Resealing Grants of Probate and Obtaining Probate for Deceased Persons Domiciled Outside the UK

If you are dealing with the estate of a person who was domiciled outside the United Kingdom at the date of his/her death, the person may have left within the UK assets that need to be dealt with.

If the person who has died was domiciled in a Commonwealth country, or a former Commonwealth country, then the Grant of Representation issued in that country can usually be ‘resealed’ in the UK to enable the assets to be administered by the personal representatives.

If the person who has died was domiciled elsewhere in the world, however, then a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration must be obtained from a Registry of the High Court of Justice of England & Wales before the assets can be dealt with.

If you are the personal representative of someone who was domiciled outside the United Kingdom and would like our assistance with dealing with his/her UK assets, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Wills, Trusts and Probate team at: enquiries@blasermills.co.uk