If the deceased left property in New South Wales, and you have obtained a grant of probate or administration outside of New South Wales, you will need to apply to the Supreme Court of New South Wales to reseal the grant before you can deal with the property in New South Wales.
Before you make an application for reseal in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, you must wait at least 14 days after the reseal notice is published on the NSW Online Registry website. For more information, see
Grants from outside NSW.
If you want to make an application to reseal the grant in NSW, follow the steps in the guide on this page.
If you are not sure whether a grant from a Commonwealth country can be resealed, you should check with the Supreme Court Probate Office before you file your application.
To make an application, you will need:
You can obtain an exemplification of the grant from the court that made the original grant.
If the application is made by a power of attorney, you will also need to supply a certified copy of the power attorney and the original. You can ask for the original power of attorney to be returned to you after the grant is resealed.
You should make extra photocopies of the documents for your own records.
You will need the following forms to apply for reseal:
You can get a copy of the forms:
When you fill in the form you should include:
You must ensure that the information in the summons is identical to the Affidavit of applicant for resealing.
Instructions for filling out a Summons for Reseal
Sample Summons for Reseal (Form 111)
When you fill in the Reseal form you should include:
You do not need to sign the reseal.
You will need 2 copies of this document.
Instructions for filling out a Reseal
Sample Reseal (Form 113)
When you fill in the Inventory of Property you should include:
Property includes real estate, cash held in a bank account, furniture, valuable jewellery, antiques, paintings, cars and boats, and any other goods owned by the deceased.
The Inventory of Property must be signed by the executor and the witness to the Affidavit of applicant for resealing.
You will need 3 copies of this document.
Instructions for filling out an Inventory of property - Reseal
Sample Inventory of property (Form 117) - Reseal
When you fill out the Affidavit of Applicant for Resealing you should include:
When you have finished filling out the affidavit, you need to sign it in front of a prescribed witness (lawyer or Justice of the Peace) who will verify your identity. The witness must also sign and write their details.
If you are currently overseas, the affidavit must be sworn before someone who is authorised to witness foreign affidavits. There may also be an authorised witness at your nearest Australian Embassy, high commission or consulate. For more information, including contact details, go to the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.
Instructions for filling out the Affidavit of Applicant for Resealing
Sample Affidavit of Applicant for Resealing (Form 121)
When you have completed your forms, you must annex (attach) the following documents to the Affidavit of Applicant for Resealing:
You should attach the documents in the same order they are referred to in the affidavit.
You must write the words "Annexure A" at the top of the first page of the first document annexed to the affidavit. At the bottom of the document, you also need to write the following:
'This is Annexure A to the affidavit of [applicant's name] dated [date of the affidavit]'
The witness must sign every annexure after they have witnessed the affidavit.
If an annexure has more than one page, you only need to write on the first page of the document but you should change the statement written at the bottom of the annexure to:
'This and the following  pages is Annexure A to the affidavit of [applicant's name] dated [date of the affidavit] '
Check to ensure that each of your annexures have the same letter of the alphabet as they have in the Affidavit of Applicant for Resealing and that every page of the affidavit and annexures are signed by the applicant and the witness.
If the application was made by a power of attorney, you should lodge the original power of attorney as a separate document. You can ask the court to return the original power of attorney to you after the grant is resealed.
If you are applying to reseal letters of administration and you do not have the consent of all other beneficiaries, the court may ask you to provide a bond to protect the shares of those beneficiaries who have not consented. If you are required to provide a bond, you should get legal advice.
You must file the following documents in the Supreme Court of New South Wales:
Staple each set of documents in the top left hand corner.
Make sure you keep a copy of all documents before filing with the court.
Before you apply for reseal in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, you must wait at least 14 days after the reseal notice is published on the NSW Online Registry website.
If you are notified by the court that a caveat has been lodged, you should get legal advice.
You must pay a filing fee if the gross value of the estate is more than $100 000. The filing fee varies according to the gross (total) value of the estate. If the gross value is more than $100 000 but less than $250 000, the filing fee is $718.00 (as at 1 July 2016).
For more information about the current filing fees, go to Schedule 1 of the Civil Procedure Regulation 2012 on the
NSW Legislation website.
If you cannot afford to pay the filing fee, you can apply for a waiver, postponement or reduction of the fee.
For more information, go to the
Supreme Court of New South Wales website.
The application must be filed:
For more information, go to the Supreme Court probate information pages on the
Supreme Court of New South Wales website.