[Flag of Mann]The requirements for resealing in the Isle of Man are:

(1) A copy of the English Grant of Probate duly sealed and certified by the Probate Registry;
(2) A copy of the Will also duly court sealed and certified.

(2)        A copy of the Will also duly court sealed and certified.

 

Are there any restrictions as to where the Will applies – i.e. is it restricted to just assets in England or is it the usual “general” World Wide jurisdiction?

 

For the moment we are assuming it is a general world wide jurisdiction; and

(3) An original or official certified copy of the Death Certificate (not a photocopy).

(3)        An original or official certified copy of the Death Certificate (not a photocopy).

If the deceased dies overseas, for example in Spain, then the Isle of Man Courts need an original Death Certificate and a certified translation. Some Death Certificates are printed in different languages, which will be very helpful; but if not, then unless you have a certified translation we will probably need a Notarised Translation or a Court Certified Translation or an official translation by an official translation service (which means we will need their official stamp or other evidence of their appointment as certified translators); and

(4) Copies of the Identity documents of each of the Executors.

(4)        Copies of the Identity documents of each of the Executors. In this case a copy of the Passports duly certified by a solicitor or by the post office as being true copies of the originals will usually suffice. If the Executors do not have passports, then a photocopy of the driving licence or of some other photo identity document (also duly certified by a solicitors or by the post office as being a true copy) will usually suffice.

(5) Copies of a recent utility bill dated within the last three months for each Executor showing the home address for each Executor.
(6) Does the Will apply to the Isle of Man or is the Will restricted to the UK assets only of the Deceased?

The Manx Probate Registry will require a detailed questionnaire to be completed because certain relatives (if any) have to be notified of the application to reseal the Grant in the Isle of Man. The question relate to the usual relationship of the beneficiaries of the deceased who by law entitled to inherit the estate, and go as far afield as nephews and nieces.

Once the Manx Grant has been signed by the Executors and all the papers are in order, the Manx Grant should be received within 6 weeks.