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Fast track probate in Jersey

Non Jersey Domiciled Deceased

Fast track probate relates to an individual who has died outside of Jersey but within one of the fast track jurisdictions (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man) and has movable assets in Jersey.

We assist individuals, law firms and institutions to obtain grants of probate in the Island in order to release the asset(s) held in Jersey.

Jersey has adopted a fast track system and such an application can be made where the deceased died domiciled in England and Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or Guernsey; and a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration have been obtained in the country of domicile. We charge a competitive fee for such applications and provide a very efficient turnaround time. In addition, if the deceased held an asset in the Island with certain financial institutions, a discount may be applicable.

The Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 states that a Jersey Grant of Probate is required when the total value of the Jersey assets held by a person domiciled outside of Jersey exceeds £10,000. In such cases the asset holder in Jersey has the discretion as to whether they insist on a Jersey Grant being obtained.

The fast track system, also known as the re-sealing process, greatly expedites the process of obtaining probate in Jersey. A full probate application involves the Executor or Administrator making a personal application for probate in Jersey. Alternatively, it is possible for the Executor or Administrator to appoint an attorney in Jersey to make the application for probate on their behalf. Obtaining probate through the fast track system means that the application does not need to be made in person nor does power of attorney need to be granted. Instead, an Oath is prepared for the Executor or Administrator and once this is sworn and returned with the required documentation, the application will be sent to the Jersey Registry. This system greatly reduces the timescale of completion and the cost for obtaining Jersey probate.

What else is required?

In addition to the sworn Oath, the following documentation and information is also required:

  • A court sealed and court certified copy of both the grant of probate and the will (or the letters of administration where appropriate)
  • The original or a certified true copy of the death certificate
  • Information as to the source of wealth of the deceased
  • The value of the deceased’s Jersey assets at the date of death
  • Provision for stamp duty as per the tariff detailed on this website

Contact us today to find out more about our fast track probate  service: +44 (0) 1534 632263

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