Can a Will Be Regis­tered?

Consumer Voice - - Bfsi Guide | Where There Is A Will -

The reg­is­tra­tion of a will is not com­pul­sory. It can be fully val­ued even if un­reg­is­tered. How­ever, the tes­ta­tor may reg­is­ter the will or de­posit the will in a sealed cover with any­one he is ac­quainted with, who knows the fam­ily of the tes­ta­tor. There is no time limit for reg­is­tra­tion. A will can also be regis­tered by the ex­ecu­tor or any ben­e­fi­ciary after the tes­ta­tor’s demise. If there is no ex­ecu­tor of a will, the court will ap­point one. There is no stamp duty for reg­is­tra­tion of a will. In the event of the per­son de­sir­ing the will to be regis­tered, he has to ap­proach the of­fice of the sub-regis­trar and has to be ac­com­pa­nied by the per­sons who have signed as wit­nesses on the said will. The ex­ecu­tor of the will and the at­test­ing wit­nesses have to put their sig­na­tures and thumb im­pres­sions in the reg­is­ter main­tained by the sub-regis­trar. There are sub-regis­trars de­fined for var­i­ous dis­tricts and you have to in­quire in this re­gard from the con­cerned of­fice as to which sub-regis­trar you are re­quired to get your will regis­tered with.

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