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WHAT IS RESEALING OF FOREIGN GRANT OF PROBATE IN SINGAPORE?

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PROBATE LAWYER SINGAPORE

At PKWA LAW, we frequently act for executors who wish to apply for resealing of the grant of probate iin Singapore.

What is Resealing of Foreign Grant of Probate in Singapore?

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A foreign national who passes away in his home country will naturally have probate done in his home country.  If he has assets in Singapore, his executor needs to have court authority to deal with the assets in Singapore.  Thus, that person’s personal representative has to apply to the Singapore courts to “reseal the foreign grant of probate”  The person who obtained the foreign grant of probate will usually be the person who applies to reseal the foreign grant of probate.

Thus, if the deceased has died, and:

  • he is domiciled in any of the Commonwealth Countries or Hong Kong:
  • he has assets in Singapore; and
  • the executors have already obtained a Grant of Probate from his home country

then, the personal representative may apply for that Grant to be resealed in Singapore.

Upon resealing of the foreign Grant, the legal representative may deal with the deceased’s assets in Singapore.

In determining whether to grant resealing grant of probate, the Singapore court  must be satisfied that the original will and grant of probate was made in accordance with the laws of the original jurisdiction.

At PKWA LAW, we frequently act for executors who wish to apply for  resealing of the grant of probate in respect of a deceased foreign national who has assets in Singapore.

Contact us at tel 6854-5336 for a free first consultation if you require information on resealing of probate in Signapore.

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Contact us at tel 6854-5336 for a free first consultation if you require information on resealing of probate in Signapore.

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