Legal Heir

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When a family member passes away, the legal heir of the deceased can apply for a legal heir certificate . The certificate is used for inheriting property left behind by the dead person. It is also used for claims of insurance, retirement benefit, pension, gratuity and provident fund. LegalAid will help you obtain legal heir certificate through an expert lawyer.

Steps involved in obtaining a Legal Heir Certificate

CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTS
We will provide you with a checklist of documents and a questionnaire regarding your relationship with the deceased and other details.
 
DRAFTING OF APPLICATION
Based upon your responses, the lawyer will draft and share application for grant of legal heir certificate.
 
FINALIZATION OF DOCUMENTATION
You will meet the lawyer at the office of district revenue officer to finalize documentation. You will be required to carry the documents mentioned in the checklist.
 
FILING OF APPLICATION
After attestation and finalization of documents and payment of prescribed fees, the application will be filed at the office of the district revenue officer or court.
 
ENQUIRY
The Administrative Officer and Revenue Inspector or court will conduct due enquiry based on the information provided in the application.
 
GRANT OF LEGAL HEIR CERTIFICATE
Upon satisfaction of the district revenue officer, the Legal Heir Certificate will be granted to you within 15-20 days.
  • Signed application form from the applicant Identity
  • Proof of the applicant. (Photocopy of either of the following documents will suffice: Passport, Voter ID card, Driving license, PAN card, Aadhar card)
  • Address Proof of the applicant. (Photocopy of either of the following documents will suffice: Passport, Voter ID card, Driving license, PAN card, Aadhar card)
  • Proof of birth Date of Birth proof of the applicant. (Photocopy of one of the following documents will suffice: Birth certificate, School leaving certificate, Passport, PAN Card, Voter id card, Driving license)
  • A self-undertaking affidavit
  • Photocopy of death certificate of the deceased
  • Address proof of the deceased. (Photocopy of either of the following documents will suffice: Passport, Voter ID card, Driving license, PAN card, Aadhar card)

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