HMCTS details how personal applicants can now apply for probate using new online service.
The Probate Service is now accepting online applications from personal applicants based on the criteria below:
The online application form will continue to be developed to cover a broader range of probate applications in the future.
The new online application form includes:
Online applications will be extended for solicitors and other professionals in Spring 2018.
The online application form is easier to understand but you will still be required to provide supporting documents as per the current process. These are:
We are looking to enhance this in the future, potentially through links with other departments to gather this information automatically as part of the process.
If you meet the criteria and would like to apply online please contact the HMRC helpline who can provide you with the details to apply online.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.