Guidance

Store a will with HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS)

A guide for people who want to store their will or codicil (an update to the will) with HM Courts and Tribunals Service

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You can use this guide to understand:

  • how to store a will or codicil securely with HMCTS
  • what you will need to store them
  • the fee to pay for this service
Published 28 May 2020
Last updated 26 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the probate helpline opening hours

  2. Updated the option to pay with a postal order

  3. Edited the contact us section - The Probate helpline is closed on Saturdays.

  4. addition of help with fees process

  5. Updated guidance to reflect the new PA7ENV label that must be used when posting a will to HMCTS. Updated contact information. Updated process for arranging an appointment to store a will.

  6. First published.