A death certificate is a legal document issued by the urban department of the state government to the nearest relatives of the Deceased individual of the state.
A death certificate certifies the place, date, time and cause of death of the person.
It is mandatory to register death of the individual under section of BIRTH AND DEATH REGISTRATION ACT 1969.
It provides legal and social proof for legal purpose, for claiming pension , life insurance, medical benefits, Income tax return and other official benefits etc.
According to section 159 of income tax act of 1961, if a taxpayer dies, his/her legal representative liable to pay the amount, which the deceased would have been liable to pay.
The death of an individual has to registered within 21 days
Note:- if the deceased individual was a tax payer, the spouse of the individual has to file the income tax return
Reasons for obtaining certificate
Death certificate provides legal evidence of the cause of death and also helps in claiming many facilities such as :-
Settling Property inheritance registration,
bank account and settling estate,
Income tax return,
Record of mortality rate.
It also states the cause of death.
Note: – if the deceased individual was a tax payer, the spouse of the individual has to file the income tax return, for filing income tax return of the deceased individual death certificate is mandatory.
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Who can register death certificate?
Death of an individual has to be registered within 21 days from the day of death.
Registration of death should be done by following specified person.
In case death occurs in the house , the head of household is eligible to register the birth in the concerned Registrar’s office.
If the person dies in the hospital, a person who is authorized by the medical institute is responsible for recording/registering the death in the respective registrar office.
In case if Death occurs in jail, the jailer or the in-charge of the jail can register the death with the concerned registrar office.
In case death occurs in a public place, the local police in-charge or headman of the village can record the death.
Any one of the family member’s can register a death by visiting nearest Panchayat of the village or common service center.
Documents required for registration
Documents required for registration of death certificate are as follows:-
Age proof of the deceased person :- birth certificate , 10th class marks sheet,
Voter ID card
Medical certificate stating the cause of the death.
Address proof of the deceased person :- landline bill, electricity bills, gas card etc.
Property tax receipt.
Passport size photo of the deceased.
Where to register death of the deceased person
Death should be registered in prescribed authority are as follows:-
In rural area :-
Village Panchayat office.
Common service center.
Block medical office.
Primary health center.
Community health center.
In urban area :-
City/town corporation office.
community health center
You can apply certificate online or offline as per the guidelines provided by your state.
To apply for death certificate applicant needs to visit nearest authorized office.
Ask clerk for application form,
Fill the details and submit all the required documents
Clerk will issue a receipt with an acknowledgement number.
The offline process takes near about 20 days to 30 days.
Visit the link given below :-
Click on the home page apply or request form for death certificate
Fill all the required details and upload documents required.
And submit the form.
You have to pay 2 to 5 rs if applying within 21 days from the date of death.
7 to 15 rs if applying after 21 day from the day of death.
Print the receipt.
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For uttar pradesh :-
You can track status of the certificate by visiting the link given above.
Click on the home page death certificate status or verification.
Fill the receipt number and click on search.
Then download the death certificate.
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