Filling out probate or administration forms

If your application for probate or administration is rejected, you can correct the problems and re-apply. But this will cause delays. Here, we walk you through common questions asked about the main forms involved (which you can find here). We also offer some practical tips to make a successful application. Read on to give yourself the best chance of getting that grant the first time around.

Changes to the probate rules

As of December 1, 2021, the probate rules changed. Most of the changes reflect that a will-maker can now prepare and electronically sign a will, with no physical paper copy having to exist. There have also been some changes to the probate forms, such as form P10. If you have any questions about how your probate application might be impacted, you can reach out to the probate registry or a lawyer.

Tips for making a successful application

Notice of proposed application (form P1)

Submission for estate grant (form P2)

Affidavit of applicant (form P3, P4 or P5) 

Affidavit of delivery (form P9)

Affidavit of assets and liabilities (form P10)

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in April 2020
  • Time to read: 12 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Stephen Hsia, Miller Thomson

Stephen Hsia

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