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A Brief Guide to Jersey Probate Services for International Estates (testate)

Worldwide Probate (testate) | Private Client Legal Services

General information

Testate (i.e. deceased held a Will)

For non-United Kingdom worldwide applicants, it is not possible to re-seal a Grant of Probate in Jersey and, as such, a full application for a Jersey Grant of Probate must be made.

In these circumstances, you can appoint a member of Parslows Jersey probate team as an attorney executor to act on your behalf in Jersey (different rules apply if the deceased was domiciled in the United Kingdom, in which case the Jersey fast-track can be used).

Under Jersey law, unless a Jersey estate is worth less than £10,000 at the date of death, a Jersey Grant of Probate 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 by worldwide applicants 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 probate for worldwide applicants

The following documents are required to make a Jersey Grant of Probate application:

  • A certified copy of the death certificate;
  • A court sealed and certified copy of the Will, bearing the original seal and certification from the issuing court or notary, to confirm that it is a true copy. An exemplification copy will usually suffice;
  • A court sealed and certified copy of the Grant of Probate, 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.


To enable Parslows Jersey 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 other Wills or Codicils.

For general advice, assistance or further information on Jersey Probate please do not hesitate to call 630530 or email us on probate@parslowsjersey.com

For specific information on Jersey Probate please do not hesitate to call + 44 01534 630530 or email:

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