Apply for probate

Probate gives you the legal right to deal with a person’s property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’) after they’ve died.

You need to fill in the application online then send your documents to the probate registry. We’ll tell you exactly what you need to send when you have completed your application.

You can apply in Welsh by post. Use form PA1P if the person who died left a will, and form PA1A if there is no will.

If more than one person is applying

Up to 4 people can apply for probate.

All applicants will need to agree with the legal declaration and their names will appear on the grant of probate.

Everyone applying must have their own email address. That’s because we can’t discuss details with anyone but the people named in the application.

They will also need a mobile phone and access to the Internet.

Fees

It costs £215 to apply for probate if the value of the estate is more than £5,000. It’s free if the value is less.

Extra copies of the grant of probate cost £1.50 each.

You’ll need to pay online by debit or credit card.

If you have feedback

We’re currently building this service. If you notice things that don’t work as well as they should, you can use the ‘feedback’ link at the top of the page.

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