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Tripura Legal Heir Certificate


Tripura Legal Heir Certificate

Treasuring a family’s legacy is most required when the head of the family expires. There is a legal procedure to select the right person to inherit the legacy, which is by obtaining the legal heir certificate. Legal heir certificate is also known as succession certificate. The certificate has to be acquired by the legal heir of the deceased, who could be the wife, husband, mother or the children. Legal heir certificate is used to verify the relationship between the deceased and the heir in order to claim insurance, pension, retirement benefits or service benefits that are offered by the central and state government departments. In this article, we look at the process of obtaining the Tripura legal heir certificate.

Required Information

The following are the required details that have to be known about the deceased.

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

Purpose of the Document

In the event of the death of the family head, there would be no specific family member allocated to preserve the family legacy.  Therefore, in times like this, the successor of the legacy can apply for this certificate.

Uses of the Document

Legal heir certificate is necessary to transfer electricity connection, house tax, telephone connection, patta transfer, bank account, etc. In case of demise of a government employee, the certificate is issued to sanction family pension and to get a permit for compassion grounds.

Documents Required

Given below are the required documents to apply for a legal heir certificate.

  • Duly filled application form
  • Death certificate
  • Identity card
  • Ration card

Eligibility Standards

Only the following family members can apply for this certificate:

  • Wife of the deceased
  • Husband of the deceased
  • Son of the deceased
  • Daughter of the deceased
  • Mother of the deceased

Application Procedure

To obtain a Legal Heir Certificate, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Approach the Taluk Office

The applicant has to visit the Tahasildar or Taluk office. An alternate option to apply is that the applicant can approach a lawyer from the District Civil Court.

Step 2: Receive the application form

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

Step 3: Enter the details

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

Step 4: Attach the documents

On entering the details, the applicant has to attach all the mandatory documents to the application form.

Step 5: Affixing Stamp

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

Step 6: Submit the application

The applicant has to submit the application form to the authorized officer in the Tahasildar office.

Step 7: Verification Process

The application is verified by the Village Administrative Officer and Revenue Inspector.

Step 8: Issuing the Certificate

After completing all the verification process, the certificate will be issued by the concerned authority mentioning all the legal heirs of the deceased.

Processing Time

To complete all the verification process requires a time period of 30 days from the date of submission of application.

Contact Details

For further queries regarding the certificate, applicants can approach the concerned Taluk, Tahasildar office or the District Civil Court.