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Will registration with Will Registration Office at ADJD

  • Nominate your beneficiary
  • Nominate guardians for children
  • Wills valid for assets throughout UAE

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Prepare and register your Wills in Abu Dhabi from your home

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Choose your package and place order

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We will prepare your Will(s)

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Registration with Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

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The reduced fee for Wills in Abu Dhabi is valid only for a limited time.

Silver
AED 2,999AED 2,199*Save AED 1,800
  • Abu Dhabi Single Will preparation
  • Legal translation in Arabic
  • Any number of reviews and amendments
  • Covers distribution of UAE assets
  • Covers appointment of guardians
  • Covers appointment of executors

*Registration of Abu Dhabi Single Will: AED 950

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AED 5,999AED 3,799Save AED 2,200

Platinum includes everything in Gold, plus:

  • End-to-end Registration assistance at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department
  • Drafting of Home Country Mirror Wills

*Registration of Abu Dhabi Mirror Wills: AED 1900

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Process

The process for drafting and registration of Wills in Abu Dhabi is as follows:

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Step 1 – Drafting of your Wills

Your draft will be prepared in four (4) days of the date of the order.

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Step 2 – Review and amendments

You will need to review the draft(s) and confirm. In case if you require any amendments, we will make those amendments and Finalise the draft(s) after your approval. We will also carry out the Arabic translation at this stage.

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Step 3 – Registration

The registration of Wills in Abu Dhabi is carried out at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. The registration process is carried out either is very quick and takes about 30 mins to complete during the visit to the Notary Public offices.

About Wills in Abu Dhabi

What are Wills in Abu Dhabi?

Wills in Abu Dhabi are prepared and registered for non-Muslims either residing in Abu Dhabi, any other Emirate or outside the UAE. These Wills cover assets throughout the UAE. The Wills are drafted in English and Arabic languages are registered with the Wills Registration Office established at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department in Abu Dhabi.

What are the benefits of registering Wills in Abu Dhabi?

Here are some of the benefits of registering Wills in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi:

  1. Choose your beneficiaries and avoid the application of Shariah Law to your estate.
  2. Nominate guardians for your children below the age of 21.
  3. Nominate your executor(s) who will execute the Will after death.
  4. The probate for Wills in Abu Dhabi is carried out at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department.

What is the legislative framework for Wills in Abu Dhabi?

Wills in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi are written and registered pursuant Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 relating to Civil Transactions.

Key Features

Here are some of the key features of Wills in Abu Dhabi

Eligibility Criteria Non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
Registration Registration can either be done by visiting the offices of Wills Registration Office at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department or through video conferencing.
Laws Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 relating to Civil Transactions.
Residency Requirements Any non-Muslim having either assets or family in the UAE can register Wills in Abu Dhabi. For registration through video conferencing, the testator must either be a UAE resident or is in the UAE on a visit visa.
Amendments Amendments to the Wills can be made at any point after registration. The amended Wills are re-registered to effect the amendments.
Eligibility Criteria
Non-Muslim over the age of 21 years.
Registration
Registration can either be done by visiting the offices of Wills Registration Office at Abu Dhabi Judicial Department or through video conferencing.
Laws
Federal Law No. 5 of 1985 relating to Civil Transactions.
Residency Requirements
Any non-Muslim having either assets or family in the UAE can register Wills in Abu Dhabi. For registration through video conferencing, the testator must either be a UAE resident or is in the UAE on a visit visa.
Amendments
Amendments to the Wills can be made at any point after registration. The amended Wills are re-registered to effect the amendments.

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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