How to Apply Legal Heir Certificate Online in Tamil Nadu

In this topic, we are going to see “How to Apply Legal Heir Certificate Online in Tamil Nadu” which is a completely online procedure and does not require physical verification.

This Certificate which you are applying online can be tracked and downloaded online post the approval of the required officers.

What is Legal Heir Certificate?

Legal Heir certificate is required when a Family Member is suddenly demised and if you required to transfer the assets to a new person in the Family.

Below are the Persons who will be considered as Legal Heirs in the Family:

  • Spouse of the Deceased
  • Children of the deceased (Son/ Daughter)
  • Parents of the deceased
  • Sibling of the deceased

Apply Legal Heir Certificate

To apply for Legal Heir Certificate, First visit the following TNeGA official Portal: TNeGA Login

Once you visit the above link, you will be able to see below login page where you have to log in with your details

How to Apply Legal Heir Certificate Online in Tamil Nadu

If you are a new User and requires to know about the Procedure to create an account, check the following link: How to Register CAN Number – CAN Registration, Modification Online

Once you login to your account in the portal, you will see the following page where you should choose the “Revenue Department”.

How to Apply Legal Heir Certificate Online in Tamil Nadu

Choose the “Legal Heir Certificate” from the Revenue Department Services as per the below image.


Service Description

If the head or a member of the family expires, the next direct legal heir of the deceased such as the wife or husband or son or daughter or mother may apply for legal-heirship certificate.

The application for the purpose of transferring Electricity connection, House Tax, Telephone connection/patta transfer, Bank Account, etc.

If the person who died is a Government servant, a legal heir certificate is issued for sanction of family pension, to get an appointment on compassionate grounds.

Supporting Documents

The following are the Supporting Documents required for applying the Legal Heir Certificate.

  • Address of the deceased where he ordinarily resided before death (anyone from the below document list)
  • Divorce Copy
  • Death Certificate of First Wife
  • Evidence for second marriage
  • Self-Declaration of the spouse indicating all other legal heirs (including Mother in law)
  • Marriage Registration Certificate or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhaar Cards or NPR data to establish a relationship
  • Birth Certificate of all the children or T.C of all the children
  • Death Certificate of the deceased
  • Death Certificate of both the parents
  • Birth Certificate or Community Certificate or Passport or Aadhaar (all eligible heirs) or TC or NPR or Employee Service Board
  • Birth Certificate or TC or NPR or Employee Service Record or Community Certificate or Passport or Voter ID or Aadhaar of all eligible heirs
  • Guardianship order issued by Hon’ble Civil court to prove relationship to the heirs
  • Self-declaration of the parents
  • Self-Declaration of Applicant
  • Document Proof for Legally Adoption

Application Form

Once you select the Certificate, you could see the following procedures which are required to apply for the certificate.

Form Procedure

After you read the instructions, click on proceed to move for CAN selection page

CAN details

Search the CAN number using Mobile Number/Email-ID or through Name and select your Exact CAN number.

Once you found the CAN, you can verify it with your Mobile Number with OTP and proceed for the Application page.

In the application form, your address details will be filled automatically using the CAN details, only the following page need to be filled.

Application Form

Address of the deceased Person

The following details need to be filled for the address details of the Family Member who is no more.

StateSelect the State in this column
District District detail of the Person
TalukTaluk Details of the person
Revenue VillageVillage Details of the Taluk Revenue
Street.No/NameStreet No of the Address
தெரு எண் / பெயர்Street No. of the address in Tamil
Building / Door / Flat No.Building No. with address need to be filled
Pin Code / அஞ்சல் எண்Enter the Pincode of your address

Legal Heir Details

Legal Heir Details form will look like below where the details of Heir should be entered with the required details.

Legal Heir Details
Whether there are any Legally Adopted HeirsSelect Yes/No from the Option
NameEnter the Name of the Legal Heir Details
AgeAge Details of the person
Relationship to the DeceasedSelect the Relationship of the person
Marital StatusMarital Status of the Legal Heir
Living StatusSelect whether Alive or Dead
“Add” ButtonIf you want to add another person, select add and fill the details
“Submit” ButtonSelect the Submit Button to proceed for the next page
“Cancel” ButtonSelect Cancel if you required to cancel the same

Once you fill all the above details, click on submit to proceed for the payment of Fees Rs.60.

Once you pay the fees, download the Acknowledgement form, and use it for your reference and tracking.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much the cost of Application?

Application cost Rs.60 and there are no other charges

Did we required to visit Taluk Office?

No, you don’t require to visit the Taluk office or VAO office to get the certificate, this is a complete online facility.

Can we download a Certificate online?

Yes, you can download the Certificate online through the link – Download Certificate

How Many days will it take to provide the Certificate?

It will take up to 1 week for the process of your Application which will go several Approvals

What to do if the Application is rejected?

You will receive a message in your Mobile Number and you can go the returned application in the TnEsevai portal.

And can reapply for the application making the changes according to the comments stated in a rejected application.

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