A person wishing to file a will search request with the Barreau du Québec must:
- use the online search of wills and mandates service, attach the required documents and make the online payment;
- fill out the Search Request form, attach the required documents and payment and mail that to the Registers of wills and mandates of the Barreau du Québec.
Once the certificate has been received and if the result is positive and the contact information of the lawyer concerned are present, he or she must be contacted in order to consult or obtain a copy of the will.
If the will search concerns a death that occurred outside Québec
, the act of death issued in the country where the death occurred must be sent along with the will search request. If the act was written in a language other than French or English, a translation approved by the consulate or embassy of the country that issued the act must be provided.