Reseal of a foreign grant

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You can obtain a reseal from the Supreme Court of Western Australia of a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from any of Her Majesty’s Dominions.

If your grant is not from one of Her Majesty’s Dominions you’ll need to apply for a new grant in Western Australia.

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Reseal of a foreign grant

$770

Obtain a reseal of your foreign grant from the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Our fixed fee excludes:

  • Court filing fee ($370).

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Please bring the documents and information listed on the relevant checklist.

Our advertised fees are for straightforward applications prepared on the spot during your consultation. They don’t include the Supreme Court of Western Australia filing fee which is $370. If your application is not straightforward or if you require additional legal advice or assistance we will give you a quote for our services. For full terms see our Product Disclosure Statement.

In most cases we can prepare your application and arrange for you to sign it on the spot at your consultation. It will then take the Supreme Court of Western Australia 6 – 8 weeks to review your application and issue a Grant.

Rule 9B(1) of the Non-Contentious Probate Rules 1967 (WA) require an applicant for a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to provide a statement of the deceased’s assets and liabilities as at the date of their death. The statement must include all real estate in Western Australia and all movable property and debts, whether in Western Australia or elsewhere. Note that any property the deceased owned as a joint tenant with another person(s) who survived them does not form part of their estate, rather it passes to the surviving joint tenant by survivorship. Download our checklist to help you collate the information needed for the statement of assets and liabilities.

A reseal of a foreign grant is a process whereby the Supreme Court of Western Australia recognises the validity of a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration issued in another jurisdiction. Once resealed, the original grant will have the same effect and same operation in Western Australia as the original grant.

You can obtain a reseal from the Supreme Court of Western Australia of a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration from any of Her Majesty’s Dominions.

As a general rule, the answer is yes – executors and administrators can charge their reasonable legal costs to the estate. What is reasonable depends on the circumstances, but would generally include the costs of making an application for Probate or Letters of Administration.

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Clare assists our clients to prepare Wills, applications for Probate and Letters of Administration and administer deceased estates. Clare completed her Bachelor of Laws in 2011 and was admitted as a lawyer in 2014, following which she worked as……
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What our clients say

Michael – thank you again for your guidance and support over the last 6 months. It’s sure been an interesting journey and I’ve learned a lot.
Ms B
April 29, 2022
Hi Michael, thank you for your help in getting the probate application lodged. As with the Wills, you made the process much easier than I had expected it to be.
Ms D
March 27, 2022
Hello Michael and thank you for all of your assistance. It has been much appreciated. Were you closer I would buy a beer or a wine to celebrate a job well done.
Mr B
February 23, 2022
I have found the Perth Probate Centre to be excellent in communication, efficiency and effectiveness. Sriram seemed to grasp my story very quickly and was non-judgemental. He was very helpful and knowledgeable in answering any questions. I can readily recommend their services.
Ms B
February 4, 2022
Highly recommend this firm. After spending 9 months battling with very slow moving and expensive solicitors in NSW, I found out I needed to get a reseal in WA before the estate was finalised. I had no contacts and wanted to deal direct to avoid any more delays via my NSW solicitors. I found Perth Probate centre online with very reasonable prices, so decided to give it a go. Documents were finalised and lodged within days and the reseal came through without a hitch. I found Sriram great to deal with, friendly, efficient and thorough. Thanks so much for making this process so much easier and putting an end to a terrible year of struggle.
Linda Weiss
November 25, 2021
The Perth Probate Centre particularly Carolina has been very efficient and helpful in completing both my late Mother in law’s Probate and land title Transmission application. I also like the idea of the fixed fee, you know what you are getting and appreciated the tips put out by your firm about the role of the executor etc. Thank you again would recommend your firm to any body who has to deal with these matters in the future.
Lionel Colvin
November 20, 2021

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