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HOW DO I APPLY FOR PROBATE OR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION?
To apply for Probate or Letters of Administration, a number of documents have to be prepared and filed (after payment of filing fees) at the Probate Registry of the relevant District in Brunei Darussalam (see “Must I engage a lawyer”).
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR BOTH PROBATE AND LETTERS
1. The Petition;
2. Affidavit for Collector of Stamps;
3. Photocopy of the original extract of the deceased’s
4. Photocopies of all documents of title to assets
belonging to the deceased person e.g. bank accounts,
land property, motor vehicles, businesses registration,
5. For Letter of Administration, a letter of consent signed
by all beneficiaries, agreeing to the Petitioner’s
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PROBATE:
6. The Original and Photocopy of the Will;
7. Renunciation(s) by a person(s) appointed executor(s)
by the Will but who does not wish to be the
executor(s), if any.
ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR LETTERS OF
8. For Muslim’s Estate
Photocopy of the Birth Certificates or Identity Cards of all
immediate members of the family must be submitted.
(this is to facilitate the application of an inheritance
Certificate or “faraid” from the Kadi Court)
9. For non-Muslims’ Estate
Renunciation of the beneficiaries having a prior right to
apply for letters of administration, if any.
10.Consent of the Co-Administrators, if any.
N.B. The above requirements apply in cases of simple
petitions for probate and Letters of Administration.
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