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Current* processing times for probate applications

The Court's processing times** for probate applications are as follows:

  • All applicationsup to 20 working days from date of filing. These delays are due to the high number of applications received and the availability of Registrars to assess the applications.
  • Replies to requisitions: up to 20 working days from the receipt of additional information.  Replies to requisitions are not expedited. They are dealt with in the usual workflow in accordance with the date of receipt.
  • Complex applications take additional time to be considered. Complex matters include (but are not limited to) matters involving informal wills, copies of wills, presumption of death, limited purpose grants, or administration applications not being made by the next of kin.
  • The current delay in the processing of Exemplifications is 20 working days from date of filing, or receipt of additional information.  

*This information is updated on a regular basis. Last update: 13.12.21

**The processing time is the number of working days between the date the application was filed and either the Court issues the grant/letters of administration, or requests further information from the applicant or his/her lawyer.

Filing fees

Details of the fees payable when filing probate documents or requesting registry services are available on this page.