How to Draft A Petition For Probate in Tanzania.

 IN THE HIGH COURT OF TANZANIA

(or IN THE COURT OF DISTRICT DELEGATE OF ……………………………………………………..

DISTRICT) AT ……………………………………………………………….

 PROBATE AND ADMINISTRATION

 CAUSE NO. …………….. OF 20……..

In the Matter of the Estate of the Late …………………………………………………..

and

In the Matter of Application for ……………………………………………………………………………….

By ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

1.Xxxxxx of…………………………………………………………………………………………………

hereby petition this Honourable Court for probate of the Will of A.B., deceased, who died at

………………………………………….. on the ……………………. day of ……………………. 20……..

 2. The writing hereunto annexed and marked “A” is the last Will and testament of the said

A.B. and was duly executed by him.

 3. This petition is made by me as the person named in the said Will as the executor thereof and I believe that the gross assets which are likely to come to my hands will be (state amount and nature of the assets).

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 4. The said deceased at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… and/or property of yhe deceased is within jurisdiction of this Honorable Court.

5. The said deceased was a …………………………………… (state nationality) and professed

the ……………………. religion.

 6. No proceedings for the grant of probate or letters of administration, or otherwise for the administration of the estate of the said deceased have been commenced before any Court or

authority, whether inside Tanzania or outside it. (Where such proceedings have been

commenced specify the nature of the proceedings and the country and the Court where

commenced.)

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 7. AND I, the said xxxx., the petitioner above-named, declare that what is stated above is

true to the best of my knowledge, information and belief.

Dated at ……………………………… this ……………….. day of ……………………. 20……..

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Signature of Advocates

(if any)

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Signature of Petitioner

VERIFICATION

I,………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

one of the witnesses to the last Will and testament of the testator mentioned in the petition for

probate made by ……………………………………………………… and dated the …………………….

day of ……………………. 20…….. 

I hereby declare that

I was present and saw the testator affix his signature/mark thereto (or that the said testator acknowledged the writing annexed to the above petition to be his last Will and testament in

my presence).

Dated at …………………………. this ………………… day of ……………………. 20……..

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Signature of the Witness to the

declaration

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Signature of person verifying