How to Obtain Succession Certificate in Bangladesh:
A succession certificate is a document that gives authority to the successor of a deceased person, to represent the deceased for the purpose of collecting debts and securities due to him or payable in his name. Succession Certificate is granted by a Civil Court to the legal heirs of a deceased person who dies without leaving a will under the Succession Act 1925. It establishes the authenticity of the heirs and gives them the authority to have securities and other assets transferred in their names as well as inherit debts.
How to Obtain Succession Certificate:
- Death Certificate & NID of the Deceased
- Warisan Sanad of the Heirs
- Statements of Debts and Securities (e.g. Bank Statement)
- NID of the Applicants (Heirs of the Deceased)
- Death Certificate: Death Certificate have to collected from the concern City Corporation/Municipality/Union Parishad as per Birth and Death Registration Act, 2004.
- Warisan Sanad: It contains the list of the heirs of the deceased. It have to collect from the concern City Corporation / Municipality/Union Parishad.
Step 01: Required Document Collection: For obtaining Succession Certificate firstly have to collect the required documents from the concern authorities.
Step 02: Preparation and Submission of Application: After collecting the required documents have to prepare an Application for obtaining Succession Certificate as per Section 372 of the Succession Act 1925. Such application have to be verified and signed by the Applicants, heirs of the deceased and have to submit the same in the Joint District Judge Court, which is authorized to deal with such applications. Along with such application required Court Fees have to be submitted.
Step 03: Court Proceedings: After receiving the application, the Court shall summon the Defendant/s. The defendant may either submit a written statement supporting the Applicants or may submit a written objection. Thereafter the Court shall fix a date for hearing and hearing the parties the Court shall make an Order for the grant of the Certificate to the applicant.
Step 04: Succession Certificate: Finally the Court shall provide a Succession Certificate to the Applicant as per his/her application in the prescribed form. In the Certificate the Court shall specify the debts and securities may thereby empower the applicant to receive the same.
Time Frame: Generally it takes 1.5-3 months to obtain a Succession Certificate from the Court.