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Certificate of being alive

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Wed, 10 Feb 2021 6:31 pm

Would anyone know from which party should I try to get a statement here in Singapore of being alive? ICA? Or MHA or SPF?

It's silly paperwork but seems to be needed.

I'd need one to submit together with a proxy to give someone rights to sign some legal paperwork back in Europe. Normally I'd handle this while I travel over there but well the travel options are quite slim.

So in case anyone has managed to get similar paperwork done earlier any ideas much appreciated

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Re: Certificate of being alive

Post by singaporeflyer » Wed, 10 Feb 2021 6:53 pm

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Wed, 10 Feb 2021 6:31 pm
Would anyone know from which party should I try to get a statement here in Singapore of being alive? ICA? Or MHA or SPF?

It's silly paperwork but seems to be needed.

I'd need one to submit together with a proxy to give someone rights to sign some legal paperwork back in Europe. Normally I'd handle this while I travel over there but well the travel options are quite slim.

So in case anyone has managed to get similar paperwork done earlier any ideas much appreciated
Can you not do a Power of Attorney which you sign in front of a lawyer?

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Re: Certificate of being alive

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Wed, 10 Feb 2021 7:27 pm

I can sign a power of attorney that is good enough without a lawyers extra fees, so would prefer some simple statement issued by authority with a reasonable fee. Lawyers will probably not put any statement without some hundreds of fees, and this is definitely not a million dollar deal I need it for.

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Re: Certificate of being alive

Post by PNGMK » Wed, 10 Feb 2021 8:41 pm

Proof of life can be done by video with a current newspaper discussing a current topic I believe.

I have some suicidal friends who I insist post "proof of life" occasionally. Pisses them off but less pissed off than I am having to talk them out of topping themselves again.
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Re: Certificate of being alive

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Thu, 11 Feb 2021 9:20 am

Seems like embassy is the way to go.

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Re: Certificate of being alive

Post by singaporeflyer » Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:03 am

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Wed, 10 Feb 2021 7:27 pm
I can sign a power of attorney that is good enough without a lawyers extra fees, so would prefer some simple statement issued by authority with a reasonable fee. Lawyers will probably not put any statement without some hundreds of fees, and this is definitely not a million dollar deal I need it for.
You may check with your local embassy. They usually do it at a lower cost than lawyers.

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Re: Certificate of being alive

Post by x9200 » Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:26 am

ProvenPracticalFlexible wrote:
Wed, 10 Feb 2021 7:27 pm
I can sign a power of attorney that is good enough without a lawyers extra fees, so would prefer some simple statement issued by authority with a reasonable fee. Lawyers will probably not put any statement without some hundreds of fees, and this is definitely not a million dollar deal I need it for.
POA with local lawyers costed me some time ago ca $70. The problem is elsewhere- such POA needs to certified by:
1) SAL (if I remember correctly)
2) MFA
3) Embassy

All costing you money and time of course.

But perhaps for just a simp0le statement a lawyer would be enough. Afterall, what is needed is some credible witness that can verify your identity and state the fact.

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Re: Certificate of being alive

Post by ProvenPracticalFlexible » Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:51 am

thanks all. Found out embassy can do it, just due to these covid times need to book time, and the onsite visits are only twice a week slots. But anyway seems like the easiest.

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