If you’re dealing with South African Probate, we can provide assistance to release the Jersey-based assets.
Probate Application for South African Residents with assets in Jersey
Parslows are Jersey probate specialists.
If you are assisting with an estate of a South African resident with Jersey assets, then you will need a probate specialist based in Jersey.
As Jersey is independent of the United Kingdom, an application for probate or letters of administration must be made in this jurisdiction.
We offer our clients a wealth of experience assisting quickly, efficiently, and as affordably as possible to release the Jersey assets.
What documents are required for Jersey probate?
- copy grant of probate (or Letters of Administration) bearing the original seal and certification from the issuing Australian Court to confirm that it is a true copy
- a court sealed and certified copy of the Will (if the deceased dies testate)
- a certified copy of the death certificate
- 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.
tt should be noted that all probate documentation will be retained permanently by the Probate Registrar in Jersey.
Is there inheritance tax or stamp duty to pay?
|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. 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.