HMCTS will soon be delivering a new online probate service.
Changes have already been made to the existing probate application (PA1) paper form so that it’s consistent with the new service.
A new digital Statement of Truth (SoT) will be included within the service – this is a declaration made by the applicant that the information provided is true at the time of submission. This removes the current requirement to swear an oath, saving the applicant time and effort in travelling to a Probate Registry or solicitor’s office.
An online payment function will also be included during the coming months though fees will continue to be paid by cheque until this is introduced.