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Form PA1S: Find a will or probate document

Use this form to search for a ‘grant of representation’ (known as ‘probate’) or a will for someone who died in England and Wales in or after 1858.

Documents

Postal search of the Probate records of England and Wales

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Chwiliad post o gofnodion Profiant Cymru a Lloegr

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Details

Request an urgent probate search in person

You can request an urgent probate search by booking an appointment to visit a registry in person.

Email to book an appointment at your nearest registry.

Local registry details

Brighton District Probate Registry
William Street
Brighton
BN2 0RF

brightondprenquiries@justice.gov.uk

Cardiff Probate Registry of Wales
3rd Floor, Cardiff Magistrates Court
Fitzalan Place
Cardiff
CF24 0RZ

cardiffdprenquiries@justice.gov.uk

Leeds District Probate Registry
York House
31 York Place
Leeds
LS1 2BA

leedsdprenquiries@justice.gov.uk

Liverpool Probate Registry
Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts
Derby Square
Liverpool
L2 1XA

liverpooldprenquiries@justice.gov.uk

Newcastle District Probate Registry
2nd Floor
Kings Court
Earl Grey Way
North Shields
NE29 6AR

newcastledprenquiries@justice.gov.uk

Oxford Probate Registry
Combined Court Building
St Aldates
Oxford
OX1 1LY

oxforddprenquiries@justice.gov.uk

Winchester District Probate Registry
1st Floor, Southside Offices
The Law Courts
Winchester
SO23 9EL

winchesterdprenquiries@justice.gov.uk

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Published 1 March 2016
Last updated 9 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Uploaded new version of the form and a Welsh language version, also added details on how to book an in-person probate search.

  2. Updated with revised fees payable from August 2020.

  3. Revised version of Form PA1S added.

  4. Revised Form PA1S form to use form 22 July 2019.

  5. First published.