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Nagaland Legal Heir Certificate


Nagaland Legal Heir Certificate

The legacy of a family is treasured and cherished by the head of the family. When the head of the family passes away, the responsibility will be carried on by the next generation. An individual may have more than one heir to inherit the properties after his/her demise. And due to this, there may be many confusions and disputes that may arise within the family. In order to avoid these unnecessary conflicts, a document is issued to the legal heir after conducting legal verification procedures. This certificate is called a legal heir certificate, and by receiving this certificate, a person becomes the legal heir to inherit the properties. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Nagaland legal heir certificate.

Need for the Document

Legal heir certificate is a government document that is granted to the next direct legal heir of the deceased. The certificate is used for transferring electricity connection, house tax, telephone connection/patta transfer, bank account, etc. The family members of a deceased government employee receive the certificate to sanction family pension and to get an appointment on compassionate grounds.

Uses of the Document

The following are the uses of a Legal Heir Certificate:

  • The certificate helps to claim the relationship between the heir and the deceased.
  • To avail pensions, insurances, retirement benefits and service benefits.
  • To inherit the properties of the deceased.
  • To benefit from other government schemes.

Required Details

To obtain a legal heir certificate requires the following details. They are

  • Name of the deceased
  • Details and relationship of the family members
  • Applicant’s signature
  • Application Date
  • Residential Address

Documents Required

To apply for this certificate, the applicant has to own the following details:

Death certificate

Who can Apply

Any next direct heir of the deceased can apply for the legal heir certificate. They can be the individual’s wife, son, daughter, husband and the mother.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Approach the Taluk Office

The applicant has to approach the nearest Taluk or the Tahasildar office. An alternate way to apply for the certificate is by contacting a District Civil Court in the area.

Step 2: Receive the application

The applicant has to obtain the application form from the concerned officer.

Step 3: Enter the Details

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

Step 4: Attach the Documents

The applicant has to attach all the required documents to the application form.

Step 5: Affix Stamp

The applicant has to affix a court stamp of Rs. 2 in the application form.

Step 6: Submit the application

The applicant has to submit the application form to the concerned officer.

Step 7: Verification Process of the Certificate

On submission of application, the local revenue officers and the village administrative officials will verify the application.

Step 8: Issuing the certificate

On completing all the procedure, the applicant can collect the certificate.

Processing Time

A duration of 30 days requires to process the certificate.

Contact Details

The applicant can approach the concerned Taluk Department/ Tahasildar office District Civil Court in the area.