Grant of probate

You must provide the following documents for an application for probate.

You may need to provide additional information in some cases by filing further affidavit material. All applications and affidavits must be typed, not handwritten.

Note: Follow the five steps to applying for a grant of probate.


* Do not attach the will to any other document. The original will is not to be marked in any way. Never use staples, pins, paperclips or piercing clips. If a will has any signs of tampering or damage, e.g. staple holes, rust marks etc., file a Form 111 - Affidavit of plight (DOCX, 26.1 KB) to explain why.

Note: The original death certificate, original will and codicil (a supplementary document executed in the same way as a will that explains, modifies, alters or confirms a will previously made) are filed documents and retained by the registry. They stay on file and CANNOT be returned upon completion. If you require another death certificate you will need to purchase one from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.