Information for authorities issuing an ECS

When issuing a European Certificate of Succession, an authority may request from another Member State information contained in certain registers. This page provides all the necessary information for the various Member States.

When examining an application for the issuance of a European Certificate of Succession, Article 66(5) of the Succession Regulation allows the issuing authority (for example, a court or a notary) to request information from another Member State. The competent authority in the requested Member State must then provide the issuing authority with information held, in particular, in the land registers, the civil status registers and registers recording documents and facts of relevance for the succession or for the matrimonial property regime or an equivalent property regime of the deceased if, under national law, the competent authority would be authorised to provide that information to another national authority.

In order to facilitate the exchange of information between Member States, this section provides information on the registers that exist in each Member State, the information kept in each of such registers and the procedures and conditions under which the information can be obtained.

Please select the relevant country's flag to obtain detailed national information.

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Last update: 07/09/2023

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