Parslows Jersey probate specialists provide uncomplicated, knowledgeable advice to assist you in obtaining Jersey Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration where there is no Will) and we’re committed to offering a well-organised and sensitive service at all times.

Our probate specialists regularly act for non-Jersey domiciled executors and administrators who wish to obtain probate here in Jersey.  We have many years of experience assisting people to apply for a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration here in Jersey, and we’ve worked with clients across the globe successfully obtaining Jersey probate (or letters of administration) for clients.

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Parslows probate solicitors can assist with all aspects of Jersey probate law. Please get in touch and we can talk you through the process.

Can we use fast track probate services in Jersey, Channel Islands, if we are not UK, Guernsey or Isle of Man residents?

The Fast Track process to obtain Jersey Probate applications can only be used where the deceased died resident in the United Kingdom/ Isle of Man/ Guernsey.

Can we re-seal the Grant of Probate from our country to speed up the Jersey probate application?

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.

What documents are required for Jersey Probate?

The following documents are required to make a Fast Track Jersey probate application:

  • A certified copy of the death certificate.
  • A Court sealed and certified copy of the Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration) or equivalent, 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).
  • A Court sealed and certified copy of the Will (if the deceased dies testate)  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.
  • Copy correspondence from the Jersey financial institution requesting probate before releasing funds, 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.

What other information is required for a Jersey probate application?

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 has no tax liability in Jersey;
  • That the deceased left no other Wills or Codicils.

Other confirmations may be required depending upon the circumstances.

What is the stamp duty payable on a Jersey probate application?

Value of Estate 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.