[ecis2016.org] Explained in this article is the procedure to obtain a Varisu certificate in Tamil Nadu. Follow this guide on legal heir certificate download procedure
Upon the demise of an individual, it is his or her legal heir(s) who are entitled to inherit the individual’s assets and properties. A legal heir certificateis a vital document for establishing the relationship between the deceased person and the legal heir(s). Usually, a surviving member should approach the municipal corporation office or tehsil office to obtain the certificate. In Tamil Nadu, one can apply for the legal heir certificate or Varisu certificate online.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of the Varisu certificate and the procedure to obtain the rev-114 legal heir certificate issued by the Revenue Department.
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Varisu certificate meaning
Varisu certificate is the legal document needed by the surviving members to establish their claim over the late family member’s properties or dues. Varisu certificate or legal heir certificate (in English) includes the name(s) of the legal heir(s) of the deceased and their relationship with the deceased. Thus, it helps in determining the appropriate successor. Varisu Certificate, in Tamil, is also known as Varisu Sandrithal.
Legal heir certificate significance
Upon the demise of a registered owner of a property, a family member (spouse, child or parent) may have to prove that he/she is the legitimate heir to claim the assets or properties of the deceased person. There have been false claim cases over properties. Hence, obtaining a Varisu certificate becomes essential. The document is issued by the government authority after proper investigation of the eligible heir(s).
Apart from the transfer of movable/immovable properties and assets of the deceased, the Varisu certificate is required for various purposes. These include:
- Claiming insurance policy benefits, provident fund, and gratuity
- Sanction of family pension
- Transfer of properties of the deceased or purchase of ancestral property
- Receiving salary arrears (for state/central government employees)
- Gaining employment on compassionate grounds
- Transfer of deposits or investments
- Transfer of utilities
Varisu certificate online: How to apply for legal heir certificate online in Tamil Nadu?
In the offline method for obtaining a legal heir certificate, the legal heir should approach the municipality office/tehsil office of the respective area, or the district civil court, and apply. However, citizens in Tamil Nadu can now go to the official government website for the Varisu certificate and apply online. The Tamil Nadu government provides the e-Sevai application, a facility for online access to several citizen-centric services through the Common Service Centers (CSCs).
Here is a step-by-step guide to obtain the legal heir certificate and download it.
Step 1: Visit the official TN e-Sevai portal and log in with your credentials.
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First-time users are required to register on the website. Click on the ‘New User? Sign Up here’ option on the right-hand side of the main page.
Step 2: On the next page, provide details like full name, taluk, district, email ID, and mobile number. Enter the captcha and click on ‘Sign Up’.
Step 3: Enter the OTP (one time password) you receive on your mobile number.
Step 4: After successful verification, click on ‘Login’ and enter your login credentials. Users can also log in with their registered mobile number.
Step 5: Click on the ‘Service wise’ option on the left panel. From the available list of documents, click on REV-114 Legal Heir Certificate.
Step 6: A new window will appear, as shown below. Scroll down the page and click on ‘Proceed’.
Step 7: On the next page, submit relevant details like name, CAN number, father’s name, email Id, Aadhaar number, mobile number and date of birth. Click on ‘Search’. Users who do not have a CAN number need to register by clicking on the ‘Register CAN’ link.
Step 8: Now you can view the legal heir certificate form online. Complete the application form and upload the relevant documents. After uploading the documents, proceed to make the online payment.
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On successful payment, you will get an acknowledgement receipt for the Varisu certificate application. You can download and save it for future reference. The receipt contains the application number that can be used to check the Varisu certificate application status.
Varisu certificate eligibility
The following individuals are entitled to get the Varisu certificate in Tamil Nadu as per Indian law:
- Spouse (wife/husband) of the deceased
- Children (son/daughter) of the deceased
- Parents (mother/father) of the deceased
- Sibling (brother/sister) of the deceased
Varisu certificate: documents required
Given below is the list of documents that one needs when applying for the REV-114 legal heir certificate in Tamil Nadu.
- A self-undertaking affidavit
- A valid identity proof of the applicant (Aadhaar Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Passport, or any government-issued ID card)
- Valid address proof of the applicant (Valid ID proofs, telephone/mobile bill, gas bill, bank passbook with name and address of the legal heir)
- Death certificate of the deceased
- Date of birth of legal heir(s) (birth certificate, PAN card, school transfer/leaving certificate, passport)
- Address proof of the deceased
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Varisu certificate online status
Applicants can check the status of their Varisu certificate online application in a few easy steps. Go to the TN edistrict Department login page and enter the application/acknowledgement number on the box on the top right corner.
Alternately, users can log in to the e-Sevai portal and click on the legal heir certificate. When redirected to a new page, click on the ‘Check status’ option to know the Varisu certificate application status.
Once the application gets approved by the authority and is digitally signed, the legal heir certificate in the online portal will be available for download.
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How to get legal heir certificate offline?
One can also apply for a legal heir certificate offline by visiting the Taluk/Tahsildar office.
- Get the application form that is available for a price of Rs 60. To get the form for legal heir certificate, you can also download it online.
- Submit the form after entering all the relevant details and attaching necessary documents.
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What is the cost of a legal heir certificate in India?
The cost of a legal heir certificate in India includes the stamp paper cost of Rs 20 and the stamp cost of Rs 2.
How long does it take to get a legal heir certificate?
It may take about 30 days to get a legal heir certificate.
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