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1. Is there a time limit to apply for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration?

No, there is no time limit.  If all required documents are in order, the application should be submitted as soon as possible.  However, except with the leave of the Registrar, no grant of probate or of administration with the will annexed shall issue within 7 days of the death of the deceased and no grant of administration shall issue within 14 days of the death of the deceased: r.5(3) of Non-Contentious Probate Rules (Cap. 10A).