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Nagaland Death Certificate


Nagaland Death Certificate

Death certificate is an official statement declared by a doctor or by a medical examiner that provides the cause, date and place of an individual’s death. In this article, we look at the procedure to apply for Nagaland death certificate in detail.

Need for the Document

The following are the purposes to obtain Death certificates:

  • To obtain a legal heir certificate
  • To avoid social, legal and official obligations
  • To avail family pension and insurance
  • To apply for government schemes and pensions
  • To know the cause of death
  • To conduct statistics on various diseases
  • To settle property disputes

Death Registrations

In India, every death has to be registered within 21 days of its occurrence in the respective State or Union Territory according to the Births and Death Registration 1969. The Indian Government has appointed Register General in the centre and Chief Registrars in the States. Depending on the place of occurrence, deaths have to be registered by the following people.

  • If a death occurs in a house, the head of the household is eligible to register the death in the concerned Registrar Office.
  • If a death occurs in a hospital, the person who is authorized by the medical institution is responsible for registering the death in the respective Registrar Office.
  • If a death occurs in jail, the jail in-charge can register the death with the concerned Registrar Office.
  • If a death occurs in public place, the local police in-charge or headman of the village can register the death.

Documents Required

To apply for a death certificate, submit the following documents along with the application:

Application Procedure

Step 1: Log on to the website

The applicant has to log on to the official website

Step 2: Click on Online Services

The applicant has to click the ‘Online Services’ tab.

Step 3: Registered User

If the applicant has already registered, the applicant can log in by entering the User ID and password. If not, the applicant has to sign up in the portal.


Step 4: Death Certificate appears

By clicking on the death certificate, the application form appears.

Step 5: Enter the details

The applicant has to enter the details in the application form.

Step 6: Upload Documents

The applicant has to scan and upload all the required documents with the application form.

Step 7: Submit the application

After uploading the documents, the applicant has to submit the form in the online portal.

Step 8: Transaction ID and Password

After submitting the application, the applicant receives a transaction ID and password to check the status of the application.

Step 9: Verification Process

The authorities conduct the verification process to check the accuracy of the given details.

Step 10: Issuing the Certificate

Once all the details are verified, the applicant receives the Death Certificate.

Fee Structure

All deaths registered within 21 days of its occurrence does not require any fee. However, applicants have to pay a fee for registrations made after 21 days.

  • If registering after 21 days and within 30 days, a fee of Rs. 2 requires from the applicant.
  • If registering after one month, a fee of Rs. 2 requires from the applicant. In addition to this, a permit letter has to be obtained from Additional Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths and Director of Economics and Statistics.
  • If registering after one year, a fee of Rs. 10 requires from the applicant. In addition to this, a permit has to be obtained from the Magistrate, Ist Class, in a prescribed form.

Contact Details

To know more about the application procedure, contact the given below details:

Directorate of Information Technology and Communication (DITC)
Thizama Road, Below New Secretariat,
Nagaland, Kohima – 797001, India.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: +91 8794730015