All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel

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Submitting an online application for a probate order

A probate order is required to divide the estate as written in the will’s instructions and to give binding effect to the will’s instructions

An applicant who is not represented by a lawyer can submit the application online or manually

Submitting the application involves paying two fees

According to the law, anyone who has a will of the deceased must submit it to the registrar of inheritance matters when he learns of the deceased’s death

For official information, see the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters

Forms

  • Online application for a will enforcement order
  • Affidavit of abandonment of estate

In order for a will to enter into force and for it to be possible to divide the estate (inheritance) among the beneficiaries (heirs) listed in the will, an application called “application for a will maintenance order” must be submitted.

  • Without a will maintenance order, third parties will not act as stated in the will and will not distribute the assets as stated therein. For example, banks or the land registry director.
  • Today, a will order issued by the Registrar of Inheritance Matters is issued digitally (computerized) and at the same time as it is sent to the applicant, it is also sent to various bodies, so there is no need to present it to them.
  • Submitting the application involves paying two fees (as of 2023): application opening fee (NIS 461) and newspaper advertising expenses fee (NIS 130).
  • An applicant who is not represented by a lawyer, can submit the application online or manually.
  • A lawyer representing the applicant is required to submit the application online only.
For more information 1 5 All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel

pay attention

  • A request for a will maintenance order can be submitted to one of these:
  • Inheritance register
  • A religious court (such as: Rabbinic, Shari’i and Druze), provided that all parties to the procedure agree on the submission of the request and the conduct of the procedure before the court.
FeesAmount (NIS)
Application Opening Fee461
Newspaper Advertising Fee130
Online Submission Fee Discount-27
Exemption for Military DeathExempt
Online Application for Will Maintenance Order Fees (2023)

Target population and prerequisites

  • An application to obtain a will order is submitted when the deceased made a will.
  • The application can be submitted online:
  • Whoever is listed as the winner (heir) in the will.
  • A lawyer on behalf of the person who is listed as the beneficiary (heir) in the will.

pay attention

According to the law, anyone who has a will of the deceased, must submit it to the registrar of inheritance matters when he learns of the deceased’s death.

Who and how to apply

  • The application for obtaining a will maintenance order must be submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance through an online application form, on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance.
  • Please note: if the deceased was an Israeli citizen who died abroad, the death must be updated in the population registry before submitting the request for a decree.
  • Payment of fee
  • Submitting the application involves paying the following two fees (as of 2023):
  • Application opening fee – NIS 461.
  • Newspaper advertising expenses (orange voucher) – NIS 130.

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  • Those who submit the request to receive the order online (and not manually), pay a reduced fee for opening the request (436 NIS instead of 513 NIS).
  • If the deceased died as a result of their military service, during reserve service or in hostilities, their first degree family members are entitled to an exemption from the payment.
For more information 2 3 All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel

The payment can be made in any of the following ways:

  • Online – through the government payment service (mark the appropriate fees in the list that opens) or as part of the process of filling out the online application form to receive the order.
  • At the postal bank – through vouchers that can be obtained after contacting the service and information center of the registrar for inheritance matters by email at Moked-Yerushot@justice.gov.il.
  • At automatic payment stations – using a credit card at the payment stations located at the public reception desks in the offices of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs.

Filling out and submitting the application

  • Please note: if the deceased was an Israeli citizen who died abroad, the death must be updated in the population registry before submitting the application.
  • You must enter the online application form on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters.
  • Fill in all the required sections in each part of the form and attach the following documents (scanned in PDF format):
  • Will.
  • If the deceased did not have an Israeli identity card, a death certificate or a request for proof of his death must be attached.
  • Death certificate or proof of death of an heir (beneficiary of the will) who died before or after the maker of the will (the testator).
  • If there are several winners (heirs) listed in the will – confirmation that a notice was sent by registered mail to all the winners (heirs) about the submission of the application to receive the decree or confirmation that the person making the request sent a personal message to all the winners.
  • If the applicant is represented by a lawyer – power of attorney.
  • If there are winners (heirs) who give up their share in the estate (inheritance) – a withdrawal/waiver affidavit signed and verified by a lawyer must be attached.
  • If the beneficiaries (the heirs) according to the will are not members of the deceased’s family (children, grandchildren, parents, siblings or spouse) – confirmation that a notice was sent by registered mail to the deceased’s children and spouse about the submission of the request to receive the order or confirmation that the person submitting the request sent Give them a personal message about it.
  • If the deceased did not have a spouse or children – confirmation that a notification was sent by registered mail about the submission of the request to receive the order to the parents of the deceased or confirmation that the person submitting the request sent a personal message about this to his parents.
  • If the deceased had no parents – confirmation that a message was sent by registered mail to the brother of the deceased about the submission of the request to receive the order or confirmation that the person submitting the request sent a personal message about it to his brother.
  • If the fee was paid other than as part of filling out the online form (using vouchers, automatic payment stations or the government payment server) the confirmation number for the payment of the fee must be filled in in the place designated for this in the online form.
  • After sending the online application form, an email message will be sent to the applicant that includes a confirmation of the actual sending and the number of the file opened at the Registrar of Inheritance Matters. This message does not confirm that the application was submitted properly.
  • Within 7 days after sending the online form, the applicant must send by registered mail or personally deliver the original will to the offices of the Registrar of Inheritance in the district where the deceased’s place of residence was.
  • At the end, after reviewing the application and checking that all the required documents (listed above) have been submitted correctly, the applicant will be sent a confirmation email that the online application has been properly received.
FeesAmount (NIS)
Application Opening Fee542
Newspaper Advertising Fee130
Online Submission Fee Discount-81
Exemption for Military DeathExempt
Manual Application for Will Execution Order Fees (2023)

The steps of the procedure

  • After receiving confirmation of the validity of the application, the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs will publish in the records (official publications of the State of Israel) and in the press, a notice of the submission of the application to allow those who are interested to file an objection to the issuance of the order.
  • At the same time as the announcement is published, the request is forwarded to the authorized party at the Registrar’s Office Inheritance or in the offices of the general guardian.
  • If details are missing in the application or additional clarifications are needed, you will send the applicant a request to complete the details by email.
  • You can complete the details and follow the processing of the request through the Online Inheritance Registrar system.
  • After completing the processing of the request and after the deadline for filing an objection has passed, the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs will issue the order.

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The Inheritance Registrar will transfer the application to the Family Court in the following cases:

  • Objection to the request was submitted.
  • The person in whose case the request was submitted is a person whose property the general guardian manages.
  • The Attorney General or his attorney deemed it appropriate to initiate a procedure in connection with the request or to join the procedure.
  • The state or one of its institutions is a party to the request.
  • The Registrar of Inheritance Affairs deemed it appropriate to transfer the request to the court.
For more information 3 6 All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel

Locating requests and reviewing the file

• You can locate the submitted application and check its processing status on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs. You must have the deceased’s ID number or the case number.

  • The heirs may submit a request to review and receive copies of the documents in the registrar’s file.
  • The application must be submitted through the website of the Registrar for Inheritance Affairs after locating the relevant file, and selecting the desired application.
  • Submitting a review request involves paying a fee.

receiving the order

  • The warrants are issued digitally (computerized) only and it is not possible to receive printed warrants or copies of printed warrants at the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters (as was previously the case).
  • As a general rule, the order will be issued no later than 50 days from the day the request was properly submitted (including the period of publication in records and the press), unless additional documents or details are required.
  • The digital order will be sent by the registrar for inheritance matters to the email address of the applicant or the representative.
  • In addition, after sending the order by email, it can be received in the “personal area” on the government services and information website.
  • Those who do not have the original digital order that was sent to them, can apply for a digital copy of the order.
Applicant TypeSubmission Method
Unrepresented ApplicantOnline or Manual
Applicant’s RepresentativeOnline Only
Ways to Submit Applications

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  • The digital order was sent to banks, insurance companies, the Tax Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Corporations Authority, the Ministry of Transport, the Israel Land Authority and the Authority for Registration and Settlement of Land Rights (TABO). Therefore, it is not necessary to present the order physically when receiving service from these bodies.

Upon receipt of the digital order, it is recommended to save it as a saved file on the computer,

Submitting a manual application for a will execution order for an unrepresented person

In order for a will to take effect, the person who is listed as the recipient of the will (the heir) must submit an application known as an “application for a will order”

An unrepresented applicant can submit the application manually or online. An applicant’s representative is required to submit the application online only

Submitting the application involves paying two fees

If the deceased did not make a will, an application for an inheritance order must be submitted so that the estate (inheritance) can be divided among the legal heirs

For official information, see the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters

Forms

  • Request for a will enforcement order
  • Affidavit of abandonment of estate

In order for a will to enter into force and for it to be possible to divide the estate (inheritance) among the beneficiaries (heirs) listed in the will, an application called “application for a will maintenance order” must be submitted.

  • Today, an order to maintain a will issued by the Registrar of Inheritance Matters is issued digitally (computerized) and at the same time as it is sent to the person who submitted the request, it is also sent to various bodies, so there is no need to present it to them.
  • Submitting the application involves paying two fees (as of 2023): application opening fee (NIS 542) and newspaper advertising expenses fee (NIS 130).
  • An applicant who is not represented by a lawyer, can submit the application in person or online. A representative is required to submit the application online only.

pay attention

  • A request for a will maintenance order can be submitted to one of these:
  • Inheritance register
  • A religious court (such as: Rabbinic, Shari’i and Druze), provided that all parties to the procedure agree on the submission of the request and the conduct of the procedure before the court.
Required DocumentsFormat
Original WillPDF
Death Certificate or Proof of DeathPDF
Power of Attorney (if applicable)PDF
Required Documents for Application
All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel

Target population and prerequisites

  • The application can be submitted manually by those who meet the following two conditions:
  • He is listed as a beneficiary (heir) in the will drawn up by the deceased person.
  • He is not represented by a lawyer.

pay attention

  • If the deceased did not make a will, an application for an inheritance order must be submitted so that the estate (inheritance) can be divided among the legal heirs.
  • If the deceased made a will, but it did not include all of his property, in addition to the request for a will order, a request for an inheritance order can also be submitted so that the property that does not appear in the will can be divided among the legal heirs.

Who and how to apply

• First, the payment of the fees for submitting the application must be arranged.

• The complete application together with all the required documents must be submitted in 2 copies, in one of the following ways:

• At the public reception desks in the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters that are close to the place of residence of the deceased.

• Delivery by registered mail to the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters closest to the place of residence of the deceased.

Payment of fee

  • Submitting a manual application for a will execution order involves paying the following two fees (as of 2023):
  • Application opening fee – NIS 542.
  • Newspaper advertising expenses (orange voucher) – NIS 130.

pay attention

  • Whoever submits the request to receive the order online, will pay a reduced fee for opening the request (461 NIS instead of 542 NIS).
  • Spouse, parent, child or sibling of a person who died in hostilities or during his military service, are exempt from paying the fees.
RecipientsDigital Order Sent
Banks, Insurance CompaniesYes
Tax AuthorityYes
Ministry of Foreign AffairsYes
Corporations AuthorityYes
Recipients of Digital Orders

The payment can be made in any of the following ways:

  • Online – through the government payment service (mark the appropriate fees in the list that opens).
  • At the postal bank – through vouchers that can be obtained after contacting the service and information center of the registrar for inheritance matters by email at Moked-Yerushot@justice.gov.il.
  • At automatic payment stations – using a credit card at the payment stations located at the public reception desks in the offices of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs.
For more information 4 5 All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel

Filling out and submitting the application

  • The application form for a will enforcement order must be printed from the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters.
  • Fill in all the sections required in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • Original will.
  • The death certificate of the deceased or a request for proof of his death.
  • Death certificate or proof of death of an heir (beneficiary of the will) who died before or after the maker of the will (the testator).
  • Confirmation of payment of fees.
  • If there are several winners (heirs) listed in the will – confirmation that a message was sent in And a letter is written to all the winners (heirs) about the submission of the application to receive the order or a confirmation that the person submitting the application gave a personal message to all the winners.
  • If the applicant is represented by a lawyer – power of attorney.
  • If there are winners (heirs) who give up their share in the estate (inheritance) – a withdrawal/waiver affidavit signed and verified by a lawyer must be attached.
  • If the beneficiaries (the heirs) according to the will are not members of the deceased’s family (children, grandchildren, parents, siblings or spouse) – confirmation that a notice was sent by registered mail to the deceased’s children and spouse about the submission of the request to receive the order or confirmation that the person submitting the request sent Give them a personal message about it.
  • If the deceased did not have a spouse or children – confirmation that a notification was sent by registered mail about the submission of the request to receive the order to the parents of the deceased or confirmation that the person submitting the request sent a personal message about this to his parents.
  • If the deceased had no parents – confirmation that a message was sent by registered mail to the brother of the deceased about the submission of the request to receive the order or confirmation that the person submitting the request sent a personal message about it to his brother.

The steps of the procedure

  • After receiving confirmation of the validity of the application, the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs will publish in the records (official publications of the State of Israel) and in the press, a notice of the submission of the application to allow those who are interested to file an objection to the issuance of the order.
  • At the same time as the announcement is published, the request is transferred to the authorized party at the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters or at the offices of the general guardian.
  • If details are missing in the application or additional clarifications are needed, you will send the applicant a request to complete the details by email.
  • You can complete the details and follow the processing of the request through the Online Inheritance Registrar system.
  • After completing the processing of the request and after the deadline for filing an objection has passed, the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs will issue the order.

pay attention

The Inheritance Registrar will transfer the application to the Family Court in the following cases:

  • Objection to the request was submitted.
  • The person in whose case the request was submitted is a person whose property the general guardian manages.
  • The Attorney General or his attorney deemed it appropriate to initiate a procedure in connection with the request or to join the procedure.
  • The state or one of its institutions is a party to the request.
  • The Registrar of Inheritance Affairs deemed it appropriate to transfer the request to the court.
Payment MethodsInstructions
Online PaymentThrough Government Payment Service
Postal BankVouchers available via email
Automatic Payment StationsCredit card payment
Payment Methods

Locating requests and reviewing the file

  • You can locate the submitted application and check its processing status on the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Affairs. You must have the deceased’s ID number or the case number.
  • The heirs may submit a request to review and receive copies of the documents in the registrar’s file.
  • The application must be submitted through the website of the Registrar for Inheritance Affairs after locating the relevant file, and selecting the desired application.
  • Submitting a review request involves paying a fee.
Request ProcessRequirements
Submitting a RequestOnline submission via Registrar’s website
Fee5.50 NIS per page (as of 2023)
Receipt of Digital CopySent to applicant’s email address
Request for Digital Copy of Orders

receiving the order

  • The warrants are issued digitally (computerized) only and it is not possible to receive printed warrants or copies of printed warrants at the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters (as was previously the case).
  • As a general rule, the order will be issued no later than 50 days from the day the request was properly submitted (including the period of publication in records and the press), unless additional documents or details are required.
  • The digital order will be sent by the registrar for inheritance matters to the email address of the applicant or the representative.
  • In addition, after sending the order by email, it can be received in the “personal area” on the government services and information website.
  • Those who do not have the original digital order that was sent to them, can apply for a digital copy of the order.
For more information 8 All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel

tip

  • The digital order was sent to banks, insurance companies, the Tax Authority, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Corporations Authority, the Ministry of Transport, the Israel Land Authority and the Authority for Registration and Settlement of Land Rights (TABO). Therefore, it is not necessary to present the order physically when receiving service from these bodies.
  • Upon receipt of the digital order, it is recommended to save it as a saved file on the computer, so that it can be used in the future and forwarded at any time to any party that requests it.

Important Information

  • If the will does not include all of the deceased’s property, in addition to the request for a will maintenance order, a request for an inheritance order can also be submitted so that the remaining property can be divided among the legal heirs.
  • For every will and every document submitted to the Registrar of Inheritance that is written in a foreign language (except English), a Hebrew or Arabic translation must be attached, certified by a notary (the Registrar of Inheritance may also order a document translated into English).
  • If the application fee has been paid and not used, you can apply for a refund.
  • Make sure that the current version of Acrobat Reader is installed on the computer, which allows the use of documents in PDF format, the only format supported in the application submission process.
  • Those who are harmed by the issuance of the order and wish to cancel it or amend it, can submit an objection, provided that the order has not yet been issued. The way to cancel or correct a decree after it has been given is by submitting a request to amend a decree of probate or a request to cancel a decree of probate.
  • The Registrar for Inheritance Affairs operates a service and information center: by phone *2416 24-hour response and human response on Sunday-Thursday from 16:00-08:00 and by email: Moked-Yerushot@justice.gov.il.

Request to receive a digital copy of an inheritance order or a will order

As of 2018, inheritance orders and orders to maintain a will are issued by the registrar of inheritance digitally (computerized) only

To receive a copy (digital only) of the decree, a request must be submitted through the online system of the registrar of inheritance

It is not possible to obtain a printed copy of the decree at the offices of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters (as was previously the case)

Receiving the order involves paying a fee of NIS 5.50 (for each page, as of 2023)

For official information, see the website of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters

As of 2018, inheritance orders and orders to maintain a will are issued and digitally signed (computer file) by the registrar for inheritance matters and sent to the email address (e-mail) of those submitting the request to receive the order.

  • You can get a digital copy of the decree by submitting a request in the online system of the registrar for inheritance matters.
More Info 5 All the ways to submit an application for a will maintenance order in Israel
Procedure StepsActions Required
Publication of ApplicationPublish notice for objections
Review of ApplicationVerify application and request details
Issuance of OrderIssue order after objection period
Steps of the Procedure

pay attention

  • If the original file of the digital order (inheritance or execution of a will) is in your possession, it can be used and there is no need to order another order.
  • The Inheritance Registrar does not issue printed orders and it is not possible to receive copies of orders in his offices (as was the case in the past).
  • It is possible to obtain a digital copy of a decree of inheritance or execution of a will with an apostille seal for the purpose of presenting the decree in foreign countries.

Target population and prerequisites

  • Any person who wishes to receive a copy of an inheritance order or a Q order A will previously issued by the registrar of inheritance matters.

Who and how to apply

  • To submit a request to receive a digital copy of an inheritance order or a will order, the following actions must be performed:
  • You must log in to the online system (finding applications) of the Registrar of Inheritance Matters.
  • On the page that will open, enter the identification information of the deceased, click on “locate” and select the name of the deceased from the list that will open.

tip

The details of the deceased’s file can be found at the registrar of inheritances using the ID number, first name, last name and district of care.

  • Now, the details of the applicant must be entered: ID card/passport number, full name, mobile phone number and email address (to which the copy of the digital order will be sent).
  • At the end, the payment of the fee in the amount of 5.50 NIS for each page must be arranged (as of 2023):
  • “Using a secure credit card” and click on “For secure payment”.
  • “Using a reference” – enter the confirmation number received after paying the fee through the government payment service (the payment can also be made before starting the application process) and click on “Send Form”.
  • A digital copy of the inheritance order or the order to maintain a will will be sent to the email address of the applicant.
Access MethodRequirements
Online Application TrackingDeceased’s ID or Case Number
File Review RequestSubmit request through website
Accessing Application Status

Important Information

  • As of 2018, it is not possible to receive printed orders or copies of printed orders at the offices of the registrar for inheritance matters (as was previously the case).
  • It is recommended to save the digital order on the computer as a file for future use, so that it can be transferred online to any party that requires it.
  • If you have the original file of the digital order (inheritance order or order to maintain a will), you can use it and there is no need to order another order.
  • The signed order can also be obtained through the “personal area” on the government services and information website.
  • You can also get a digital copy of the order of inheritance or execution of a will with an apostille seal for the purpose of presenting the order in foreign countries.
  • For more information, you can contact the telephone service and information center of the registrar for inheritance matters by calling *2416, which operates on Sunday-Thursday between the hours of 16:00 and 08:00.

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