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INHERITANCE REQUIREMENTS


INHERITANCE

A document by which the deceased’s heirs are recognized and entitled to inheritance.

Inheritance is made by one of the heirs or their attorney by submitting a written request. It’s not mandatory for all the heirs to be present in order to request an inheritance letter. One of the heirs is sufficient to arrange an inheritance letter. At the time of making an inheritance letter, the following questions will be asked:

Deceased’s date of death, place of death, and the cause of death.

Recognition of the deceased’s heirs, if any, stating their names and IDs (Taskeras)



REQUIREMENTS FOR MAKING AN INHERITANCE LETTER:

Five (5) Witnesses

Witnesses should be Afghans

Witnesses should be men

If women, two women are counted as one men, in accordance to the Islamic laws.

Each witness should provide two passport size photos

Each witness should be having their ID’s such as driver’s license

A $125 money order payable to the order of Afghan Consulate – New York



Note: witnesses shouldn’t be one of the heirs. Also, presence of the deceased’s death certificate is mandatory. 

Processing time: one business day – by appointment

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