Guidance

HMCTS online services for legal professionals

Legal professionals can create an account 'MyHMCTS' and use HM Courts and Tribunals Service online services.

What is MyHMCTS

MyHMCTS provides a single place for legal professional and other organisations to issue, pay for and manage applications within civil and family courts and tribunals.

Users can access all of their live cases from a single case list, receive notifications of status changes (such as an order having been made) and allow access to others within their organisation. Nominated users can also view their Payment by Account transactions.

MyHMCTS is still being tested and we welcome all feedback so that we can improve the user experience - please send your feedback to us by email.

Getting started

You must have a Payment by Account. This account allows you to use our Fee Account system to pay for online applications.

You need to register your organisation before you can create or manage cases. This is a simple, free and we aim to complete within 3 days.

You should use either Firefox or Chrome to use MyHMCTS – you currently cannot access MyHMCTS using Internet Explorer, Safari or Edge.

See the guidance document below on completing the registration process:

Registration guidance for MyHMCTS

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Creating and managing cases

You can manage your account if you need to change any information later. You can also add users from your organisation so that they can create and manage their own cases.

See the guidance document below on managing your account:

Managing account guidance for MyHMCTS

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Once you have a MyHMCTS account, you can create and manage a case online for:

  • divorce
  • probate
  • financial remedy – consent orders
  • certain immigration and asylum appeals

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Additional support and guidance

See the guidance documents on using the online Divorce service:

Divorce online guidance - submitting a case

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Divorce online guidance - requesting a personal service

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Divorce online guidance - completing an acknowledgement of service

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Divorce online guidance - applying for a Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute

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Decree Nisi clarification and amend petition journey for solicitors

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See our guidance document on using the online Financial Remedy service:

Financial remedy - onboarding guidance (consent)

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Financial remedy - onboarding guidance (contested)

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See our video below on using the online Probate service:

Guidance on using our online Probate service

Guidance on submitting an immigration and aslyum appeal:

Immigration and Asylum online service – starting the appeal

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Immigration and Asylum online service – building a case

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Immigration and Asylum online service – preparing for a hearing

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Published 11 February 2020
Last updated 20 August 2020 + show all updates
  1. Financial remedy - onboarding guidance (consent) updated.

  2. Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute guide updated.

  3. Decree Nisi clarification and amend petition journey guide added.

  4. Financial remedy - onboarding guidance (consent) updated, onboarding guidance (contested) added.

  5. Acknowledgement of Service guidance updated

  6. Guides for immigration and asylum appeals added.

  7. Divorce online guidance - submitting a case: updated 7 May 2020

  8. Financial Remedy guidance pack updated.

  9. Guidance updated and financial remedy – consent orders info added.

  10. Guidance documents updated.

  11. Registration and Managing Account guides updated.

  12. First published.