Certificate of Life validation

There may be times when you need to have validation of who you are - for example, to send overseas when you want to receive a pension from a foreign government.

If you would like a Certificate of Life validation you are required to provide for inspection your passport, a utility bill with evidence of your current address and a £15 fee. You can also use your birth certificate. Please bring your documents and form into the Town Hall, Knowsley Street, Bury and ask at the reception. A photocopy of your documents will be taken and checked.

Your certificate will be signed by a representative of the Chief Executive of Bury Council, dated and stamped. An additional check will be made on the electoral register and you will be provided with a covering letter.

You can then come to collect the signed form or it can be posted to you.

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