What is the Isle of Man Probate Office?
The Isle of Man Probate Office forms part of the Civil Division of the High Court in the Isle of Man. It deals with ‘non-contentious’ probate business, that is where there is no dispute about the validity of a will or entitlement to take a grant.
Information in relation to obtaining Probate in the Isle of Man is available via the menus on the left hand side. Alternatively, the same information is available in a booklet, updated by the Probate Office in October 2015 and entitled Information on obtaining Probate in the Isle of Man.
Warning - Probate Scams
Please be aware that there are currently several Probate scams in operation via the Internet. A number of these operate from countries outside the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. Many of these will inform the recipient that they are the beneficiary of a substantial legacy but will ask for fees and/or taxes in advance of sending more information or the release of funds.
These will always be fraudulent and on no account should you make any payment or transfer any funds. You can obtain further information and advice concerning such scams on the The Isle of Man Financial Services Authority website, or the Financial Intelligence Unit website. You will also find information about reporting such activity to the police, as the police may be able to close down the e-mail accounts concerned.