The following instructions are published on gov.uk with regards to Form PA1P:
Apply for probate by post as an executor named in the will of someone who's died or as a beneficiary if there are no executors.
Form PA1P can be downloaded here:
An online version of Form PA1P is available here:
Form PA1P is a 26 page pdf document, which includes 6 pages of 'equality and diversity questions' and 1 page of 'for office use only', leaving 19 pages to complete. Each page has boxes to complete on the left along with guidance notes on the right.
Form PA1P is for a probate application.
There are different applications for citizens only or for probate practitioners.
Guidance notes include a statement that legal advice cannot be provided, a helpline number, a suggestion to fill out the form online, an instruction not to attach anything or remove anything from the original will/codicils, to keep copies, payment details, a postal address along with various instructions on how to fill out the form.
Form PA1P contains the following headings:
SECTION A - Personal information: 1. About the applicant
SECTION B The information you provide in this section of the application form will be the basis of your statement of truth, and it will be stored as a public record.
2. About the person who has died
3. The will and any codicils
This section is about the will. You must submit the most recent original will and codicils made since the last will, if there are any.
4. Relatives of the person who has died
5. Applying as an attorney
6. Foreign domicile
7. Inheritance tax
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