The Probate eService is an online service that a named sole executor can use to apply for a Grant of Probate. The eService will assist the sole executor in preparing and submitting the required probate documents to the court.
This service allows you to auto-populate certain fields using MyInfo if you grant access through Singpass, and may allow you to retrieve the deceased’s death information directly from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority’s (ICA) database in an applicable case.
You do not need a lawyer to use this service. However, you will have to pay filing fees associated with filing the probate application. If there are issues with your filing, rejection fees may also be charged. These filing and rejection fees apply regardless of whether you file for probate through the Probate eService, through a lawyer, or physically at the Service Bureau. Some documents need to be sworn or affirmed before a Commissioner for Oaths with fees being directly payable to the Commissioner for Oaths.
The Probate eService is currently available for cases where the total estimated value of the deceased’s estate is not more than $2 million.
To use the Probate eService:
The deceased must:
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements or if there are errors or discrepancies on the face of the documents filed, your probate matter may require additional steps or documents to be filed, which the Probate eService does not currently have available. You may wish to consult a qualified lawyer for independent legal advice.
If you proceed to utilise the eService nonetheless, your application may be rejected along the way (with rejection fees of $5 per document) and access to the eService discontinued. Instructions will be provided on how you may continue filing your application at the Service Bureau.
After you have submitted your application for a Grant of Probate on the Probate eService, you must present the physical original will for verification at the Probate Registry counter at Family Justice Courts @ Maxwell Road during its operating hours.
After the court processes the initial documents for your probate application, you will need to submit additional supporting documents. You will be able to download the sample forms for these supporting documents directly from the Probate eService. These supporting documents will need to be sworn or affirmed before a Commissioner for Oaths.
You may access the Probate eService with your Singpass.
If you need technical help or have deposit or refund related enquiries, contact the CrimsonLogic helpdesk hotline at 6887 7222.
If you have general enquiries regarding the Probate eService, you may contact Family Justice Courts via this form.