What is a Succession Certificate?

The succession certificate is issued by the court of a competent authority, which secures the possession of legal heirs concerning movable assets. The assets mainly include deposits in the bank, shares, certificates, and bonds, stocks, or insurance amounts.

The government or the financial institution may issue the assets. The succession certificate can also be defined in terms of the authority given to the legal heirs to retrieve liable assets. All the details associated with the deceased person are mentioned, defining the relation of the deceased with the petitioner.

How to Get a Succession Certificate in Pakistan?

The succession certificate is an extensive process, including request form deposition to the generation of succession certificate. The process for filing a request for the succession is as follows:

  1. Complete the form and submit a request for a succession certificate along with the required particulars such as death certificate, petitioner CNIC and other related evidence.
  2. An advertisement will be posted in one of the newspapers having a minor fee (i.e. the fee required for posting an ad in the newspaper). Any rightful heir can claim to the petition during such period. 
  3. After the successful submission of the application request for the succession certificate, the surety bond needs to be submitted. 
  4. The court will order the succession certificate based on the judgment of the court’s hearings and proceedings. 

What is a Succession Certificate in Pakistan?

The succession certificate in Pakistan allows the successors to acquire the assets of the deceased person. If, for any reason, or during any circumstances, a person dies without declaring a will, the rightful heirs can still attain their portion of the assets by succession certificate.

A petition request for the succession certificate is submitted to civil court for decision. The petitioner may have to submit a surety letter equivalent to the amount they are trying to secure with the succession certificate.

Once the process is completed and a succession certificate is issued, the petitioner can easily obtain the rightful immovable property and relevant share from the deceased assets.

The following succession certificate can be used to retrieve all the remaining assets and valuables with interest in the specified proportions from the government and financial institutions.

How to Get a Succession Certificate with DV Solicitors?

DV Solicitors is a highly recognized law firm managing legal operations within the UK and Pakistan boundaries. Suppose you are a British Pakistani looking for a resolution with a succession certificate, no matter if it is in the UK or Pakistan.

Our Solicitors can guide your way through the resolution in the best possible time. The DV Solicitors is an emerging law firm with clients expanded all over the UK and Pakistan regions.

We have helped numerous cases, dealing with all the legal situations and official matters with proficient skills. Reach us today and get your succession certificate conveniently! 

A succession certificate is authorized by the district judge of the associated jurisdiction. The appropriate jurisdiction will be where the deceased person generally remained at the time of their death or, if no such place is available, the jurisdiction within which any property belonging to the deceased may be found.

Once you acquire the court’s succession certificate, you can distribute the assets to the legal heirs accordingly. A succession may not be granted in a situation where obtaining a Probate of Letter of Administration is necessary, especially when there is a valid will.

Without an inheritance certificate, also known as ‘Wirasat-nama’, the transfer of property in Pakistan is incomplete. After the legal heirs are issued with inheritance certificates, they can transfer immovable properties or assets.

The legal heir certificate is issued to identify the heirs of a deceased person. In contrast, the succession certificate is sanctioned to validate the heirs’ legality and the authority to transfer immovable assets and properties of the deceased. 

The process includes submitting a request in the civil court. After the request form is submitted along with the associated particulars such as death certificate, CNIC, and a valid family form explaining the petitioner’s direct relation with the deceased person.

A succession certificate is compulsory for requiring assets such as bank balance or immovable assets of the deceased such as bank balance, fixed deposits, shares, mutual fund investments, etc.

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