National Will Register SARWT

South African

Registry of Wills and Testaments

Search for a Will - Info 

Are there any fees payable to Search for a Will?
Will I find a Will or the contents thereof on the SARWT site once registered?
What information is required to Search for a Will?
What information will be made available when searching for a Will on the National Will Register?
Can anyone Search for a Will on the National Will Register?
What does it mean if there is no record of a Will on the SARWT National Will Register?

 

Registering a Will is key to a successful search! Have your registered?

 

Are there any fees payable to Search for a Will?

Search for a Will is one of the core functions of the SARWT online National Will Register and as part of our community service it is brought to you free of charge courtesy of our sponsors and advertisers.backtotop ii

 

Will I find a Will or the contents thereof on the SARWT site once registered?  

No, SARWT does not ask for, nor accepts Wills albeit copies or otherwise.

Search for a will 9KWe only allow for the administrative details of a Will to be recorded on the online Will Register. 

The contents of a person's Will remain private.backtotop ii

 

What information is required to Search for a Will? 

All you need is the person’s name, surname and matching identity number. Provided he/she has registered a Will on this site, you will instantly have access to the administrative details of the Will. backtotop ii

 

What information will be made available when searching for a Will on the National Will Register?

Once the Testator's/Testator's name, surname and matching identity number are provided the date and whereabouts of the Will, as well as the contact details of the Executor will be made available.

Please note that we have expanded our Will Register to incorporate the existence, contact and location details of a person's "Living Will" in the case of a medical emergency.

Our register also provides for the Testator's/Testatrix's Organ Donor Status. backtotop ii

 

Search for a will 9KCan anyone Search for a Will on the National Will Register?

The SARWT National Will Register is open to the public however it is important to note that the Testator's/Testatrix's surname and matching identity are required before any information will be made available. In an effort to protect our users' privacy we do not have a function that allows browsing of the SARWT Will Register. Random surnames and/or identity numbers will also be of no use.

SARWT as registry keeper will not distribute or make available any personal information retained in our database safe for the search function on the SARWT website as described above. backtotop ii

 

What does it mean if there is no record of a Will on the SARWT National Will Register? 

It may indicate that a Will has not been registered on this database matching the surname and identity number provided.  Search for a will 9K

Please note that this does not exclude the possibility that a Will exists and will necessitate a diligent search at the various Will drafting service providers. backtotop ii

 

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