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Probate services | letters of administration application | worldwide applicants

How do you make an application in Jersey for letters of administration (intestacy)?

It is not possible to re-seal letters of administration in Jersey (required for intestate) and as such a full application for a Jersey letters of administration must be made.  

In these circumstances you can appoint a member of Parslows probate team as an attorney administrator to act on your behalf in Jersey (Different rules apply if the deceased was domiciled in the United Kingdom).

Is Probate required?

Under Jersey law unless a Jersey estate is worth less than £10,000 at the date of death, a Jersey letters of administration will be required to enable the personal representatives to administer the Jersey estate.

Are death duties, estate duty, inheritance tax or capital gains taxes payable in Jersey?

While there are no death duties, estate duty, inheritance tax or capital gains taxes in Jersey, stamp duty is payable.

Value (at date of death) Stamp duty
£00.00 – £10,000 Nil
£10,001 – £20,000 £100
£20,001 – £30,000 £150
£30,001 – £40,000 £200
£40,001 – £50,000 £250
£50,001 – £60,000 £300
£60,001 – £70,000 £350
£70,001 – £80,000 £400
£80,001 – £90,000 £450
£90,001 – £100,000 £500


Thereafter, for each £10,000 (or part thereof) add £75.

The Probate Registrar will also levy a flat stamp duty fee on all applications. This is presently £80.

Please also note that the Royal Court Probate Department reserves the right to charge an additional sum of £75.00 for reviewing paperwork pursuant to an application.

Required documents for application

The following documents are required to make a Jersey letters of administration application:

  • A certified copy of the death certificate.
  • A court sealed and certified copy of the letters of administration (or equivalents), from the deceased’s country of domicile. This must bear the original court seal and certification to confirm that it is a true copy (It should be noted that from certain jurisdictions, we are able to accept a notarised copy of such document, provided that the original was prepared by a notary).
  • Copy correspondence from the Jersey financial institution, confirming details of the Jersey assets maintained by the deceased and the date of death value.

It should be noted that all probate documentation will be retained permanently by the Probate Registrar in Jersey.

Confirmations

To enable us to proceed with the application we will require the following confirmations:

  • That the deceased did not have any other assets or liabilities in Jersey
  • That  the deceased has no tax liability in Jersey
  • That the deceased never resided in Jersey
  • That the deceased left no wills or codicils.

How Parslows can help

Parslows probate team provide an exceptional service to all our clients.

Our probate lawyers are focused on providing you with expert advice with a truly personal service.

We advise on all aspects of probate law: whether it be advice on fast track probate or standrad probate or whether you wish to challenge the estate we can assist.

Our clients are pleased with our service and fees, we are confident you will too.

For further information please do not hesitate to call 630530 or email us for UK fast track applications on fasttrack@parslowsjersey.com or for the rest of the world please email probateteam@parslowsjersey.com;

The information and opinion expressed in this briefing does not purport to be definitive or comprehensive and are not intended to provide professional advice. For specific advice, please contact Parslows, We are not responsible for, and do not accept any responsibility or liability in connection with, the content of this document or any reliance upon it

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