NRI’s Assist

Legal Heir Certificate

Stringent policies governing the inheritance to movable and immovable properties in India is creating a lot of hardships and problems upon Indian Expats/ NRI’s in accessing their inherited assets in India. A Legal heir certificate is now almost mandatory for accessing any type of inherited assets ranging from immovable properties to movable properties like funds in bank accounts, equites, Government bonds, mutual funds, etc. in India. Legal Heir Certificate is a document which is issued by the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) recognizing the lawful living successors of a deceased person, evidencing and helping in claiming assets by the successors of the deceased person.

Legal Assist Services

  • Consultation
  • Drafting and Filing of Petition for Grant of Succession Certificate
  • Handling the entire proceedings
  • Receiving Court Fee on behalf of Client
  • Payment of Court Fees and Indemnity Bond
  • Receiving of Succession Certificate


  • Consultation with Legal Assist Experts
  • Drafting of Petition by the Legal Assist Experts
  • Filing of Petition before the Court where the deceased last resided
  • Publication in the newspaper as ordered by the Court
  • Report from the concerned SDM about the legal heirs
  • Issuance of notice to all the concerned beneficiaries
  • Recording of the statement of the beneficiaries
  • Conducting the final arguments for the grant of certificate
  • Applying for the Court Fees after order of the Court granting Certificate
  • Payment of Court Fees and Indemnity Bond with one surety in the Court
  • Receiving of Succession Certificate from the Court

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

Why Legal Assist?

  • Team of Qualified Lawyers with experience in Inheritance Matters and in all Courts
  • In depth understanding of the laws of inheritance
  • Focus on client requirements and providing best possible results.
  • Focus on advising cost effective solution and avoiding unnecessary filings