appear in person.

  • appear on the current Register of Electors for the property. 

  • show us your passport (not a copy).

We will then sign and date stamp your document and add a qualifying label.

We are currently offering this service between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.  However as our main Reception is closed, please call our helpline on 01737 276000 in advance to make an appointment. 

Please note that  given the current situation, these appointments should only be made if it is an emergency requirement – Thank you for your understanding.