Probate standing searches

A standing search can be useful if you are waiting to see if a grant issues for a recent date of death.  It costs £6 and lasts for six months.  We search the records when the request is received and if a grant has issued you will be sent a copy. If not you will be sent a standing search reference and if a grant subsequently issues within the next six months, you will automatically receive a copy of the grant and a copy of the Will.
You may extend a standing search for further six month periods until you either receive a copy or conclude that a grant is unlikely to be taken.

How do I enter a standing search?

Please complete form PA1T and send it to your local Probate Registry.

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