The Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 (as amended) introduced a
'Fast-Track' procedure to obtain a Jersey Grant of
Probate/Letters of Administration in estates where the deceased
died domiciled in the British Isles and a corresponding British
Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration has already been
obtained. The fast-track process is therefore only applicable to
estates where the deceased died domiciled in England and Wales,
Scotland, Northern Ireland, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.
Jersey fast-track procedure to obtain Jersey grant
In order to obtain a Jersey Grant, we will require the
The original or a Court sealed and certified copy of the
British Grant and Will (if the deceased left a Will). If sending
copy documents, please do ensure that both the Will and Grant are
separately certified by the Court that issued the original and that
each page bears the Court's seal.
A certified copy of the death certificate.
Confirmation of the date of death value of the assets held in
Jersey in the form of a copy of a letter or statement from the
Identification documentation from the Executors/Administrators
named on the British Grant in the form of a certified copy of their
passports or driving licences and a utility bill or bank statement
or similar (of no more than three months old) showing their
residential addresses for our file.
Confirmation that a copy of our attached Terms of Business (the
"terms") has been received. Please note in particular the
limitation of this firm's liability to our clients and other
persons in Clause 19 of the terms. We shall proceed on the basis of
these terms unless agreed otherwise.
Upon receipt of the above, we will be required to draft an Oath
to send for the Executors/Administrators to sign in the presence of
an authorised witness. Once completed, the Oath should be sent
back to us and we can then make the application for the Jersey
Grant. The JerseyGrant will be issued within 3-5 working days of
the application having being made.
Our fees for dealing with a Fast-Track estate tend to amount to
between £550-£700 with additional fees being
charged on a time costed basis if we are also instructed to deal
with the collection and distribution of the Jersey assets.
Stamp duty is payable to the Jersey Royal Court upon application
for the Jersey Grant at a rate of 0.5% of the date of death
value of the estate (which is rounded up to the nearest
£10,000 for probate purposes) on estates with a value of
up to £100,000 and at a rate of £75 per
additional £10,000 thereafter. There is also an
£80 probate application fee payable in every estate. We
can arrange to pay this amount to the Court on behalf of the
Executor/Administrators and add it onto our invoice in due
"The Jersey Grant will be issued within 3-5 working
days of the application having being made."
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