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Jersey Probate | FAQs

Fast Track Probate (testate) (UK / Guernsey / IOM only)

Who can use Jersey Fast Track Probate?

Jersey Fast Track Probate applications can only be accepted from the United Kingdom/ Isle of Man/ Guernsey.

Will Jersey Probate always be required for assets situate in Jersey?

Unless the 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 in Jersey?

Jersey does not levy  death duty, estate duty, inheritance tax or capital gains tax.  Stamp duty on the value of the Jersey estate is however payable.  Please click here for further detail.

What documents do I need to submit to obtain Jersey Fast Track Probate?

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

  • 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 certified copy of the death certificate.
  • 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.
  • Whether the deceased left more than one Will covering assets in different jurisdictions.
  • 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.

Do I need to provide any 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 never resided in Jersey.
  • That the deceased left no other Wills or Codicils.

How long does it take to obtain Jersey Fast Track probate?

It usually takes between one to two weeks to obtain Jersey Fast track probate once the application has been submitted.

Fast Track Letters of Administration (intestate) (UK / Guernsey / IOM only)

Who can use Jersey Fast Track Probate?

Jersey Fast Track Letters of Administration applications can only be accepted from the United Kingdom/ Isle of Man/ Guernsey.

Will Jersey Letters of Administration always be required for assets situate in Jersey?

Unless the Jersey estate is worth less than £10,000 at the date of death, a Jersey Grant of 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?

Jersey does not levy  death duty, estate duty, inheritance tax or capital gains tax.  Stamp duty on the value of the Jersey estate is however payable.  Please click here for further detail.

What documents do I need to submit to obtain Jersey Fast Track Letters of Administration?

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, from the deceased’s country of domicile. This must bear the original court seal and certification to confirm that it is a true copy.
  • 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 Letters of Administration documentation will be retained permanently by the Probate Registrar in Jersey.

Do I need to provide any 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 never resided in Jersey.
  • That the deceased left no Wills or Codicils at all.

How long does it take to obtain Jersey Fast Track Letters of Administration?

It usually takes between one to two weeks to obtain Jersey Fast track Letters of Administration once the application has been submitted.

Jersey Probate (testate) for worldwide applicants (non-UK/Guernsey/IOM)

Can we use re-seal or fast track procedures to obtain Jersey Probate?

Jersey Fast Track Probate applications can only be accepted from the United Kingdom/ Isle of Man/ Guernsey. For non-United Kingdom worldwide applicants, it is not possible to re-seal a Grant of Probate in Jersey.  A full application for a Jersey Grant of Probate must be made.

Will Jersey Probate always be required for assets situate in Jersey?

Unless the 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 in Jersey?

Jersey does not levy  death duty, estate duty, inheritance tax or capital gains tax.  Stamp duty on the value of the Jersey estate is however payable.  Please click here for further detail.

What documents do I need to submit to obtain Jersey Probate?

The following documents are required to make a Jersey 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.

Do I need to provide any 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 other Wills or Codicils.

How long does it take to obtain Jersey probate?

It usually takes around a month to obtain Jersey probate once the application has been submitted.

Jersey letters of administration (intestate) for worldwide applicants (non-UK/Guernsey/IOM)

Can we use re-seal or fast track procedures to obtain Jersey letters of administration?

Jersey Fast Track applications can only be accepted from the United Kingdom/ Isle of Man/ Guernsey. For non-United Kingdom worldwide applicants, it is not possible to re-seal a Grant of letters of administration in Jersey.  A full application for a Jersey Grant of letters of administration must be made.

Will a Jersey grant of letters of administration always be required for assets situate in Jersey?

Unless the Jersey estate is worth less than £10,000 at the date of death, a Jersey Grant of 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?

Jersey does not levy  death duty, estate duty, inheritance tax or capital gains tax.  Stamp duty on the value of the Jersey estate is however payable.  Please click here for further detail.

What documents do I need to submit to obtain Jersey letters of administration?

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 Grant of letters of administration, 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.

Do I need to provide any 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 other Wills or Codicils.

How long does it take to obtain Jersey letters of administration?

It usually takes around a month to obtain Jersey letters of administration once the application has been submitted.

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