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When the deceased held assets overseas there are several documents that may require legalisation. This could include the Last Will and Testament, the Grant of Probate and the Death Certificate. In the event of a death an executor will manage how these assets are distributed and, when this involves assets based overseas, the executor will need to provide certain documentation to the authorities in the jurisdiction where the assets are held.
Usually, the executor will need to provide the death certificate, a grant of probate and the last will and testament. The last will and testament will commonly be annexed to the grant of probate and this can be classed as one document for the Apostille process. However, certain authorities overseas will insist on the will also being legalised with the apostille as an individual document.
There may be additional documents required but this would be determined the requirements of the local authorities in the country in which the assets are held.
If the last will and testament has not been stamped by the probate office then this will require solicitor certification in order to be eligible for the apostille. To proceed with legalising this document you simply need to send the sealed or certified document to us. We can then arrange for the apostille to be issued for £54.00.
If you require assistance with legalising a last will and testament or any of the associated documents please get in touch.