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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
  • either appear on the current Register of Electors for the property OR show us your passport (not a copy) or an alternative picture form of identification (for example a driving licence, utility bill, etc)

We are able to provide a certificate of existence if you can provide the above documentation and
come along to the council in person.  We will then sign and date stamp your document.

From 18 March 2020, anyone wishing to process their certificate of existence should the chairman's PA on 01494 421 951, rather than attending main reception at our offices.