England and South Africa have very similar probate processes, as a result of this South Africa is a country recognised under the UK’s Colonial Probate Act, this means that the South African probate can be resealed in the Uk enabling, the SA probate to be used to collect UK assets.
In South Africa the terminology is slightly different in regard to certain probate documents. For example, the equivalent of the Grant of probate is called a letters of executorship, and is issued by the High Court in South Africa by a Judge known as a Master. If you are based in South Africa and need help releasing UK assets we can help. Typically, we would require the following documents :-
- Court sealed and certified copy of the probate and will and letters of executorship issued in South Africa
- Certified copy of the death certificate or original
- Details of UK assets to be collected
- Identification of Executor
We are specialist law firm regularly acting for clients from South Africa, if you need help with a south African reseal contact Tim Murden at firstname.lastname@example.org