Reseal of a foreign Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration

In most cases, a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration will be applied for in the appropriate Court of the State or Country where a deceased person was residing at the date of death. In Australia, the appropriate Court is the Supreme Court of each State or Territory. This is also, more than likely, the place where the majority of the deceased’s assets are located.

Generally, you will require a reseal where the deceased owned real estate in different states or held substantial funds in bank accounts, superannuation or shares, etc in a different jurisdiction.

We recommend contacting the relevant institutions to first determine whether a reseal is required to release or transfer the assets as individual institutions have different requirements.

You can obtain a reseal of a foreign Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from the Supreme Court of Western Australia, provided the original grant is from any of Her Majesty’s dominions.

Her Majesty’s Dominions include: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, amongst others.

Once the original grant has been resealed, it will have the same effect and operation in Western Australia as the original Grant

If the original grant is not from one of Her Majesty’s dominions, you will need to apply for a new Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in Western Australia.

Please contact us if you require assistance applying for a reseal of a foreign Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.

 

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