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Grant of probate certificate changes

From the 4th March, the HM Courts & Tribunals Service will be issuing a new style of grant of probate.

The new grants have additional counter-fraud measures which include:

  • a hologram
  • digital seal instead of an embossed seal
  • digital signature instead of a 'wet' signtaure, and
  • a validation telephone number for people processing the document to call.

The old style grant of probates will still be valid but with the introduction of the new style, these will gradually become less and less.

Please click here to see the differences between both the new and old style documents.

If you have any queries regarding grants of probate or the process when a loved one passes away, please contact our team for advice.

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