Search for probate records

You can search for a probate record in England and Wales online or by post.

Search online for a probate record

Search online for probate records for people who died after 1857.

You can also order copies of probate records online. Each copy costs £10.

It can take up to 10 working days to receive your documents.

A new probate record will be online approximately 14 days after probate has been issued.

Search for a probate record by post

Download and fill in form PA1S - Application for a search (copies of grants and wills). Send it to the address on the form.

It costs £10. This includes a copy of the probate and the will (if there is one).

You should get a response within 4 weeks.

Get sent a copy of a probate

You can apply to be sent a copy of a probate if it’s granted in the next 6 months (a ‘standing search’).

You can extend the standing search after 6 months.