Registration of a Will is not mandatory in India. However, when any individual wishes to add one more witness to his/her Will that is the Govt. of India (Sub-registrar’s Office), they may do so voluntarily with extra efforts and some additional cost. Such registration helps the family when someone challenges the authenticity of the Will resulting into court intervention to prove genuineness of the Will. With Registration of Will, proving genuineness becomes easy without calling witnesses etc. as per facts of all such cases.
WillJini offers Will Registration Service all over India through its associates as a value addition services to fulfil wishes of the Will writer. It is an offline service and for registration of Will, the testator has to visit the local sub-registrar’s office where they reside.
WillJini services charge for registration is Rs. 5000/= per Will at any location in India including scanning charges (excluding GST).
- • Normally a Will is signed at the home/office of the person in presence of two witnesses and Registration of a Will can be done during lifetime after a Will has been signed.
- • Will is to be registered at the office of Sub-registrar of Assurances which is in the jurisdiction of the residence of the person who made the Will. There are no government fees for registration of a Will except scanning and photocopy charges which is very nominal.
- • The testator must be personally present at the Sub-registrar’s office along with two witnesses.
- • Registration of a Will normally takes a maximum of up to 30-45 minutes, however preparation may take 3 days for documentation, witnesses and appointment at the Sub-registrar’s office
- • The person making the Will has to personally go to the Sub-registrar’s office with 2 passport size photographs.
- • A Mental Fitness Certificate of the Testator from an MBBS / MD Doctor.
- • Original Signed Will.
- • Two witnesses must also be present with their 2 photographs.
- • Photo proof of person who has made the Will.
- • Photo proof of the two witnesses.
- • Address Proof of the person who has made Will.
- • Pan Card of Person making Will as well as of two Witnesses.
- • Inspection of Will is not allowed to public
- • Only the person who has made the Will can get a copy from the Sub-registrar’s office.
- • After the death of the person, his/her family member or the executor can get a copy of the Will after due verification of their identity.