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Succession Regulation (Brussels IV)
Article 63

Article 63 — Purpose of the Certificate

  1. The Certificate is for use by heirs, legatees having direct rights in the succession and executors of wills or administrators of the estate who, in another Member State, need to invoke their status or to exercise respectively their rights as heirs or legatees and/or their powers as executors of wills or administrators of the estate.
  2. The Certificate may be used, in particular, to demonstrate one or more of the following:
    1. the status and/or the rights of each heir or, as the case may be, each legatee mentioned in the Certificate and their respective shares of the estate;
    2. the attribution of a specific asset or specific assets forming part of the estate to the heir(s) or, as the case may be, the legatee(s) mentioned in the Certificate;
    3. the powers of the person mentioned in the Certificate to execute the will or administer the estate.