Once you have completed all the documents, you must send a completed appointment request with a copy of the death certificate, IHT205/IHT400, and a copy of the will, if there is one.
If the deceased lived in the counties of Fermanagh, Londonderry, or Tyrone, you could use either the Londonderry or Belfast office, but if they lived in the counties of Antrim, Armagh, or Down, you must use the Belfast office.
Gather Required Documents
When you attend the appointment, you will need the following documents:
- Photo ID for Executors
- Death or Coroner’s Certificate
- Estate Summary Form NIPF7
- Original will
- Marriage Certificate (if there is no will and the deceased was married)
- Decree Absolute (if there’s no will and the deceased was divorced)
- Probate fee payment
- Other forms required by The Probate Office
The Probate Office will try to give you an interview within three weeks of getting your appointment request form. You will be notified of the appointment date/time by telephone or letter.
The interview will take place in a probate office and will last about 30 minutes.
If the deceased person left a will, at least seven days must have passed from the date of death to the date of appointment. If there is no will, 28 days must have passed.