Probate Registry

The Probate Service is made up of: 

The Principal Registry in London, 11 District Probate Registries and 18 Probate Sub-Registries situated throughout England and Wales.

There are also a number of Probate “offices” (these are usually a room in a court or local authority building) intended for interviews of personal applicants.

The Probate Registry deal with applications for Probate, Letters of Administration and queries relating to probate procedure. You must send your application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to the correct probate Registry, depending on where the deceased lived.

If you are submitting your application in person, i.e. without legal representation then you will be asked to attend for interview.