A postal application can be made by using the government form PA1S. This is the most economical way of obtaining a sealed and certified copy of a will or sealed and certified grant of probate, but also the slowest. The service is offered with a 4 week turnaround but can often take in excess of 10 weeks depending on workload. Payment is required to be made by cheque in UK sterling and return delivery is only made available via standard Royal Mail 2nd Class post or airmail. No confirmation is made available as to receipt of order or progress.
Probate Records offer a fast, independent, professional and guaranteed service for the purpose of obtaining official court sealed and certified grants of probate and wills. This is offered as a premium, expedited service with just a few days turnaround. It is especially suited for those who have a restricted timeframe, reside overseas or who are unable to visit a probate registry in person.
The advantages of using this service:
Many financial institutions and solicitors use this service on a regular basis. It can be used as a cost effective way of saving both time and expense.
For very urgent cases a personal application can be made. This involves making an appointment with a local district probate registry, making a personal visit and showing proof of urgency i.e for a pending court case, property sale etc. In this instance you will need to contact a district probate registry within England or Wales.
Existing probate registries within England and Wales are listed below:
Probate Service Centre (Harlow). Not open to the public.
General enquiries: Tel: 0300 303 0648
For contact information, map location etc. please see any of the following probate registries.
Cardiff Probate Registry of Wales
Brighton District Probate Registry
Leeds District Probate Registry
Liverpool District Probate Registry
Newcastle District Probate Registry
Oxford District Probate Registry
Winchester District Probate Registry
Probaterecords.co.uk act on your behalf for the purpose of obtaining official court sealed/certified copies of any grant of probate or probated will issued within England or Wales. All probate grants and probated wills are obtained directly from the government probate service (HM Courts and Tribunals service) within just a few days and without you needing to make personal appointments or travel arrangements.
In all cases your order is processed and dispatched within the shortest available timeframe. Where necessary we make personal visits to district probate registries. In short, we do the leg work. You may have already made a postal application but are still awaiting delivery, or your order may have been delayed/lost or incorrectly issued. We are here to help and have been doing so for well over 25 years.
If, by whatever means you are able to procure your probate documents on or before the day we dispatch your order we offer a full and immediate refund upon request.
Grant of Probate and Will / Letters of Administration
READING COPY: for information purposes only
COURT SEALED: for use within the United Kingdom
COURT SEALED AND CERTIFIED: for use overseas
COURT SEALED AND CERTIFIED WITH APOSTILLE/LEGALISATION CERTIFICATE: for use overseas