If you have instructed a solicitor to deal with the estate then attendance at Court is not required and the application can be submitted by the completion and Swearing of an Oath, which we will arrange, in the presence of an independent solicitor, or by submitting a Statement of Truth.
Each Executor / Administrator will need to swear the oath on each exhibit /document. The exhibit will be the Will and possibly a Codicil if there is one. There will be a charge, per executor for swearing the Oath, currently £5, and a charge per exhibit, currently £2.
If you are not using the services of a solicitor the application can be made in person to the Court, this may however require attending Court for an interview.