Digital changes to the grant of probate

On 8 August 2019 HMCTS introduced digital amendments to grants, known as re-issued grants. These are grants that have been amended by the probate service if there was an error with the original, or if there has been a change to the information needed to be displayed on the grant.

The old style remains valid.

The changes are:

  • the new re-issued grants will no longer be amended by hand but will feature a line on the grant stating “Amended and re-issued date pursuant to Registrar’s direction XXX/XX”
  • it will no longer feature handwritten amendments but will be a clean, digital version of the re-issued grant

See examples of the old and new style grants:

Hand amended grant

New style grant