Legal Heir Certificate

How will we assist you in obtaining a legal heir certificate?

Submission of Request

Once we receive your request to avail our Legal Heir Certificate service through the form on this page, our representative will call you to solicit a better understanding of your situation. They will also supply you with a document checklist and questionnaire about your connection with the deceased and other such facts.

Filing an Application

Based on your replies,’s lawyer will make the required applications for the issue of the legal heir certificate. Our representative will then submit the application at the district tax officer’s or court’s office after attestation and payment of required fees.

Investigation and Issuance of Certificate

The Administrative Officer, Revenue Inspector, or court will undertake a thorough investigation as a standard practice. Following the enquiry, the legal heir certificate will be issued within 15 to 20 days. will receive the certificate on your behalf and courier it to you.

Documentation Required advises you to submit to us the following documents at the earliest to allow us to obtain a legal heir certificate on your behalf:

  • Applicant’s identification proof – such as passport, voter ID card, driver’s license, PAN card, Aadhar card.
  • Proof of the applicant’s residence – such as electricity bill, gas bill, phone bill.
  • A self-assurance affidavit.
  • Deceased person’s death certificate.
  • Proof of the deceased person’s residence – such as passport, voter ID card, driver’s license, PAN card, Aadhar card.’s Promise

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. A legal heir certificate may be obtained online by filling out the requisite form on your district’s e-portal and attaching the required papers. You must also pay the fees when submitting the form online. Once the certificate is available, it may be downloaded through the e-portal.

Yes. Married and unmarried daughters are also legal heirs and have enjoyed the same rights as the son since 2005 with the revision of the Hindu Succession Act. As a result, married daughters are the legal heirs of the dead.

It may take roughly 15 to 30 days to receive a legal heir certificate.

The deceased’s parents, spouse, and children are the deceased’s direct legal heirs. If a deceased individual has no direct legal heirs, the deceased’s grandchildren become the legal heirs. If there are no grandchildren, then the brothers and sisters of the deceased individual will be the legal heirs who may receive the legal heir certificate.

Yes. While children born to a man and a woman who are not married or born out of wedlock are considered illegitimate, illegitimate offspring are entitled to all of their deceased parent’s property rights.

Yes. If the second wife marries officially under the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955, she becomes the deceased’s wife and legal heir. When a divorce decree dissolves the previous marriage or the first wife dies, the second wife becomes legally wedded. However, the children of the dead’s first wife, as well as the children of the second wife, shall be deemed legal heirs of the deceased.

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