How to apply for Death Certificate ?
A death certificate is a document, issued by the Government to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact and cause of death.
Need of death certificate
- It is essential to prove the time and date of death
- To establish the fact of death for relieving the individual from social, legal and official obligations,
- To enable settlement of property inheritance,
- To authorise the family to collect insurance and other benefits
Application for death certificate
If you report the death within 21 days of occurrence, you can obtain free copy of the ┬аdeath certificate/extract after verification.
If you require a death certificate at a later date, you have to apply in the prescribed form. You have to furnish details like name of the person, age, date of death, place of death, residential address at the time of death ( See :Format of application prescribed by Corporation of Chennai┬а). Submit the filled form and obtain the acknowledgement.
In rural areas, on has to apply for the Death Certificate in the Taluk Office, within two years of death and thereafter it has to be applied in the Sub-RegistrarтАЩs office
In Town/ Municipal areas, one has to apply in the respective Town/ Municipal Office.
You has to fix a court fee stamp of Rs 2 in the application form.
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