“Transmission” is the terminology used for this procedure that means passing of property in shares to the legal heirs. In the event of death of the shareholder procedure for transmission of shares is as follows;

Where there is a nominee;

For shares in demat mode, you have to send to the Depository Participant (DP);

  1. Notarized copy of the death certificate
  2. Duly filled Transmission Request Form (TRF).

For physical shares, you may be requested to send any of the below documents to the Registrar and Share Transfer Agent (RTA);

  1. Original Share certificates.
  2. Duly filled Transmission Request Form (TRF).
  3. An affidavit / declaration by the nominee declaring his rights.
  4. Notarized copy of the death certificate.

Where there is no nomination: (Part A) 

Shares held in Demat mode; 

Where value of the shares is upto Rs. 100,000, one or more of the following documents is to be furnished to the DP;

  1. Notarized copy of the death certificate
  2. Transmission Request Form(TRF)
  3. Affidavit – to the effect of the claim of legal ownership to the shares,
  4. Deed of indemnity – Indemnifying the depository and Depository Participants  (DP)
  5. NOC* from legal heir(s), if applicable or family settlement deed duly executed by all legal heirs of the deceased beneficial owner.

Where value is more than Rs 100,000, the Depository Participants (DP) may additionally insist on one or more of the following documents;

  1. Surety form
  2. Succession certificate
  3. Probated will

Shares held in Physical mode: 

Where the Shares are in physical mode, The RTA (Registrar/Share Transfer Agent) may insist on any of following documents;

  1. Original Share certificates.
  2. Duly filled Transmission Request Form (TRF).
  3. Notarized copy of the death certificate.
  4. Succession certificate or
  5. Probate or letter of administration duly attested by Court Officer or Notary

 * In case of multiple successors, NOC from non-applicants shall be recorded on the share transmission form of the applicant instead of insisting separate share transmission form from each of the successors.  

Transmission of shares is required to be done within a period of one month for share held in physical form and within seven days for shares held in Demat form, from the date of lodgment of the Transmission Request Form by listed companies. 

Sources: SEBI

Procedure for Transmission of Shares, In the Event of Death of the Shareholder

11 thoughts on “Procedure for Transmission of Shares, In the Event of Death of the Shareholder

  • May 23, 2015 at 1:46 PM
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    In a case where shares of a listed Company are held in physical mode jointly by Wife and husband (Wife being first applicant) what procedure should be adopted on the death of second holder?
    NOTE: 1.The first applicant does not remember whether the shares were applied on “either or survivor” basis or not. 2. The shares are required to be transmitted in the sole name of the first applicant. 3.The only other heir is the son of the deceased who is ready to give NoC for the transmission.
    Now my questions are:-
    1. If the original application was on “either or survivor” basis would it be sufficient to submit the death certificate of the deceased by the first applicant? 2. what procedure should be followed if the basis of holding as said above is not known?

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    • June 13, 2015 at 9:24 PM
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      Hi Sanjay,

      Attested Death Certificate along with share transmission form needs to be sent to company registrar office. This will help. Since 1st holder doesn’t know the mode of holdings then in that case at least further communication from registrar office will clarify everything. I don’t think, NOC of son is of any use here as one of the owners is still alive.

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      • June 16, 2015 at 4:51 PM
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        Dear Sir,
        My case is same as above, My father died last month. I don’t have any nomination. I am only son. what should I do..
        Yaseen

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        • June 16, 2015 at 6:35 PM
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          Hi Yaseen,

          I am sorry for you loss. Do refer the process as suggested under “Where there is no nomination”

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  • April 11, 2017 at 12:31 AM
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    Dear Sir i also have same question like M YASEEN if there is no nomination how share can transfer after death of shareholder as of now ????
    Which Documents required???

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    • May 6, 2017 at 7:51 AM
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      Hi Anas,

      You need to have Share Transmission Form, Death Certificate, Legal Heir/Succession Certificate & Original Share Certificate for the said purpose.

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  • May 4, 2017 at 2:30 PM
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    I lost my wife way back on 23/03/2003. Shares of SBI were in her name in physical mode. Don’t remember if my name (being the husband) was there as nominee in the Application Form. However, her name was followed by mine as (Care of) in the Address line. How to proceed for transmission (in my name or jointly in the names of me and my only child)?

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    • May 6, 2017 at 7:42 AM
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      Hi Sibajyoti,

      You need to fill up share transmission form for the physical certificate in the name of legal heir. Do attach death certificate, legal heir/succession certificate, original share certificate & send to SBI registrar office.

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      • May 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM
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        Being the Husband and having not remarried – am I not a Legal Heir by default ?

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  • June 12, 2017 at 3:40 PM
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    My brother lost his wife a month back He holds shares of various company’s with his wife being the first holder and my brother being the second holder. The shares are held in demat form.What action is neededto be taken by my brother so that the share certificates are transferred in his name. Or since he is the second holder the shares are automatically transferred in his name once the death certificate is submitted to the depository

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    • June 16, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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      Hi Anil!,

      This is very sad news about your brother. Since he is already a part owner of the stocks, thus after demise of his wife share will be fully in his name. In such situation, death certificate needs to be submitted at Demat service provider (Depository Participant )to convert the account in single name.

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