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.