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 that 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

If you would like to process a Certificate of Existence, visit either our Aylesbury or Wycombe office at:

Walton Street Offices
Walton Street
HP20 1UA

High Wycombe
Queen Victoria Road
High Wycombe
HP11 1BB

The process may take up to 30 minutes. No appointment is required.