To register your Will in India, you typically need to visit the local sub-registrar's office in the jurisdiction where you reside. The Will registration process involves the submission of your original Will, along with the below necessary documents. Payment of a nominal fee will be required towards registration charges.
- Two passport-size photographs of the Testator. In some jurisdictions, photographs and thumb imprints are electronically captured
- Medical certificate from an MBBS/MD doctor in written form verifying that the testator is of sound mind and fully capable of making decisions
- The original Will that is signed by the Testator
- Two attesting witnesses should also be present at the sub registrar's office to sign. They must also carry their photo proof
- ID proof of the Testator and two witnesses
- Address proof of the Testator
- PAN card of the Testator as well as the two witnesses
After successful registration, you'll receive a registration certificate from the sub registrar. Keep this certificate in a secure place, and consider providing copies to your family members and appointed executor for reference.