Putting Together a
Proof of Life Document

An essential document.

What is a Proof of Life document?

A Proof of Life is a document that contains confidential information that can be used to confirm whether a person is still alive in case of kidnapping, abduction or detention. It can also be used to detail how that person would like their family members to be informed and/or if they have any special requirements should something happen to them.

Risk assessment: proof of life

The person entrusted with this document (usually your key contact) will be responsible for communicating with a lot of different people in the eventuality that you’re being held against your will. Giving them this information before you go on assignment will help them respond quickly and confidently in the case of an emergency and will also help those who are trying to get you to safety.

Useful downloads

Proof of Life Template

Special thanks to James Brabazon and Frank Smyth for their contributions to this risk assessment resource.