Parslows handle fast-track Jersey probate applications daily. This means our processes are optimised so we can help you as quickly, efficiently, and affordably as possible.
Fast Track Jersey Probate
Parslows fast track Jersey probate specialists provide an uncomplicated, knowledgeable service to assist in obtaining Jersey Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration where there is no Will).
A fast track Jersey Probate process is available to executors or administrators if the deceased died domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Guernsey or the Isle of Man. A corresponding Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration must already have been issued.
With a dedicated team of probate specialists, Parslows Executors Limited handles fast track Jersey probate applications daily. This means our processes are optimised so we can help you as quickly, efficiently, and affordably as possible.
How to apply for fast track Jersey probate?
To apply for Jersey probate, you must make an application in one of the following ways:
- through a trust corporation/ law firm, such as Parslows Executors Limited
- by personal application with the appropriate person coming to Jersey
- by personal application with the appropriate person giving power of attorney to a third party (who can more easily travel to the Island)
Who can apply for fast track Jersey probate?
Fast track Jersey probate is only available if the deceased died domiciled in the United Kingdom, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.
What documents are required for fast track 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.
Is any other information required before making the Jersey probate fast track application?
To enable us to proceed with the probate application, the following confirmations will be required, namely that the Deceased:
- did not have any other assets or liabilities in Jersey (save as disclosed)
- never resided in Jersey
- has no tax liability in Jersey
- left no other Wills or Codicils (save as disclosed)
Other confirmations may be required depending upon the circumstances.
Does the deceased estate have to pay Jersey inheritance tax?
Jersey does not have inheritance tax. It does, however, levy a stamp duty. You should consult with an appropriate professional in the deceased country as the deceased estate may be liable for inheritance tax or equivalent under the laws of their country of domicile.
Does the deceased estate have to pay a stamp duty to process the application?
Stamp duty is payable to the Jersey Probate Court when the application for Jersey Probate is made. It is charged at the rate of 0.5% of the value of the Jersey assets (which is rounded up to the nearest £10,000 for probate purposes) on estates with a value of up to £100,000 and at a rate of £75 per additional £10,000 thereafter, namely:
|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|
For each £10,000 thereafter (or part thereof) add £75.
The Probate Registrar will also levy a flat stamp duty fee on all applications. This is presently £80.
When is the value of the Jersey assets valued?
For calculating Jersey stamp duty, the value of the Jersey assets will be calculated as at the date of death.
Will the Jersey Probate Court return the submitted documents once the probate application is completed?
No, the Jersey probate Court will permanently retain the probate documents you submit for the application.
How long does a fast track probate application take?
Once we have received the required documents from you, Jersey Probate Court usually takes about 5 working days to process the fast track Jersey probate application.
What happens once Parslows have obtained fast track grant of probate?
The Grant of Probate will be forwarded to you to allow you to obtain the Jersey assets from the relevant financial institution following the Executors instructions.
If you’ve lost a loved one and have been appointed executor of a UK, Guernsey or Isle of Man residents estate with assets in Jersey, you can make a ‘fast track’ Jersey probate application through Parslows Executors Limited. This is a trust corporation approved by the Royal Court of Jersey to make such applications.
Parslows is one of the leading providers of Jersey probate services and legal advice and our reputation as pragmatic but sensitive lawyers is second to none.
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