The certificate of inheritance in Bulgaria

The certificate of inheritance contains information concerning the heirs by intestate succession or will. This guarantees the possibility for the heir to take advantage of his rights to succeed the deceased. With the certificate of inheritance the heirs can identify themselves as heirs before third parties and government authorities.

To obtain this certificate, the heir must file a request with the mayor of the community where the deceased had his last permanent residence. The information is received by the register of the place where the testator lived before he died. This register is a part of the population register of the community. The heir has to indicate the names of the testator and the eventual coheirs. The death certificate must be attached to the request.