As a law firm specialising in international probate, we frequently help overseas clients and lawyers with resealing probate applications in the UK.
Resealing probate is the legal term given to the procedure that enables a grant of probate issued outside the UK, to be `resealed in the UK ` following an application to our probate court known as the Probate registry. Once sealed, the overseas grant may be used in exactly the same way as the Country in which it was issued. eg. collect assets belonging to the deceased.
Resealing probate originates from the Commonwealth, and as such the overseas grant must originate from a Country recognised under the UK’s Colonial Probate Act, which lists all the Countries the UK has a reciprocal agreement with. The majority of reseal applications arise from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada.
Countries in which resealing is not possible are grants ( or their equivalent ) issued in the US, Spain, Irealand, or France.
If you need help with resealing probate, or have a query regarding international probate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0845 568 5000