How to make Death certificate, Legal Heir Certificate – Guide

How to make these 3 important documents after the death of a family member?. It is a sad moment for a member of the family to go through the world. But, it is time to be patient. During this time it is very important to keep some things in mind. Especially if there are movable and immovable properties in the name of the deceased person. One of them is to collect the documents of the deceased person. These documents are required for family members to claim and transfer the assets of the deceased person’s name. Of these, three documents are very important. These include Death Certificate, Legal Heir Certificate and Succession Certificate. Come, let’s see how to get these three important documents here.

Death Certificate

This certificate is usually available in 4-7 days.

Step 1: It has to be lodged in the Registrar’s Office (local office) within 21 days of death. The penalty takes place after this period.

Step 2: You can obtain a physical form from the office of the local body (MCD / NDMC in Delhi) or download the application form from the municipal website.

Step 3: After filling the form, it has to be submitted to the Registrar / Sub-Registrar along with the necessary documents. In this form, personal details of the deceased are required to be given.

Step 4: The documents to be submitted include the proof of birth of the deceased, affidavit giving the date and time of death, copy of ration card, Aadhaar card and No Objection Certificate.

Step 5: The person applying for the death certificate has to proof his relationship with the deceased. Also, proof of address and nationality has to be stated.

Step 6: In some states like Delhi, the process of filing an application and submitting it is online.

Legal Heir Certificate

This process can take 15-20 days or even one month.

Step 1: Only legal Heir can give applications in taluk tehsildar, district civil court, or municipal office. These include the deceased’s spouse, children, and siblings.

Step 2: Documents to be submitted include signed application form, proof of identity and address of the applicant, death certificate, proof of date of birth of all legal heir, a self-undertaking affidavit on stamp paper, and proof of address of the deceased.

Step 3: The Inspector or Administrative Officer inquires.

Step 4: After the inquiry, the officer issued the certificate.

Succession Certificate

It may take from six months to a year to get this certificate.

Step 1: For this, a petition has to be filed in the District or High Court. It has to be filed in the court having jurisdiction of the deceased. Court fees also have to be paid.

Step 2: The petition includes the time of death of the deceased, his place of residence at the time of death, details of property, details of family or relatives, rights of the petitioner on the assets of the deceased, etc.

Step 3: After verification, the judges decide one day for hearing the petition. In this, notice is sent to all those who they think should be present at the hearing.

Step 4: After the hearing, the judge decides to provide the certificate. He asks for the notification to be issued in the newspaper within the stipulated time. If no objection is lodged in that period then the certificate is given.

Step 5: The applicant can also be asked to submit the security due to the fear of misuse of the certificate.

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