DIFC

Fees

DIFC Wills provide the most cost effective way to pass on your property.

Our goal is to ensure the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry (‘Registry’) services represent a viable inheritance solution for non-Muslims with assets in Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah. The fees charged by the Registry are a small cost to bear in achieving security and certainty for your loved ones.

The following schedules set out the fees charged by the Registry in relation to the registration and probate of DIFC Wills. These fees came into effect pursuant to the Dispute Resolution Authority’s Practice Direction No.4 of 2016.

Registration – Schedule of Fees Amount
Will Registration

Full  Will (Form 1)

On registering a Full Will at the Central Registry (specifying a single Emirate)

Single Will: AED 10,000

Mirror Wills: AED 15,000

(2x Mirror Wills)

Full Will (Form 1)

On registering a Full Will at the Central Registry (specifying two Emirates)

Single Will: AED 10,000

Mirror Wills: AED 15,000

(2x Mirror Wills)

Full Will (Form 1)

On registering a Full Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying a single Emirate)

TBC

Full Will (Form 1)

On registering a Full Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying two Emirates)

TBC

Will Registration

Guardianship Will (Form 2)

On registering a Guardianship Will at the Central Registry

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 10,000

(2x Mirror Wills)

Guardianship Will (Form 2)

On registering a Guardianship Will at an Authorised Service Centre

TBC

Will Registration

Property Will (Form 3)

On registering a Property Will at the Central Registry or Virtual Registry  (specifying a single Emirate)

Single Will: AED 7,500

Mirror Wills: AED 10,000

(2x Mirror Wills)

Property Will (Form 3)

On registering a Property Will at the Central Registry or Virtual Registry  (specifying two Emirates)

Single Will: AED 7,500

Mirror Wills: AED 10,000

(2x Mirror Wills)

Property Will (Form 3)

On registering a Property Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying a single Emirate)

TBC

Property Will (Form 3)

On registering a Property Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying two Emirates)

TBC

Will Registration

Free Zone Share Will (Form 4)

On registering a Free Zone Share Will at the Central Registry or Virtual Registry (specifying a single Emirate)

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 7,500

(2x Mirror Wills)

Free Zone Share Will (Form 4)

On registering a Free Zone Share Will at the Central Registry or Virtual Registry (specifying two Emirates)

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 7,500

(2x Mirror Wills)

Free Zone Share Will (Form 4)

On registering a Free Zone Share Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying a single Emirate)

TBC

Free Zone Share Will (Form 4)

On registering a Free Zone Share Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying two Emirates)

TBC

Financial Assets Will

Financial Assets Will (Form 5)

On registering a Financial Assets Will at the Central Registry or Virtual Registry (specifying a single Emirate)

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 7,500

(2x Mirror Wills)

Financial Assets Will (Form 5)

On registering a Financial Assets Will at the Central Registry or Virtual Registry  (specifying two Emirates)

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 7,500

(2x Mirror Wills)

Financial Assets Will (Form 5)

On registering a Financial Assets Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying a single Emirate)

TBC

Financial Assets Will (Form 5)

On registering a Financial Assets Will at an Authorised Service Centre (specifying two Emirates)

TBC

Note: Unless otherwise stated, all DIFC Will registrations are to be carried out at the Central Registry (being the principal offices of the DIFC Wills and Probate Registry situated in the DIFC). For the purposes of this Fee Schedule, an ‘Authorized Service Centre’ means an entity which has been contracted by the Registry to provide certain specified DIFC Will registration services.
Other Fees
Inspection
On inspection of any will or other document retained by the DIFC WPR (in the presence of an authorised officer)

AED 375

Withdrawal of Will
On the withdrawal of any will or other document retained by the DIFC WPR (in the presence of an authorised officer)

AED 0

Application for a Grant
On an application for a Grant or an order of guardianship other than on an application to which a special application fee applies as listed at 15 below.

AED 5,500

Special applications
For a duplicate or second or subsequent Grant (including one following a revoked Grant) in respect of the same deceased person.

AED 1,900
+ any applicable DIFC Courts’ fee

Notification
On an application for or relating to the issue of a notification to accept or refuse or take a Grant or to prove a will by probate claim.

AED 2,200
+ any applicable DIFC Courts’ fee

Objection
For the entry or the extension of an objection.

AED 2,200
+ any applicable DIFC Courts’ fee

Search
On an application for a standing search to be carried out in an estate, for each period of six months including the issue of a copy Grant and will, if any (irrespective of the number of pages).

AED 1,500

Copy documents
On a request for a copy of any document whether or not provided as a certified copy:
(a) for the first copy.

AED 7

(b) for every subsequent copy of the same document if supplied at the same time.

AED 3

(c) where copies of any document are made available on a computer disk or in other electronic form, for each such copy.

AED 165 (including a USB stick)

(d) where a search of the index is required, in addition to fee 19(a), 19(b) or 19(c) as appropriate, for each period of 4 years searched after the first 4 years.

AED 240

Determination of costs
For determining costs

The same fees as are payable from time to time for determining costs under Part 40 of The Rules of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts 2014

Our Banking Partners

The Registry has teamed-up with the following leading banks in the UAE to provide easy payment arrangements allowing their credit card customers to spread the cost of the Registry’s fees for up to 12 months on 0% payment terms.

Bank 0% Period (months) Minimum Payment Take-up
3, 6, and 12 month 0% financing available AED 1,000

POS Machine

Phone 600 54 0000

Website: www.emiratesnbd.com

Need to convert to EPP option before the next due date

3, 6, and 12 month 0% financing available AED 4,000

Phone 04 213 0000

Website: www.rakbank.ae

Need to contact the bank within 10 days of purchase to avail EPP option

3, 6, and 12 month 0% financing available AED 4,000

TBC

3 and 6 month 0% financing available AED 1,000

Phone 04 311 4000

Website: www.citibank.ae

3 and 6 month 0% financing available AED 1,000

Phone 800 2030

Website: www.adcb.com

Need to convert to EPP option before the next due date

Payment Methods

The fees set out above are all administrative fees and are stated in United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). Payments may be made by using the Registry’s payment facility. Payments can also be made in cash.