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There are a number of province-specific forms you may need when going through the probate process.
In British Columbia, the Supreme Court of BC handles probate and estate administration (see Supreme Court registry locations).
You can check with your local court for the forms they might prefer, and below you will find some of the more common BC forms:
- Notice of Proposed Application (Form P1) - Inform everyone inheriting under a will and heirs-at-law you will apply for probate
- Submission for Grant (Form P2) - Apply to the court to get the process started (>21 days after notice!)
- Affidavit for Applicant for Grant (Form P3) - Attach to Grant Submission if there is a will
- Affidavit for Applicant for Grant without Will (Form P5) - Attach to Grant Submission if there is not a will
- Affidavit of Delivery (Form P9) - Affirm you made the P1 notices
- Authorization to Obtain Estate Information (Form P18) - If needed to determine estate inventory
- Affidavit of Assets and Liabilities (Form P10) - Estate inventory
- Statement of Account Affidavit (Form P40) - Consider attaching EstateExec Final Accounting Report
Note that the above forms do not normally work in a browser: you must download them to your computer and use a local PDF viewer such as Adobe Acrobat.
See BC Probate Forms for a more complete list of forms that may be required in certain situations. You may have to right-click the link for the form you want, and select Open Link in New Tab, for it to then download the form to your computer.
Small estates sometimes need only 1 specialized form or affidavit: see Small BC Estates.
If the estate needs to probate real estate in another province, you may be able to reseal the original grant of probate rather than start from scratch in the secondary province: see Ancillary Probate & Resealing.
See also General Probate.