The process of obtaining a succession certificate involves several steps. First, you need to file a petition with the civil court of appropriate jurisdiction. You will need to provide essential documents, including the original death certificate of the deceased person, details of all the legal heirs, an inventory of the deceased person's assets and debts, and other relevant information.
Once your petition is filed, the district court then will issue notices to all concerned parties and conduct hearings to verify the claims of the legal heirs. After thorough examination, if the court is satisfied with the application, it will grant the succession certificate. The timeline to obtain a succession certificate can vary, but it often takes a few months to a year or more, depending on the complexity of the case and the workload of the district court.