This section deals with the procedure for obtaining a Probate in the Family Justice Courts (FJC) (which includes the Family Division of the High Court) with effect from 1 January 2015. The procedure in this section also applies to proceedings commenced before 1 January 2015 provided the matters are heard in the FJC. The information provided below is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice. The FJC cannot provide legal advice or assist with drafting the contents of any document.
References to legislation:
Some common examples are listed below
The above-mentioned assets can be transferred or distributed without a grant.
If no grant is required, please liaise with the relevant institutions for the distribution and transfer of the assets.
|Who can apply?||
Grant of Probate
Grant of Letters of Administration
(Spouse/Children/Parents/Sibling/Next-of-kin of the Deceased)
|When to apply?||
Within six months from Deceased’s date of death. For applications filed after six months, reason for delay has to be explained in the application form.
|Where to file the application?||
All documents are to be submitted at: –
CrimsonLogic Service Bureau
|How long does an application take?||
Approximately two – three months. Depending on case complexity.
|How much does an application cost?
Approximately +/- $1,000.00
Please take note that in order to apply on your own, you should be residing in Singapore. Otherwise, please engage a lawyer to file an application for Grant of Probate/Grant of Letters of Administration on your behalf.
Please refer to the attached comprehensive Probate & Administration Toolkit (1.64 MB) designed to cater to applicants in making simple applications for Grant of Letters of Administration or Grant of Probate.
It is a legal document issued by the courts to enable the applicant to administer the assets of the deceased. The assets of the deceased will need to be managed by the court appointed executor/administrator. To become the appointed executor/administrator, the intending person has to apply for Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration with the FJC.
Probate and Administration is the legal process of appointing the executor or administrator for the Deceased’s estate.
It depends on the assets of the deceased. Please check with the relevant institutions such as:
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