Legal heir Certificate

Family Membership Certificate

Legal heir certificate, also known as Succession Certificate is a document issued by the Government to determine the rightful owner of an asset or a property on the event of a sudden demise of the registered owner. The certificate is used to verify the relationship with a deceased person for claiming insurance, pension, retirement benefits from Central and State Government departments, etc. This article describes the procedure to apply for and obtain legal heir certificate in Telangana.

Purpose of the Document

Legal heir certificate plays a vital role in appointing the next legal heir when the head of the family dies. The heir in charge could be the wife/husband/son/daughter or mother. If the dead person is a Government employee, the certificate is used to claim the pension. In cases when there is more than one legal heir, then all legal heirs should provide a deed of Conveyance. Once acquired, the certificate is valid for a lifetime.

Required Details

The following are the details that have to be about the deceased person:

  • The name of the deceased.
  • Details of the Family Members.
  • Date of application.
  • Residential address.
  • Applicant’s signature.
  • Eligibility

    The following candidates are eligible to apply for this certificate:

    • Wife of the deceased
    • Son or daughter of the deceased
    • Father or mother of the deceased
    • Sibling of the deceased 
    • Required Documents

      To apply for the certificate, it is mandatory to possess the following documents:

      • Death Certificate
      • Birth Certificate
      • Aadhar Card
      • Identity Card
      • Ration Card
      • Appropriate application form
      • Residential address of the deceased person
      • Rs. 2 Stamp 
      • How to Apply

        Given below are the steps to apply for the certificate:

        Step 1: Approach the Mandal Office

        The applicant has to approach the Mandal Office.

        The applicant can also apply online by logging on to the official website from the Meeseva Center

        Step 2: Avail the Application Form

        The applicant can obtain the application form from the Tahasildar.

        Step 3: Enter the Details

        All the required details have to be entered in the application form.

        Step 4: Attach the Documents

        The applicant has to attach the documents with the application form and then submit it to the Mandal Office.

        Step 5: Processing of the Form

        The application will be processed by the concerned authorities. Once the processing is completed, the applicant receives an acknowledgement form.

        Step 6: Verification

        The Tahasildar along with MRI and VRO makes enquiries to verify the details that are given by the applicant.

        Step 7: Submission of the Report

        Once the verification process is done, the authorities submit the report to the Tahasildar.

        Step 8: Issuing Certificate

        Based on the reports and verification, the Tahasildar issues the certificate. The certificate will be issued in 30 days from the date of application.



Location : E-Seva Kendram, Jangaon | City : Jangaon | PIN Code : 506167
Email : meesevasupport[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in