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How long does it take?

Probate or letters of administration cannot be granted earlier than twenty-eight days after the death of the deceased. Normally the grant is made within two to five weeks of the application, depending on the workload at the Probate Registry at that time and whether all the papers are in order. If there is any doubt or difficulty about a will, the Registrar may require that further affidavits are filed.

How long does it take?  :  Last Revised: Thu Nov 13th 2014
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