Create your emergency document checklist

Use this tool to list the documents you need to prepare in case of an emergency.

Build your own custom document checklist

The documents you should consider will vary depending on your individual circumstances and needs. This list includes some of the common documents you may want to prepare.

You can edit or delete items as well as add your own – creating an emergency document checklist that's tailored just for you.

Once you finish your list, you can print your checklist or save it as a PDF.

How to edit the document checklist

Document categories

  • Edit a document category – select Edit on the document category.
  • Add a new document category – use the Add document category button at the bottom of the list.
  • Delete a document category – select Remove on the document category you wish to remove.


  • Edit a document – select Edit on the document category that contains the document.  
  • Add a new document – select the Add a new document link (visible when editing the document category).
  • Re-order a document – use the grab handle at the top of the document.
  • Delete a document – select Remove on the document you wish to remove. 
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