Certificate of existence

A Certificate of Existence (also called a Proof of Life, Certificate of Life or Letter of Existence) is a document produced by foreign governments for pension and insurance companies that may request a trusted entity to confirm that an individual is still alive. This is in order to continue to pay.

When you present your document seeking signature and stamp, 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 sign and stamp a Certificate of Existence if you can provide the above documentation and attend the council in person.

Contact us

Anyone wishing to process their Certificate of Existence should telephone the Chairman's Executive Assistant in the first instance, rather than visiting the council office.