Essentially a “reseal” of a foreign Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration involves presenting that document to the local Court who then seals it with their own court seal. This then authenticates that document in the new jurisdiction.
There are no set guidelines as to when a Reseal may be required to enable Australian assets to be dealt with.
It is instead left to the policies of each particular institution with whom the deceased invested. Australia has eight states and territories all of whom have their own laws for Probate and deceased estate administration.
I am always able to determine whether a Reseal is required, where it should be completed and thereafter arrange for it’s issue as quickly as the Courts can allow. Generally a reseal takes between 4-6 weeks to obtain.
Once the reseal is issued we can then deal with the assets as required.