How To Apply For A Legal Heir Certificate?

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What Is A Legal Heir Certificate?

A legal heir certificate is issued to a deceased person’s family members, such as the spouse, children, and mother, to enable them to claim the assets of the dead relative.

Do you need a Legal Heir Certificate?

It allows legal heirs to inherit an asset or assets as per the wishes of their deceased family member declared in a Will.

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Where To Apply?

Approach the area Tehsildar, Taluk, or municipality office to apply for a legal heir certificate.

Form Details

Fill out the relevant form with details of the legal heir/heirs, address, relation with the deceased, etc.

Necessary Documents

Ensure to attach necessary documents like the death certificate along with the application form.

Application Submission

Submit the application form and a stamp paper affidavit, if required by your state regulations.


A revenue inspector or taluk officer will inspect and verify the submitted details.

Get The Certificate

Upon completion of verification, the relevant authority will issue the legal heir certificate. In case of delays, contact the area revenue officer or sub-collector's office.

Compiled By Manas Malhotra