DIFC Will Preparation

All the assistance you need for drafting, translation, and registration of your DIFC Will

Starting fromAED 5,600AED 3,099

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About DIFC Wills

DIFC Wills provide the UAE’s non-Muslim residents and investors with an efficient legal mechanism to secure their assets based in the UAE and certain overseas jurisdictions. These Wills are registered at the DIFC Wills Service Centre (DIFC WSC), formerly known as DIFC Wills & Probate Registry. DIFC Wills are prepared as per the Wills and Probate Registry Rules implemented by the DIFC Courts. DIFC Wills serve as an important tool in estate planning, allowing non-Muslim individuals to choose the beneficiaries, opt out of the Shariah Law for asset distribution, and appoint guardians for their minor children. Individuals also have the flexibility to select the appropriate Will type based on their personal requirements allowing customisation that suits their individual circumstances. The options available include a Full Will, Guardianship Will, Property Will, Financial Assets Will, and Business Owners Will.

Benefits of DIFC Wills

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  • Short and simple probate (conducted in English)
  • Remote registration process
  • Provisions to include funeral wishes
  • Reasonable amendment fee

How it Works?

A simple 3-step procedure to prepare your Will:

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Customized quotation as per your Will writing option

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Drafting and finalization of your Will

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Online registration of your Will

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Get the best possible price for the preparation and registration of your DIFC Will.

Starting fromAED 5,600AED 3,099

About DIFC Wills Service Centre
The DIFC Wills Service Centre (formerly known as DIFC Wills & Probate Registry) is a dedicated centre housed within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) that offers an all-inclusive service related to the preparation, registration, and execution of Wills. DIFC WSC is a collaborative initiative of the Government of Dubai and the DIFC Courts, which allows non-Muslim investors, residents, and even non-residents of the UAE to distribute their assets and/or name guardians for their minor children in line with the directions in their Will. Further, even future assets can be covered under a DIFC Will, ensuring that a testator does not need frequent amendments to an existing Will.
Why Make a DIFC Will?
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Remote registration process

DIFC WSC introduced remote registration of Wills via video conferencing in line with the social distancing norms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the video call, two (2) witnesses must be present along with the testator.

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Provisions to include funeral wishes

With a DIFC Will, a testator can include separate clauses regarding funeral wishes. For instance, the testator may include a wish to have his/her last rites completed in the home country.

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Reasonable amendment fee

As of the date of writing, a DIFC Will can be amended at any point in time after the registration by paying a fee of AED 550. This allows accommodating life events such as a change of marital status, the birth of children, or a change in any beneficiary under the Will.

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Short and simple probate (conducted in English)

DIFC WSC has a very simple probate process for the execution of Wills. The probate process can be initiated by filing an application along with a copy of the testator’s death certificate and list of assets.

Who Can Register a DIFC Will?
A DIFC Will may be written by any non-Muslim individual who is at least 21 years old and owns assets in the UAE. It's interesting to note that the person making the Will need not be a resident of the UAE and that the Will can be prepared and registered without a valid Emirates ID.
What Assets Can be Covered Under a DIFC Will?
A DIFC Will covers all your assets based in any of the UAE’s seven (7) emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah). Also, your assets based overseas can be covered through your DIFC Will. However, this is subject to our legal advice with regard to the validity of the DIFC Will in the pertinent jurisdiction.
Process for Preparation and Registration of a DIFC Will

MakemyWill employs a simple and quick process to make Wills. Here’s how the complete process for the preparation and registration of a DIFC Will unfolds:


DIFC Will Preparation

With MakemyWill, your DIFC Will can be drafted within just three (3) working days. You can opt for an ‘urgent service’ if necessary. Once you finalize the Will draft, the Will is uploaded to the online portal of DIFC WSC.


DIFC Will Registration

Once the Will is uploaded online, an appointment is scheduled with DIFC Wills Service Centre for registration of the Will. DIFC Will registration process requires the presence of two (2) witnesses along with the testator. The Wills can be electronically signed and witnessed during the online meeting with one of the DIFC WSC officers.

Choose Between a Single and a Mirror Will
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Single Will A Single Will is the ideal option for an unmarried individual.
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Mirror Will Mirror Wills are essentially two separate Single Wills and are the ideal option for married couples with either separate or joint assets.
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