How to Get Succession Certificate from NADRA

In this article, you will learn how to get a succession certificate from NADRA. The National Data and Regulatory Authority (NADRA) is a federal department that is now authorized to give succession certificates to citizens. To get a succession certificate from NADRA, first, you have to collect some of the documents and need some basic information. So, here I will guide you through the process of obtaining a succession certificate from NADRA easily.

What is a Succession Certificate?

A succession certificate is a legal document issued by NADRA to the legal heirs of a deceased person. Before NADRA the civil courts in Pakistan were authorized to give this certificate.  Where a deceased person left no will then the succession certificate is the basic documents for the legal heirs to claim the assets/property of a deceased person or relative.

Steps for Application Processing

To get a succession certificate you have to follow the steps given below:

Application initiation and deceased details

At first, you have to open the website and then choose your relevant region. After that, a new window will show up with detailed information. The first step is to initiate an application for obtaining a succession certificate. The applicant will submit the prescribed fee and the credentials along with the deceased information for the issuance of the succession certificate. On this application, you will write the following details:

  • Applicant’s CNIC
  • Biometric and photograph of the Applicant
  • Deceased CNIC number
  • Deceased Parents name (If not found in the National database)
  • Religion and Sect of Deceased

Detail of legal Heirs and Assets

In the second step, the applicant the details of legal heirs and the complete assets details. He will also mention the share of each legal heir on a prescribed Affidavit. The NADRA representative then enter the same information into the database and also verified it. At this point, if all or some of the legal heirs are present, then their biometrics will also be taken. The applicant will provide the following details of legal heirs and assets/property:

  • Name and ID number of Legal Heirs
  • Gender of Legal Heirs
  • Relation with applicant
  • Relation with deceased
  • Religion (can be different amongst legal heirs)
  • Sect (can be different amongst legal heirs)
  • Mobile number and provider name
  • Email ID (if available)
  • Asset type
  • Asset description
  • Share of legal heirs of total asset

Biometric Verification

In the third step, the biometric verification of all the legal heirs will be captured. If any legal heir’s biometric is not verified then he or she will be asked to update their biometrics before moving further.  However, in the case of a senior citizen, bandaged, Amputation, or problematic fingerprints, verification through (VERSYS) will be carried out.

Scanning of Documents

In the fourth step, all the documents that the applicant has provided will be scanned and stored in the database permanently. You will have the option to change it before scanning. The authorities will ask you to provide these documents for scanning purposes.

  • Affidavits
  • Copy of ID document of legal heirs
  • Moveable assets details for which the certificate is applied for
  • Any other document deemed appropriate by the Authority

After that you will move to the fifth step which is:

Newspaper Advertisement

You or NADRA both can give advertisements for the public at large in a prescribed format and it will be published in Two Nationwide newspapers (one English and one Urdu). Advertisements will be displayed on the NADRA website as well. The advertisement is given for the purpose that if anyone is aggrieved from this act he shall bring his objection to NADRA’s notice.

Logging of Objection

If any person is aggrieved from this succession certificate then he must tell NADRA about it. When NADRA verifies its objection and finds it valid, he will bring into the applicant’s knowledge. After raising objection the applicant has to get a succession certificate from Civil Court and not from NADRA anymore.

Approval of Succession Certificate

Your succession certificate case will be approved if no objection is raised within the 14 days of giving the advertisement. Now you will become fully authorized to get the succession certificate from NADRA.

Printing and Delivery of Succession Certificate

Once the officer in charge approves the case, the applicant has read and endorsed the contents of the certificate. Delivery of the certificate will also be recorded into the system.  So, this is how you can get a succession certificate from NADRA.

Fee for obtaining Succession Certificate

The applicant will pay the fee of Rs. 20,000 if the value of the asset/property is more than Rs. 100,000 and Rs. 10,000 if the value of the asset/property is less than Rs. 100,000. You can also get the duplicate of the succession certificate by paying Rs. 5,000.

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