Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration process to move online

Aug 04, 2020

Revenue published a notice on the application process for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration moving online in September 2020. Intermediaries such as, solicitors or agents, and personal applicants such as, executors or administrators of an estate, will be required to submit their Inland Revenue Affidavit online.

The changes to the current process are:

  • Those seeking to apply for Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration will need to complete and submit to Revenue the new online version of the Inland Revenue Affidavit called the Statement of Affairs (Probate) Form SA.2.
  • Once this form is successfully completed and submitted, an acknowledgement document called the Notice of Acknowledgement (Probate), will auto-generate and contain headline information from the form for use by the Probate Office.
  • Applicants will need to print this document and submit it to the Probate office, along with the other required papers to obtain a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.

Once the online form is available, the Probate Office can only accept new applications, which include Revenue’s acknowledgement document. In preparation for the move online, the Probate Office will no longer accept paper applications after Friday 4 September.

The service is currently in development and further information on the new process will be provided by Revenue and the Courts Services in the coming weeks. The notice on the new process can be found on the Revenue website.