The Office of the Public Guardian has reviewed its digital strategy and will be changing its policy regarding sending out paper copies of registered Power of Attorney documents to granters and specified persons. This change of policy means that all copies will be sent out electronically by email and if no email address is available then the sender’s email address must be supplied instead and the sender will be required to provide the copy. This copy will not need to be certified as it is for information purposes only. Further information on when this will be implemented will be available in due course
The issue with the Your Reference field has now been resolved. The description on the Any Other Name (inc Maiden Name) field has been reworded to clarify that a maiden name should only be input if a maiden name is included on the PoA deed.
You do not have to send a seperate registration form to us by post or via EPOAR, as the information is captured within EPOAR itself
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) welcomes you to the Electronic Power of Attorney Registration (EPOAR) website. EPOAR is an electronic facility for the submission and payment of Powers of Attorney (POA) made under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. EPOAR is not a facility for you to draft your PoA. We will check the validity of POA deeds submitted via EPOAR but will not check data input by users.