Probate forms and guidance
Information about forms to apply for probate, where to send your probate application forms, as well as any additional forms to support your application.
What to include in your application
You will need to send the original Will (if applicable), a copy of the official death certificate, a finished IHT form and the correct fee for the application.
By law, the original Will becomes a public document when Probate Office gives you the grant. It will not be returned to you as Probate Office must store it in the public records.
Probate guidance and postal forms
If you prefer to fill out and post a paper application form to get either a Grant of Probate if the person who died left a Will, or Letters of Administration if they did not leave a Will, you can do so.
Guidance for filling in online applications
Use the guide to filling in your online Probate application:
Members of the legal profession can fuse the guide to making online Probate applications:
Apply for probate if there is a Will
If you are applying for probate and the person who died has left a Will, you can find the form at this link:
A maximum of four executors can apply using this form.
If more than four executors wish to apply, contact the Probate Office to ask for the relevant form.
Apply for Probate if there is no Will
If you are applying for probate and the person who died did not leave a Will, you can find the form at the following link:
A maximum of four applicants can apply.
Probate application: supporting forms
You many need to fill out one of these forms to support your probate application:
- Probate - reserve power to act as an executor form
- Probate - renounce power to act as an executor forms
- Apply for Power of Attorney in probate forms
- Probate Estate Summary Form (NIPF7)
Stop a grant of probate (caveat)
Contact the Probate Office
If you need help to fill in a form, you can contact the Probate Office.