Probate Applications Update

Bríd Collins, Tom Collins, David Collins and Mark Collins advise clients on all aspects of probate applications and probate disputes.

In September 2020, Revenue and the Probate Office launched the new online version of the Inland Revenue Affidavit (CA24), called the Statement of Affairs (Form SA2). The new form requires solicitors to submit the Form through ROS and a Notice of Acknowledgement will generate which is then signed by the executor/administrator. Once the application is approved and the Grant of Probate issues, the Probate Office will notify Revenue electronically. The Form SA.2 will then be activated on Revenue systems and beneficiaries will be contacted to file their IT38 if they reach the required thresholds.

In January 2021, the Minister for Justice signed off on an amendment to the Rules of the Superior Courts which resulted in significant changes to the forms used in Probate applications, in particular to the form of the oath and Bond. The changes took effect from 1 March 2021.

In February 2021, the revised Fees Order was signed off by the Minister for Justice which also took effect from 1 March 2021. A copy of the new fees can be found at  S.I. No. 80 of 2021.

The current processing time for an application to the Probate Office is between 8 and 12 weeks.*

  • We provide a full suite of legal services to executors, administrators, and beneficiaries. If you would like to discuss any aspect of a deceased’s estate, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01 4900121 or alternatively email us at
  • *Processing times for applications may be longer depending on queries raised by the probate office on the application papers submitted.

Tom Collins

David Collins

Bríd Collins

Mark Collins