Some advisors might get angry with me writing this article on How to Surrender Your Sun Life VUL Policy/ies. But believe me, I really don’ t want to write about this. However, there are circumstances that one really has no choice but to surrender his or her Sun Life VUL.

But before we go straight to the procedures on how to surrender your VUL policies, let me reiterate some of the important reasons why you shouldn’t?

Why You Shouldn’t Surrender Your VUL Policy?

Before you apply to surrender your policy, we encourage you to consider the following:

  1. Do not surrender your policy because of increasing financial responsibilities. The greater your responsibilities are, the more protection
    you will need. Thus, you and your loved ones need the protection your policy provides.
  2. This is a long term investment plan. A pre-mature surrender may jeopardize your investment potential. More likely, the fund value of your plan may not equate to what you have deposited especially if you’re plan is less than the supposedly paying period.
  3. You may access your money by withdrawing cash from your fund. In case you need funds, you can simply withdraw partially. That way, your policy is still in-forced.
  4. Should you surrender your policy now, the probability is that you will want to replace it some time in the future. Assessment of your application will be based on your attained age and then health condition and thus result in higher premium.

On top of that, here’s another letter addressed to you that you might want to read carefully

Letter Addressed Especially for you – Policyholder

You and I have similar purposes in this world.

It is your job to provide food, clothing, shelter, schooling, medicine, and
other things for your loved ones. You do this while I lie in your safe
deposit box.

I have faith and trust in you. Out of your earnings will come the cost
of my upkeep. At times, I may appear insignificant to you – but someday
(and who knows when) you and I will change places.

When you are laid to rest, I will come alive and do your job. I may
provide food, clothing, shelter, schooling, medicine, and other things your
family will continue to need – just as you are doing now. When your
work and labor are done, mine will begin. Through me, your
hands can carry on.

Whenever you feel the price you’re paying for my upkeep is burdensome,
remember that I can do more for you and your family than you will ever
do for me.

If you do your part, I will do mine.

Sincerely yours,

Your life insurance policy

Given all of these and you still insist that you want to surrender your VUL Policy, here are the requirements and procedures.

How to Surrender Your VUL Policy

  1. Policy Contract
  2. VUL Request for Policy Surrender Form
  3. Signature of Policy Owner
  4. Signature of Irrevocable Beneficiary/ ies (if any)
  5. Valid ID of Policy Owner
  6. Valid IDs of Irrevocable Beneficiary/ ies (if any)
  1. Request for a “VUL Request for Policy Surrender Form” from your Sun Life Advisor. If advisor is no longer available, you may contact customer service at (632) 849-9888 or email
  2. Fill out the necessary details (Page 1) like Policy Owner, Policy Number, Citizenship, Countries of Legal Residence, ID Presented, Permanent Address, Present Address, Home Phone, Work Phone and Email Address.
  3. Affix your signature on Page 2 as well as your Irrevocable Beneficiaries (if any)
  4. If you’ve changed your signature since the time you got the policy, you need to fill out page 3 as well (New Signature Specimen)
  5. If there is no Sun Life Advisor or Staff to witness your signature, you need to have it Notarized as well.

Below is the screenshot of the VUL Surrender Form

how to surrender vul policy

After you filled out the required information and affix your signatures, you may now submit this form along with other requirements to any Sun Life store or office nationwide.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to comment or send me a private message in messenger or email.


My Financial Advisor PH

Garry De Castro

Garry De Castro is a personal finance advocate, Financial Advisor, Certified Investment Solicitor (Mutual Fund Representative), investor, stock market trader, blogger, and IT practitioner. He started sharing and writing financial articles 2008 just to share his financial learnings to friends, relatives and anyone who wishes to be financially independent.


  • February 2021 at 7:41 pm

    I paid 6 months advance soon as I signed the contract. Can I cancel or request refund if only a week has passed or less than that?

  • February 2021 at 11:01 am


    If I cancel my VUL (paying for almost 2 years), is it possible to get a new policy or health insurance in the same period or should I wait for certain number of months?

  • February 2021 at 7:23 am

    Hello Sir, kung halimbawa po yung VUL ko hindi ko na binabayaran pero may enough fund value pa po ako to pay the monthly charges, I understand na effective pa po ito. Kung maubos na fund value ko sa VUL, pwede ko bang ituloy, pero ang babayaran ko lang po ay yung monthly charges na lang for the insurance (hindi na yung investment). Pwede po yun? Ang monthly charge po ba ay guaranteed fixed na based dun sa contract na pinirmahan?

    • February 2021 at 8:21 am

      Hi Jeffrey, yes possible to pay the monthly charges as long as your policy is not yet lapsed. But take note that the monthly charges changes overtime depending on the year your policy is in.

  • February 2021 at 3:37 pm

    Hi, I applied for Sun Maxilink 100 last December 2020. Until now I haven’t received my policy contract or confirmation that my application is approved. This is because I had to submit supporting documents related to application. Would like to ask if I can still cancel my application? Since I still haven’t received any confirmation that my application is approved and I was able to get a VUL plan from another provider much faster. Will I still be able to refund my initial premium payment? Thank you.

    • February 2021 at 8:20 am

      Hi Jamie, best to check with your Sun Life Advisor since I don’t know the details. But if it’s really not yet approved, answer is Yes you can still opt not to push thru.

  • January 2021 at 7:14 am

    Hi sir,

    I’m already living in Canada, so going to any Sun Life office is not an option for me. If I decided to surrender my policy, would you know if it’s possible to submit the required documents electronically?


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