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  • Non-Muslim wills

Application to probate non-Muslim wills

This service enables you to apply for the probating of a non-Muslim will so that the inheritance of the testator will be disposed of after his/ her decease.

  • Service lifecycle
  • Submit the application and the required documents through available channels
  • An SMS is sent to the customer to inform him/her of the status of the application  
  • Pay the prescribed fees
  •  Customers may contact the Non-Muslim Wills & Probates Office to schedule an appointment for probating their will at: +971 2 6513257 or +971 2 6513262
  •  Approach the Non-Muslim Wills Office on the set date to submit the original documents and to have the probated will 
  • Documents Required
  •  Emirates ID + Passport (original and copy)
  •  The document “will” to be probated, with a sufficient number of copies for all relevant parties and a copy for the records  
  • * Proof evidencing the ownership of the bequeathed properties to be submitted (original and copy)
  • Fees

AED 950

  • Time estimated
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  • Special conditions / Important Notes
• Presence of the applicant before the Non- Muslim Wills and Probates Office 
• If the applicant is a representative of a principal, the POA shall be limited to making wills and subject to the will conditions.
• If the document is not in Arabic, it should be translated by a legal translation office certified  by the Ministry of Justice.
• Any document issued outside the country must be authenticated by the competent authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
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