New Zealand Probate

New Zealand is a Country recognised by the UK under the UK's Colonial Probates Act, which means that a Grant of probate issued by the High Court in Zealand can be Resealed by the Probate Registry in the UK

Information / documents we would require to undertake UK Resealing of New Zealand Probate

We would typically require the following documentation :-

  • • Original or cerified ( by a Notary Public/Solicitor ) Death Certificate
  • • Original Grant of probate or Letters of Administration issued by the High Court in New Zealland, together with the Will, this must be sealed ( eg.carry the stamp ) by the High Court
  • • Confirmation of the UK assets to be collected eg. UK bank account details, share documentation etc
  • • Identification of the Executor or Administrator of the Estate to comply with UK ML Rules - identification must be certified by a Notary Public

Who to contact?

We regularly act for Solicitors, lawyers, financial institutions and lay clients throughout New Zealand, and if you are a Executor or Administrator of an estate in New Zealand with UK assets that need collecting, we can help undertake the reseal application and assist in the collection of the UK assets,, please e-mail or telephone +44 (0)1482 42 99 85

Call our HELPLINE +44 (0)1482 42 99 85 or send an enquiry

About Us

Resealing Probate UK is part of TM Solicitors Ltd, a specialist firm of International Probate Lawyers with expertise in handling probate applications in the UK, we operate throughout the UK and abroad, and regularly assist foreign executors, lawyers, attorneys, and lay client’s with reseal applications in the UK. TM Solicitors also regularly advises on contested probate disputes.

TM Solicitors are members of the Solicitors for the Elderly, International Bar Association (IBA) and Probate Section of the Law Society. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 556897)

Tim Murden heads the international probate team and can be contacted on +44 (0)1482 42 9985 or by e-mail at

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