Probate Resealing

Resealing a Grant of Probate in a foreign country

A brief introduction to the Probate Resealing process

When someone dies leaving assets overseas from their home country, frequently the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (if the deceased died intestate) obtained in the deceased’s home country has to be confirmed in the foreign overseas country so that the assets owned by the deceased in that foreign country can be recovered and transferred to the Executors or Beneficiaries of the deceased’s estate. This process in the foreign country is called probate resealing.

The process varies from Country to Country and can be simpler for countries which are members of the Commonwealth as advantage can be taken of the Colonial Probates Act.

Once the Grant has been resealed, we can also arrange for the foreign assets to be sold if requested, and the monies from the sale will be paid direct to the Executors or lawyers concerned as we do not handle clients monies.

To see more information about the countries where we usually carry on business please click on the button for the country listed below. This not an exhaustive list of countries where we operate, and so please complete the contact box below if the country concerned is not listed.

For more information please proceed to the next pages of our web site or you may contact us direct by completing the contact box below.

We will work beside you and advise you as to the process involved; and we will prepare most of the documentation that is required for your signature.


More Information

For more information on probate resealing within a foreign country, please select the appropriate country below, where you will see the information and documents that are usually required.

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