How do i obtain a grant of probate in south africa?
Welcome, and thank you for your question.Are you refering to the transfer of cash bequests and legacies of non-resident beneficiaries of a deceased estate?Yours faithfully,
An SA resident left UK stocks to his USA resident son. Inorder to transfer them into the sons name probate needs to be resealed in the UK.
For this original letters of executorship and will, both stamped by the court are needed.
The original will has been submitted to the master, and the executor here needs the original letters of executorship.
How do I get around this?
It appears that this question belongs in the UK category as the probate needs to be granted where the stocks are situated. I'll forward a re-categorization request to the site administrator.
I am asking how I go about getting a high court stamped will. Who do i take it to (I am based in Johannesburg, but the estate is being handled by the Western Cape master) - Who do I contact?
Can I simply go to the Johannesburg Master and ask for the will to be stamped?
I'm sorry, I misinterpreted your question. I'm afraid you will have to get a stamped copy of the will from the Master where the estate is being handled. You could ask the executor or the attorney who handles the estate to assist you.Yours faithfully,
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