Death Certificate: Delhi

A Death Certificate is an official document issued by the municipal authorities certifying the death of an individual. It includes crucial information such as the date, time, and cause of death. This document is essential for legal and administrative purposes. A Death Certificate is commonly required in the following situations:

  • Legal Proceedings: During legal processes involving the deceased person's assets and liabilities.
  • Insurance Claims: To claim life insurance benefits.
  • Government Procedures: For pension claims, settlement of provident fund, and other government-related benefits.
  • Genealogy Research: It aids in genealogy and family history research.
  • Property Transfer: It is necessary for the transfer of property ownership in the case of the deceased person.

Documents Required for Death Certificate - within 1 year of death

If you are applying for the death certificate within the first year of the death, the following documents are mandatory for submission:

  • Cremation/Body Donation/Burial Ground Receipt or FIR/MLC/DD/General Diary: Provide the official document confirming details of the cremation, body donation, burial ground, or any related records in case of a brought-dead scenario. This ensures accurate documentation of the final disposition.
  • ID of Deceased (Choose One):
    • Ration Card
    • PAN Card
    • Aadhar Card
    • Passport
    • Bank Passbook
    • Voter ID
  • ID of Informant: Furnish the identification document of the person providing the information for the registration process. This ensures accountability and accuracy in the registration details.

In cases where the Death Certificate Registration is initiated after one year, it is mandatory to obtain an SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) Order. This order, along with the associated documentation, ensures the accurate and legal registration of the death even after the one-year timeframe. The SDM Order is obtained through the designated online portal,, and is crucial for fulfilling the regulatory requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of generating the Death Certificate typically takes a standard period of 15 days. However, in certain circumstances, it may extend up to 21 to 30 days. We strive to expedite the issuance while ensuring accuracy and compliance with all necessary protocols.

For the convenience of accessing and obtaining Death Certificates, a nominal fee of 11 rupees will be charged per certificate search. This fee contributes to the maintenance and enhancement of our services, ensuring efficient and secure retrieval of the required documentation.

At eSahayak, we understand the importance of a Death Certificate during challenging times. Our user-friendly platform streamlines the process, making it hassle-free and efficient. Our platform makes it easy for you to apply death certificate. Simply click on Apply Now button, submit your required details and we will complete all the formalities required to get death certificate.