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Succession Regulation (Brussels IV)
Article 68

Article 68 — Contents of the Certificate

The Certificate shall contain the following information, to the extent required for the purpose for which it is issued:

  1. the name and address of the issuing authority;
  2. the reference number of the file;
  3. the elements on the basis of which the issuing authority considers itself competent to issue the Certificate;
  4. the date of issue;
  5. details concerning the applicant: surname (if applicable, surname at birth), given name(s), sex, date and place of birth, civil status, nationality, identification number (if applicable), address and relationship to the deceased, if any;
  6. details concerning the deceased: surname (if applicable, surname at birth), given name(s), sex, date and place of birth, civil status, nationality, identification number (if applicable), address at the time of death, date and place of death;
  7. details concerning the beneficiaries: surname (if applicable, surname at birth), given name(s) and identification number (if applicable);
  8. information concerning a marriage contract entered into by the deceased or, if applicable, a contract entered into by the deceased in the context of a relationship deemed by the law applicable to such a relationship to have comparable effects to marriage, and information concerning the matrimonial property regime or equivalent property regime;
  9. the law applicable to the succession and the elements on the basis of which that law has been determined;
  10. information as to whether the succession is testate or intestate, including information concerning the elements giving rise to the rights and/or powers of the heirs, legatees, executors of wills or administrators of the estate;
  11. if applicable, information in respect of each beneficiary concerning the nature of the acceptance or waiver of the succession;
  12. the share for each heir and, if applicable, the list of rights and/or assets for any given heir;
  13. the list of rights and/or assets for any given legatee;
  14. the restrictions on the rights of the heir(s) and, as appropriate, legatee(s) under the law applicable to the succession and/or under the disposition of property upon death;
  15. the powers of the executor of the will and/or the administrator of the estate and the restrictions on those powers under the law applicable to the succession and/or under the disposition of property upon death.