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PA1 - Probate Application Form

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 PA1
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Use form PA1 and associated leaflets (including PA1A, PA2, PA3, PA4) to apply for probate if the deceased lived in England or Wales or was domiciled abroad with assets in England and Wales - available on the justice website.

Use form PA1 and associated leaflets (including PA1A, PA2, PA3, PA4) to apply for probate if the deceased lived in England or Wales or was domiciled abroad with assets in England and Wales.

Help and guidance relating to this form

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Inheritance Tax - Probate process
What you have to do and forms you have to fill in for probate (including for confirmation in Scotland)
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PA1A - Guidance Notes for Probate Application Form PA1
Use this guide - which is available on the justice website - to help you fill in the probate application form - form PA1
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PA2 - How to Obtain Probate
Use this leaflet - which is available on the justice website - as a guide if you are applying for probate without a solicitor
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PA3 - Probate Fees
Use this page - which is available on the justice website - to understand what fees you will have to pay as part of the probate process in England and Wales
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PA4 - Directory of Probate Registries and Interview Venues
Use this list - which is available on the justice website - to help you choose which Probate Registry and interview location to use in England and Wales
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Dealing with a deceased person's estate (PDF, 735KB)
Use this leaflet - which is available from the NI Court Service - as a guide if you are applying for probate in Northern Ireland

Related forms

IHT205 (2011) - Return of estate information
Use the IHT205 form as part of the probate process if the deceased's estate is an 'excepted estate' and the person that died was a permanent resident of England, Wales or Northern Ireland
IHT207 (2006) - Return of Estate Information
Use this form as part of the probate process if the deceased's estate is an 'excepted estate' and the person died on or after 1 September 2006 with their permanent home abroad and limited assets in England, Wales or Northern Ireland
IHT400 - Inheritance Tax Account
Use form IHT400 and schedules IHT401 to IHT430 as part of the probate or confirmation process if there's Inheritance Tax to pay or the deceased's estate does not qualify as an 'excepted estate' - this form has replaced form IHT200

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