If you’re the executor of the estate or a close family member, you can act on behalf of the deceased person to purchase mail forwarding services at Canada Post. A Statutory Declaration Form Regarding Proof of Authority (40-076-696) should be submitted to Canada Post along with other documents.
Why purchasing mail forwarding for deceased person?
Mail forwarding is a service offered by Canada Post that forwards mail from an old address to a new address. When someone passes away, it ensures that mail intended for the deceased person continues to be received and managed by someone they trust.
ID requirements for a deceased person
In some provinces, the name or names of the legal representative of a deceased person appears on the death certificate. If this is the case, the death certificate would be the only document needed to serve as proof of appointment.
To forward mail on behalf of a deceased person, an executor, administrator, or an appointed next of kin must provide one of the following documents:
- Death certificate (issued by the applicable government office)
- A medical examiner’s certificate
- A funeral director’s certificate
- A cremation certificate or other certificate of comparable authority (such as in the case of a death outside the country)
- Proof of appointment as the legal representative
How to complete the Canada Post Statutory Declaration form regarding Proof of Authority?
Here are the steps to complete the form:
- Fill in the basic information: Write the name of the deceased person in the space provided.
- Identify yourself: Write your name and address in the space provided as the person completing the form.
- Declare the address where the deceased was receiving mail.
- You will need to declare that you have the lawful authority to request the redirection of all mail addressed to the deceased. In order to do it, you need to check box appropriate to your circumstance.
Should I Notarize the Statutory Declaration Form?
The Statutory Declaration Form must be signed and dated by the declarant in the presence of a commissioner for oaths, a notary public, or a lawyer authorized to administer oaths.
What Is the next step?
Once completed and signed, the Canada Post Statutory Declaration Form Regarding Proof of Authority can be submitted to Canada Post along with any additional documentation or information required. They may be submitted in person, by mail, or electronically.
Can it be notarized online?
How Can All-Canada Notary Help You?
All-Canada Notary is a network of notaries public. We can help you commission a Statutory Declaration form (40-076-696).