Official translators normally have to translate a document called Grant of Probate when dealing with English probate documentation to be used in Spain.
The Grant of Probate is a document issued by the English High Court of Justice after the English Will has been validated. A copy of the Will is annexed to the Grant.
In general terms, the Grant of Probate confirms the following information:
- The name and address of the deceased
- The date of death
- The name(s) and address(es) of the Executor(s) authorised to administer the estate
- The gross and net value of the estate in the UK
The Grant of Probate enclosing a copy of the Will and apostilled will have to be submitted to the Spanish notaries, registrars or banks if the deceased had assets in Spain. An official translation of the aforesaid documentation will be also submitted.
In Spain there is not a document like the Grant of Probate. The Official translator will have to produce an official translation of a document with no equivalent in Spain.