I have just signed my LPA before a lawyer, is it valid and effective already?

No, by signing the LPA before a ceritificate issuer, it is not yet effective until your register the Lasting Power of Attorney.

You, the applicant, or certain donee(s) may apply to register your LPA. The persons who can apply to register an LPA (known as the “applicant”) are:

  • the Donor (You), or
  • your Donee or Donees (if the LPA appoints to act jointly), or
  • Any of the Donees if the LPA appoints the donees to act jointly and severally

Basically, the Applicant will have to sign the Application form and submit it together with the LPA Form and other requisite documents to OPG.