DIFC

Fees

DIFC Wills provide the most cost effective way to pass on your property.

Our goal is to ensure that the DIFC Courts Wills Registry for Non-Muslims (the ‘Registry’) and the DIFC Wills Service (the ‘Wills Service’) together provide a viable inheritance solution for non-Muslims with assets in Dubai and/or Ras Al Khaimah. The fees charged by the Wills Service is an investment that secures assets and certainty for your loved ones.

The following schedules set out the fees charged by the Wills Service in relation to the registration and probate of  DIFC Wills. These fees came into effect pursuant to the Dispute Resolution Authority’s Practice Direction No.5 of 2017.

In accordance with the Value Added Tax (VAT) Law – Federal Decree-Law No. (8) of 2017 and the Executive Regulations published by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Tax Authority (FTA), a 5% VAT fee will be applied to all of the fees listed below with effect from and including January 1, 2018.

Schedule of Fees Amount
(Prices are excluding 5% VAT)
Full  Will 

(covering all movable and immovable assets)

Single Will: AED 10,000

Mirror Wills: AED 15,000

Guardianship Will

(covering guardianship provisions for minors below the age of 21)

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 7,500

Property Will 

(covers shares in up to 5 real estate properties; can be registered in the DIFC Wills Service Centre office or via Virtual Registry*)

Single Will: AED 7,500

Mirror Wills: AED 10,000

Business Owners Will 

(covers shares in up to 5 different companies; can be registered in the DIFC Wills Service Centre office or via Virtual Registry*)

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 7,500

Financial Assets Will 

(covers shares in up to 10 different bank accounts; can be registered in the DIFC Wills Service Centre office or via Virtual Registry*)

Single Will: AED 5,000

Mirror Wills: AED 7,500

Note: Mirror Wills would apply to a married couple who wish to register their DIFC Wills at the same time.

*Virtual Registry does not support the ‘Mirror Will’ option. Hence, only Single Wills can be registered through the Virtual Registry.

Other Services Amount
(Prices are excluding 5% VAT)
Will Modification
(fee applies to modification of any DIFC Will)

AED 550

Withdrawal of a DIFC Will

AED 0

Application for a Grant
(Grants are handled by the DIFC Courts and fee to be paid to them directly)

AED 5,500

The complete Fee Schedule, in accordance to Practice Direction No. 5 of 2017 – The DIFC Wills and Probate Registry’s Fees, can be found on our website by clicking here.

Our Banking Partners

The Wills Service has teamed-up with the following leading banks in the UAE to provide Easy Payment Plans (EPP) allowing their credit card customers to spread the cost of the above fees for up to 12 months on 0% payment terms.

Please contact your bank once the fee is paid to avail the EPP option.

Payment Methods

The fees set out above are all administrative fees and are stated in United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED). Fees are subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) at a rate of 5%. Payments may be made by using the Wills Service’s online payment facility at the time of making an appointment. Payments can also be made in the Wills Service office in the form of cash, credit card, and cheque.

If paying by cash, please bring exact change.

Cheques can be made out to “DIFC Wills Service Centre.”