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Form PA1: Apply for probate

Use this form to apply for the legal right to deal with someone’s possessions if they've died. This is known as a ‘grant of representation’ or ‘grant of probate’.

Documents

Probate application

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Details

Contact the HMRC helpline to find out if you can apply for probate online.

If you use the paper form you’ll need to swear an oath in person at a probate registry.

About applying for probate

Read more about wills, probate and inheritance.

Check court and tribunal fees and find out if you can get help with fees.

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See a list of inheritance tax forms.

Find out how HM Courts & Tribunals Service uses personal information you give when you fill in a form.

Published 1 April 2017
Last updated 16 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added translation
  2. Added a link to inheritance tax forms.
  3. Removed separate notes document (PA1a) as notes are now included within the form.
  4. Added translation
  5. Added translation