To enable us to commence the Originating Summons for any probate case, we would require the following initial documents and/or information (may not be exhaustive).

Grant of Probate (Singapore Domicile)

  1. death certificate of deceased
  2. last Will of deceased
  3. identity documents of Executor(s), eg. NRIC, Passport
  4. list of assets with corresponding documents, eg. bank statements, insurance policies

Letters of Administration (Singapore Domicile)

  1. death certificate of deceased
  2. list of beneficiaries with their respective names, identity numbers, date of birth, relationship to deceased, residential addresses and identity documents
  3. relationship documents of beneficiaries, eg. marriage certificate, birth certificate
  4. list of assets with corresponding documents, eg. bank statements, insurance policies
  5. death certificate(s) of beneficiaries, eg. death certificate of wife

Resealing of Grant of Probate (Commonwealth Domicile)

  1. Grant of Probate issued by Foreign Court
  2. Foreign Court’s official English translation of Grant of Probate (if applicable)
  3. copy of death certificate of deceased
  4. last Will of deceased
  5. identity documents of Executor(s), eg. NRIC, Passport
  6. list of assets with corresponding documents, eg. bank statements, insurance policies

Resealing of Letters of Administration (Commonwealth Domicile)

  1. Letters of Administration issued by Foreign Court
  2. Foreign Court’s official English translation of Grant of Letters of Administration (if applicable)
  3. death certificate of deceased
  4. list of beneficiaries with their respective names, identity numbers, date of birth, relationship to deceased, residential addresses and identity documents
  5. copies of relationship documents of beneficiaries, eg. marriage certificate, birth certificate
  6. list of assets with corresponding documents, eg. bank statements, insurance policies
  7. death certificate(s) of beneficiaries, eg. death certificate of wife

Letters of Administration (Foreign Domicile)

  1. original death certificate of deceased
  2. contact details of a foreign lawyer in the country of the deceased’s domicile, who must be a practising lawyer and conversant in spoken and written English and the succession laws of the deceased’s domicile. The foreign lawer will be engaged by the client at his costs and the foreign lawyer will commmunicate with our lawyer relating to the requisite affidavit of law for filing Singapore Court.
  3. per the advice of the foregin lawyer, to furnish the particulars of the deceased’s next of kin who is/are entitled to apply for a grant of letters of administration (or such similar proceedings) in the deceased’s domicile; and to identify who amongst them is/are applying for the grant of letters of adminstration in Singapore. We require the identity documents, eg. passports, identity cards, of those persons.
  4. list of beneficiaries (in accordance with law of the deceased’s domicile) with their respective names, identity numbers, date of birth, relationship to deceased, and residential addresses, together with their identity documents, eg. passports, identity cards
  5. relationship documents of the beneficiaries/applicants, eg. marriage certificate, birth certificate
  6. list of assets with corresponding documents, eg. bank statements, insurance policies
  7. original death certificate(s) of any deceased beneficiary or person entitled to apply for the grant of letters of administration under the laws of the deceased’s domicile
  8. for documents required for Court filings, eg. death certificate and inheritance certificate, if any of them is in non-English language, English translation will be done in Singapore at the cost and expense of the applicant/client.
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