DIFC Wills At Your Fingertips

Register your DIFC Wills and give your family Peace of Mind

  • Register your Will from home
  • Protect your family
  • Appoint guardians for minor children

AED 3,999AED 2,199plus registration fee – See Pricing Details

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3 Simple Steps

Prepare and register your DIFC Wills from the convenience of your home

Step 1
Step 1

Package selection and online order

Step 2
Step 2

Will preparation and your review

Step 3
Step 3

Finalization and registration of Will

Pricing

The below promotional packages for DIFC Wills are valid for a limited time.

Silver
AED 2,999AED 2,199*Save AED 1,800
  • Drafting of DIFC Single Will
  • Any number of reviews and amendments
  • Compliant with the Rules of the DIFC Courts Will Service Centre
  • Distribution of assets
  • Appointment of guardians
  • Appointment of executors

*Government fee for registration of DIFC Single Will: AED 9,000

Platinum
AED 5,999AED 3,499Save AED 2,500

Platinum includes everything in Gold, plus:

  • Witness assistance provided
  • End-to-end assistance with registration of DIFC Will(s)

*Government fee for registration of DIFC Mirror Wills: AED 15,000

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Optional Documents

If you require any additional documents such as Powers of Attorney and Home Country Wills, you can select the options in our Order Form.

Process

Here is the process for preparation and registration of DIFC Wills.

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Step 1 – Drafting of your Wills

Your draft Will(s) shall be prepared within four (4) working days of the order.

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Step 2 – Review and amendments

Once you receive the draft Will(s), you will need to review and confirm the draft(s). If you require any amendments, we will make the required amendments to ensure that the draft(s) are acceptable to you.

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Step 3 – Registration

An appointment would be made with the DIFC to register your Will(s). Your Will(s) shall be registered with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre either through video call or through an in person meeting (at your choice).

About DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre

What are DIFC Wills?

DIFC Wills are registered with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre established as part of DIFC Courts in the Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. These Wills are prepared in accordance with the Wills and Probate Registry Rules implemented by the DIFC Courts. The Rules are designed as per the principles of English Law which provide the testators complete freedom in choosing their beneficiaries and other aspects of their estate planning after death. This makes it easy for the non-Muslims to opt out of the application of Sharia Law which would otherwise apply in the absence of a duly registered Will in the UAE.

What are the benefits of DIFC Wills?

The main benefits of registering Wills with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre are as follows:

  1. You can choose your beneficiaries as per your own wishes. This means that you can avoid the application of Sharia Law to the distribution of your estate after your death.
  2. You can choose guardians for your children below the age of 21 years.
  3. You can leave any specific instructions about your personal affairs in the Wills.
  4. The probate process for executing the DIFC Wills is quick and straightforward. It only requires filing the application along with a copy of the death certificate and a list of assets.

What is the legislative framework for DIFC Wills?

DIFC Wills are written and registered pursuant the DIFC Wills & Probate Registry Rules (Rules). These Rules follow the principles of English law which provide the testators of the Wills complete freedom with respect to writing their Wills.

Key Features

Here are some of the key features of DIFC Wills

DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre is a Wills registration office established as part of the DIFC Courts.
RAK ICC Ras Al Khaimah International Corporate Centre (RAKICC) is a corporate body having an arrangement with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre for the registration of DIFC Wills. RAKICC is able offer a reduced registration fee offering a 10% percent discount on the registration of the DIFC Wills. For example, for a DIFC Single Will, the government fee payable to RAKICC is AED 9,000 plus VAT instead of AED 10,000 plus VAT. If the DIFC Single Will is registered directly with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre, the registration fee is AED 10,000 plus VAT. InZone is a registered agent with the RAKICC and assists its clients with the registration of DIFC Wills.
Asset Coverage All movable and immovable assets situated in the UAE are covered. Testators can also choose to cover assets in other countries around the world on a case by case basis subject to appropriate advice.
Eligibility Criteria Non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
Registration Registration can either be done through video conferencing or by way of an in person meeting. The in person meeting can either be done at the DIFC Wills Service Centre or at the RAKICC Dubai offices.
Laws DIFC Wills & Probate Registry Rules.
Residency Requirements None. Any non-Muslim having either assets or family in the UAE can register a DIFC Will.
Amendments Amendments to a DIFC Will can be made at any point after registration.
DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre
DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre is a Wills registration office established as part of the DIFC Courts.
RAK ICC
Ras Al Khaimah International Corporate Centre (RAKICC) is a corporate body having an arrangement with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre for the registration of DIFC Wills. RAKICC is able offer a reduced registration fee offering a 10% percent discount on the registration of the DIFC Wills. For example, for a DIFC Single Will, the government fee payable to RAKICC is AED 9,000 plus VAT instead of AED 10,000 plus VAT. If the DIFC Single Will is registered directly with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre, the registration fee is AED 10,000 plus VAT. InZone is a registered agent with the RAKICC and assists its clients with the registration of DIFC Wills.
Asset Coverage
All movable and immovable assets situated in the UAE are covered. Testators can also choose to cover assets in other countries around the world on a case by case basis subject to appropriate advice.
Eligibility Criteria
Non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
Registration
Registration can either be done through video conferencing or by way of an in person meeting. The in person meeting can either be done at the DIFC Wills Service Centre or at the RAKICC Dubai offices.
Laws
DIFC Wills & Probate Registry Rules.
Residency Requirements
None. Any non-Muslim having either assets or family in the UAE can register a DIFC Will.
Amendments
Amendments to a DIFC Will can be made at any point after registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to some of the most common questions related to DIFC Wills.

What is a DIFC Will?
A DIFC Will is a last will and testament prepared and registered with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre by any non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
What is a Single Will?
A Single Will is one (1) Will written by either a single person or something married where the other spouse does not have any assets under his/her name.
What are Mirror Wills?
Mirror wills are two (2) wills written for married couples where each spouse makes the other spouse a beneficiary under the Will.
What are the main features of DIFC Wills?
DIFC Wills provide complete freedom to the testators to distribute their assets according to their own wishes. The testators can also appoint guardians for children below the age of 21 years.
Where is a DIFC Will registered?
DIFC Wills can either be registered with the DIFC Courts Wills Service Centre or RAKICC.
Can a DIFC Will cover assets outside the UAE?
Yes, assets in other countries can also be included in the DIFC Wills. However, it is done on a case by case basis subject to appropriate legal advice.
What is the fee for making an amendment to a DIFC Will?
The registration fee for an amended Will is AED 550 plus VAT.
What is a beneficiary?
A beneficiary is a person who receives the estate of the deceased through a Will. A testator can choose any number of primary or alternate beneficiaries in a DIFC Will.
What is a guardian?
A guardian is a person who takes care of the person and property of a child below the age of 21 years. The appointment of guardian is carried out by the parent through the Will.
Who should be appointed as a guardian?
Typically, the second parent is appointed as the guardian of minor children. However, to cover a situation where both parents pass away together, it is recommended that at least two (2) alternate guardians are appointed in Will.
What is an executor?
An executor is a person who is appointed in the Will to act as an executor of the Will after the death of the deceased. The executor ensures that the named beneficiaries are given their entitlements towards the estate of the deceased.
Who should be appointed as an executor?
It is common for married individuals to appoint their spouses as primary executors in their Wills.  However, to cover a situation where both parents pass away together, it is recommended that at least two (2) alternate executors are appointed in Will.
What is the usual timeframe for the probate of a DIFC Will after death?
The timeframe for the probate of a DIFC Will after death is expected to be about 1-3 weeks.

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