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Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:43 am
by jasonfitt
Where do I find the Application to the First Presidency form? We need to request a sealing clearance so a member in our unit can remarry in the temple who was sealed to his previous wife. Handbook 1 (3.6.1) says units can obtain a paper copy of the form from the recording-keeping software (I'm assuming that's MLS). I looked all through MLS and could not find it. The Record-Keeping and Technology Support webpage on LDS.org says the bishop can submit it online by logging on to LDS.org, then Clerk Resources, then Membership tab, then select Application to the First Presidency under the Confidential heading. However, that link is not there for him.

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:47 am
by aebrown
It's in MLS in the confidential reports section (lower left corner of the main screen of MLS).

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:51 am
by jasonfitt
aebrown wrote:It's in MLS in the confidential reports section (lower left corner of the main screen of MLS).


Ok, thanks. Our bishop actually would prefer to fill the form out and submit it online if possible. Apparently LDS.org says this can be done. Any ideas why the link would not be visible for him there, or anywhere else it might be?

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:58 am
by drepouille
The Access Table says Application to the First Presidency is not yet available.

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:16 pm
by 32cffc
Is the Application to the First Presidency Form now available on the wed site or is it still a MLS only form?

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 4:54 pm
by sbradshaw
Applications to the First Presidency are now online-only. From a letter dated June 1, 2015:
Beginning July 1, 2015, priesthood leaders in all areas of the world that have access to a reliable Internet connection are to complete and submit Application to the First Presidency documents electronically. The online tool is to be used for all purposes of the application: sealing clearance, cancellation of temple sealing, reinstatement or readmission requiring First Presidency approval, and restoration of priesthood and temple blessings. ...

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:18 am
by aschmutz09
I can not find the link or the form, is trere any way someone can send me the link ? thank you. I need to cancel my temple sealing, I am engaged and want to be sealed to my future husband. Thank you.

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:35 am
by scgallafent
aschmutz09 wrote:I can not find the link or the form, is trere any way someone can send me the link ? thank you. I need to cancel my temple sealing, I am engaged and want to be sealed to my future husband. Thank you.

You need to visit with your bishop to start this process.

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:49 am
by russellhltn
aschmutz09 wrote:I can not find the link or the form, is trere any way someone can send me the link ? thank you. I need to cancel my temple sealing, I am engaged and want to be sealed to my future husband. Thank you.

Only Bishops and Stake Presidents have access to that. You'll have to talk with your Bishop.

Re: Submit an Application to the First Presidency

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:24 am
by madz20
sbradshaw wrote:Applications to the First Presidency are now online-only. From a letter dated June 1, 2015:
Beginning July 1, 2015, priesthood leaders in all areas of the world that have access to a reliable Internet connection are to complete and submit Application to the First Presidency documents electronically. The online tool is to be used for all purposes of the application: sealing clearance, cancellation of temple sealing, reinstatement or readmission requiring First Presidency approval, and restoration of priesthood and temple blessings. ...



Is the online form the same regardless if it's a for a sealing clearance or sealing cancellation? My fiancé is seeking to get a sealing clearance, but the electronic version that his bishop sent him read "Sealing Clearance Form" at the top. We are worried and don't want to fill out all of the information if it is not the correct form. Thanks.