How to get Legal Heir Certificate in Kerala?

Legal Heir certificate is an official statement provided to the citizen by the state government establishing the relationship between the deceased and legal heirs. Once the death certificate is obtained from the municipality/corporation, it is required that the successors apply for this legal heir certificate to claim their right over the deceased person’s properties and dues.

Documents Required

  • Aadhaar Card

  • Voters ID

  • Ration Card

  • Death Certificate of the deceased

  • Service certificate issued by the head of the department/office in case of serving employee

  • Affidavit

Edistrict Registration

Kerala E-District portal intends to provide Government services to citizens through Common Service Centers(CSC) which are easily accessible. Services from different departments are brought under one umbrella at any CSC. Some of the services are also made available through online portal. 

Legal heir Certificate can be applied online from Edistrict portal. For this, you need to register in Edistrict portal.

Follow the below steps to register in Edistrict portal.

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Edistrict Portal Apply Online Registration

  • Click on "New Portal User Creation".

  • Enter the required details about yourself including your Mobile Number and Aadhaar number.

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Edistrict Portal Apply Online Registration Details

  • Enter login name and password along with Password recovery question and answer.

  • Enter the captcha and Click on "I agree".

  • Click on Validate and then on Register. Now you can login in to e-district portal.

One Time Registration

One time Registration is pre-requisite for applying for certificate from e-district portal. Follow the below steps to complete One Time Registration.

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Apply Online One Time Registration

  • Enter the details about the person for whom service is sought such as applicant's present address, permanent address etc.

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Apply Online One Time Registration Details

  • Once you have entered all the required details, click on "Check Duplicate" button.This will find out if you have already registered through Akshaya centres or so and enable you to pick the details.

  • After successful duplicate check, the "Submit" button will be enabled. Click the "Submit" button to register.

  • The registered details can be edited later by clicking ‘Edit Registration’. 

Apply Online

Follow the below steps to apply online for the Legal Heir Certificate in Kerala.

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Apply Online

  • Choose the Edistrict Register No. of person for whom the application is required.

  • Select the Certificate type as "Legal heir"

  • Select the purpose of certificate and other relevant details.

  • Click on Save.

  • Upload the supporting documents. Only PDF files can be attached. Maximum size of PDF is 100KB per page.

  • Make the required payment.

  • Once payment is made, the applicant will be redirected to the receipt page. Take print out of this receipt and application for future purpose.

Track Status

Follow the below steps to track the status of your Legal Heir Certificate in Kerala.

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Apply Online Track Status

  • Choose "From Date" and "To Date". Click on "Go".

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Apply Online Track Status Transaction History

  • Now you can see the list all your requests.

  • Click on View Status.

Download Legal Heir Certificate

If your application is approved, you will get an SMS informing that your Legal heir certificate is issued. Follow the below steps to download the Legal Heir Certificate in Kerala. 

  • Login to Kerala E-District portal.

  • Click on Transaction History

  • Choose "From Date" and "To Date". Click on "Go"

  • Now you can see the list all your requests.

  • Click on View Status.

  • Status will be displayed as "Approved".

Legal Heir Certificate Kerala Download Online

  • Click on "Print" next to it to download the Legal heir Certificate.

Apply Offline

Issuing Authority

  • Tahsildar issues the Legal Heir Certificate in Kerala.

Time Required

  • Legal Heir certificate will be issued 15 days from the date of application.

Charges

If you are obtaining the service from Akshaya Centre, your charges will be

  • Genaral Category- Rs 25 + Rs 3(Printing/Scanning) /page.

  • Priority ration card- Rs 20 + Rs 3(Printing/Scanning) /page.

  • SC/ST Category- Rs 10 + Rs 3(Printing/Scanning) /page. 

Application Forms

Legal heir Certificate Application Form in Kerala