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.
- original will and two clear photocopies of the original last will (one copy attached to the affidavit below)*
- affidavit in support
- a clear photocopy of the original last will and original death certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Do not file a photocopy of the death certificate.
- exhibit clause on Form 47 - Certificate of exhibit
- affidavit of publication and service
* Do not attach the will to any other document. 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 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 won’t be returned upon completion.