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Will registration ensures a Will can be found quickly and confidentially at the time it is needed. Over 9.4 million Will registrations are in The National Will Register.

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Register a Will for yourself

Ensure that a Will can be located and used to correctly distribute an estate, removing the risks associated with a Will being lost, misplaced or forgotten about over the passage of time.

Register a Will for someone else

Ensure that a Will for someone else can be located and used to correctly distribute an estate, removing the risks associated with a Will being lost, misplaced or forgotten about over the passage of time.

Why a Will is registered

Executors and beneficiaries unaware

Original Wills, safely stored by law firms, may be overlooked because executors and beneficiaries are unaware of their existence or location.

Ensure final wishes are known

The time has been taken to outline final wishes in a Will and a Will Registration helps to ensure these are made known.

Prevent incorrect distribution

Ensure that a Will can be located and used to correctly distribute an estate, removing the risks associated with a Will being lost, misplaced or forgotten about over the passage of time.

Mitigate against intentional suppression

The knowledge of the existence and whereabouts of a Will may be intentionally suppressed by a discontented next of kin. Registering a Will ensures it can be searched for, located quickly and discussed confidentially.

The Will Registration Process

Registering the existence of a Will online is simple. You can register your Will online now, or if your Will was written by a regulated professional they can register it for you.

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    Complete the testator details

    To register the existence of the Will, The National Will Register only requires the basic details of the testator, the date of the Will and where the original Will is safely stored. This is usually with the solicitor, Will writer or specific storage facility.

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    Complete your details

    The details of the person completing the form must be provided. Confirmation of registration and The National Will Register Certificate of Registration is issued to these details. If you are the testator registering your own Will, please confirm this.

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    Complete registration

    Upon successful processing of payment the Will registration process is complete. Confirmation and Certificate of Registration will be issued to the given email address. Print a copy of the Certificate of Registration to keep with personal documentation, protecting the confidential contents of the Will.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The National Will Register does not need to see a copy of your Will to register it. The contents of your Will remain confidential to you, the professional you used to write the Will and your beneficiaries. Registration records the existence and tags the location of your Will on The National Will Register, so that the people you have left your estate to, or those you have chosen to be your executors, can find it when you have passed away.

Your basic personal details are used to send confirmation when a Will is registered. After this, your personal details are only used at the crucial time it is needed, when your Will is being searched for.