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Arunachal Pradesh Legal Heir Certificate


Arunachal Pradesh Legal Heir Certificate

A legal heir is a person who is determined to succeed in the estate of a person who died unexpectedly without a will. Legal heir certificate is mandatory to create a relationship between the legal heir and the deceased, especially when a nominee is not mentioned. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining Arunachal Pradesh legal heir certificate.

Who can be the legal heirs?

Following person are eligible to get legal heir certificate under Indian laws:

  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Son of the deceased
  • Daughter of the deceased
  • Father of the deceased.
  • Mother of the deceased

Purpose of the Certificate

An individual obtains a legal heir certificate mainly to claim the benefits of a serving or retired employee or pension in case of a government employee who passed away. Besides the beneficiaries, certain other responsibilities of the dead person are also transferred to the legal heir such as filing ITR, transfer of patta, telephone/electricity connection etc.

However, the legal heir certificate has a limited utility while transferring the property, transaction with financial institutions, in any court litigation cases. In that case, the legal heir certificate is not valid, and the succession certificate takes the role.

Legal heir Certificate vs Succession Certificate

Legal heir certificate is not the ultimate document to determine the legal heirs of the deceased person whereas the succession certificate resolves to identify the rightful heir for the transfer of property if the nominee is not selected or there is no valid will.

The Tahsildar of the district will issue legal heir certificate whereas the civil court will issue the Succession Certificate.

Attributes of Legal Heir Certificate

Legal Heir Certificate specifies the name of the legal heir, the relationship of the heir with the deceased, age, and marital status of surviving family members.

Documents Required

To obtain the legal heir certificate, submit the following document:

  • Death Certificate of deceased in original
  • Verification letter of Parents by Head of the Department, Government of Arunachal Pradesh stating the relationship (Government)
  • Parents’ ST Certificate/ Birth Certificate (Non-Government)
  • Self-undertaking/Affidavit from Local Executive Magistrate
  • Identity proof of the applicant(Voter ID/PAN/Aadhar/Passport/Driving License)
  • Residence proofs of all Legal Heirs
  • Passport size photograph of the applicant


The validity of the certificate extends for a lifetime.

Government Fees

The charges to get a legal heir certificate include a court fee of Rs 20 for the affidavit and Rs 2 stamp.

Note: Person belonging to SC/ST does not require to pay the stamp fee.

 Processing Time

For processing application accounts to 15 to 30 days, excluding the government holidays. In case of delay in the issuance, the applicant can approach the Tahsildar through a lawyer. On further delay, the applicant can contact the concerned sub-collector or RDO.

Application Procedure

The applicant can apply either online or offline for acquiring the legal heir certificate in Arunachal Pradesh.

Online Process:

The person can apply online in the following modes.

  1. Common Service Centers
  2. Self-online mode
  3. In Kiosks

 Step 1: Official Website

The applicant can visit the official website of Arunachal Pradesh that offer various online services.

Step 2: Log in

Click Login on the home page of the website, which displays the login section.

In case of a new user, click ‘Register yourself’ and provide the required details such as an address, mobile number, email ID etc. Then the applicant will receive activation mail to the email ID. Click on the link to proceed with the application.


If an already registered user, then enter the login id and password to enter the portal that contains the application form.


Step 3: Fill the application and upload documents

The applicant should enter the essential details and must upload the scanned copies of the document in the prescribed format.


Step 5: Make Payment

The payment of fees can be made through Debit Card or NetBanking.

Step 6: Verification of Information

The dealing assistant verifies the produced details after which forwards it to the concerned branch officer.

Step 7: Enquiry

The Branch officer initiates an inspection by the Revenue Inspector along with the Village Administrative Officer. On the approval of the Branch officer after checking the correctness of the information, it is then proceeded to the authorized approving and issuing office.

Step 8: Issuance of Certificate

On successful processing, the issuing officer releases the digitally signed certificate on the Service Plus Portal.

Verification of Certificate:

The applicant can verify the certificate online by entering the application number and token number.


On Verifying, the certificate can be downloaded by clicking ‘Get Certificate’.

Offline Process:

The applicant can apply offline by visiting the Jan Suvidha Kendra Offices. The applicant should carry the necessary documents to be attached to the office and collect the application form the officer. The applicant should fill the form properly and must submit together with the prescribed document affixing the photographs. Then the Fee should be made therein. The processing of the application is the same as the online process. On successful processing, the applicant can obtain the certificate from the Tehsildar from the taluk, revenue Mandal officers or talukdars.

Track Application Status

The applicant can track the application status by clicking the link ‘Tracking’ on the home page.