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Andhra Pradesh - Obtain a Death Certificate

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Introduction

A Death Certificate is a document issued by the Government to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact and cause of death. It is essential to register death to prove the time and date of death, to establish the fact of death for relieving the individual from social, legal and official obligations, to enable settlement of property inheritance, and to authorise the family to collect insurance and other benefits.

Eligibility

Any citizen or any foreigner's legal heir, the death of whose relative takes place in the State.

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Instructions

  • The local bodies - Municipalities in the urban and the Mandal Revenue Office in the rural areas of the state.
  • In India, it is mandatory under the law (as per the Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969) to register every death with the concerned State/UT Government within 21 days of its occurrence.
  • The Government accordingly has provided for a well-defined system for registration of Death, with the Registrar General, India, at the centre and the Chief Registrars in States, running through district registrars to the village and town registrars at the periphery.

Required Information

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

A death can be reported and registered by the head of the family, in case it occurs in a house; by the medical in-charge if it occurs in a hospital; by the jail in-charge if it occurs in a jail; and by the headman of the village or the in-charge of the local police station in case the body is found deserted in that area.

  1. To apply for a Death Certificate, you must first register the death.
  2. The death has to be registered with the concerned local authorities within 21 days of its occurrence, by filling up the form prescribed by the Registrar.
  3. Death Certificate is then issued after proper verification.
  4. If a death is not registered within 21 days of its occurrence, permission from the Registrar/Area Magistrate, along with the fee prescribed in case of late registration, is required.
  5. The application form in which you are required to apply is usually available with the area's local body authorities, or with the Registrar who maintains the Register of Deaths.
  6. You might also need to submit proof of birth of the deceased, an affidavit specifying the date and time of death, a copy of the ration card, and the required fee in the form of court fee stamps.
Apply Online
  • To order death certificate online please use the link http://www.esevaonline.com/
  • Please click on services--> GHMC --> Birth & Death
  • If registered, pay the required fee amount of Rs.20/ per certificate and eSeva service charges Rs.15/- and required courier charges as per the option below
Applicant can choose the option for delivery of certificate
  1. At eSeva Rs.15/-
  2. Within GHMC Limits Rs.25/-
  3. With in AP (out side of GHMC) Rs.40/-
  4. With in India Rs.60/-
  • If the applicant chooses the option 1, applicant has to come to eSeva for collecting the certificate/s after 3 working days(excluding the date of application).
  • If option 2 or 3 the certificate/s will be courier to applicant address after receiving the certificate/s from the GHMC Circle offices.

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Required Documents

  • The application is to be made in the prescribed format with a legal certificate.
  • Then it will be verified & the certificate will be issued.

Fees

  • At eSeva Rs.15/-
  • Within GHMC Limits Rs.25/-
  • With in AP (out side of GHMC) Rs.40/-
  • With in India Rs.60/-

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

The concerned local body will give the form(FORM 4) free of cost in most of the places. They can also be downloaded from http://ccla.ap.gov.in/revformsmain.htm. Online submission is not possible at the moment.

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Please follow the link for http://www.ap.nic.in/DistCents.htm

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

http://www.esevaonline.com/

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