Succession Certificate

A Succession Certificate is a crucial legal document issued by a court in Delhi, granting heirs the authority to inherit and manage the deceased person's debts and securities.

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700 +


2200 +




$ 100 mn +


How to Get your Succession Certificate with India for NRI

  • 1

    Submit your query

    Submit your query with us

  • 2


    Our lawyers will file an application with appropriate civil court

  • 3

    Succession process

    It takes 6- 12 months for proceedings

  • 4

    Certificate Issuance

Key uses of succesion certificate of deceased

Intestate death

Required by creditors/Debtors

Release debts and securities

Represent in legal proceedings of deceased

Absense of

Nomination or will

disputed Nominations

Banks/Institutional requirements

High value


Registration of

will & Probate are not same

Income Tax not

applicable on transfer of assets to trust

Tax efficient

structure for inheritance planning

Stamp duty

applicable on transfer of assets to trust

Shares or

mutual funds

Bank account claim

Insurance claims

Fixed deposit claim

pension claims

Provident funds claim

Government benefits claim

Valid will is

crucial for probate process

Executor should

be of sound mind & above 18 years

Legal Heir Certificate Succession Certificate
Inheritance of Property in India

Accessing Bank Accounts

Claiming Life Insurance Benefits

Transferring Shares or Investments

Inheriting Debts or Liabilities

Property Sale or Transfer

Succession Planning

Nomination or Will Execution

Applying for Government Benefits

Settling Legal Disputes

Claiming Movable assers

Documents Required

Original Death Certificate of the deceased person(s)

Any other document in respect of the identity of deceased person(s), if available

Adhaar Card, PAN Card or any other identity document of all the heirs .

2 Passport Size Photograph of the person(s) filing the petition

Documents of Movable Assets in respect of which Certificate is sought

Legal Heir Certificate Succession Certificate Probate Letter of Administration

Establishes relationship with deceased

Grants authority to successors

Validates and executes will

Appoints administrators


Applicable for more than only financial matters

Relevant to financial matters only

Execute will, transfer property

Distribute assets


To access pensions, transfer assets

Transfer properties, claim debts

Execute will, transfer property

Distribute assets

Applying Authority

Local government authority

Court having jurisdiction

Court having jurisdiction

Court having jurisdiction

Documentation Required

Relationship proof, death certificate

Death certificate, other documents

Will, death certificate

Death certificate, application



Limited (typically 6 months - 1 year)


Limited (until administration)

Scope of Authority

Establish relationship with deceased

Transfer or claim assets

Execute will, distribute assets

Distribute assets


Apply to relevant authority

Apply to court

Apply to court

Apply to court

Examples of Usage

Pension claims, property transfer

Debt claims, property transfer

Will execution, property transfer

Asset distribution

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