Resealing a grant
If you’re the personal representative (executor or administrator) of an estate that has probate, letters of administration with the will or letters of administration granted in another state, and there are assets in Queensland, you may apply to the Queensland Supreme Court to reseal the grant.
The resealing process is based on the British Probates Act 1898, and applies to grants issued in Australian states and territories, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Note: The registrar must not reseal a special, limited or temporary grant unless the court orders otherwise.
- the original grant, or an exemplification or office copy, which bears the rubber, embossed or other seal of the court that made the grant
- affidavit in support
- if not the grantee, and an attorney is applying, a certified copy of the power of attorney is required
- exhibit clause on Form 47 - Certificate of exhibit (DOC, 38KB).
If debts are outstanding in Queensland, you also need to:
- advertise in the appropriate newspaper and the Queensland Law Reporter, and serve notice on the public trustee
** Merge documents together.