MyHMCTS: How to apply for probate online

Guide for making probate applications online using MyHMCTS.



This guide describes the steps you need to take to create a probate case in MyHMCTS and make the following applications:

  • with a will (grant of probate)
  • letters of administration – without a will
  • letters of administration – with an annexed will

MyHMCTS cannot accept probate applications in all cases. In these cases, you must apply using the paper form.

Published 19 October 2020
Last updated 23 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. New requirement to allow 20 working days between sending IHT forms to HMRC and making a probate application using MyHMCTS. Guidance on using the new 'Case Progress' feature (to be released 24 February 2021).

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  4. Updates to the HTML that correct issue in the service.

  5. HTML guide has replaced 3 PDFs.

  6. 3 PDF guides updated to include application status definitions.

  7. First published.