The opening of the inheritance is made at the place of permanent or primary residence of the deceased citizen. The fact of such residence is confirmed by presented to the notary public documents issued by the registration bodies. If the place of residence or the place of registration of the testator is unknown, the inheritance shall be opened at the location of the inherited property.
In contrast to the persons who by law are in any event entitled to a compulsory share of inheritance, the citizens recognized by court unworthy heirs will not be able to accept the inheritance after the parent's death.
In order to begin the procedure of succession, you need to get your hands on a death certificate of the citizen. The document is issued by the authority of civil state or territorial local authority if there is no Registrar.
Further, the citizen who has the right to inheritance acquisition, where appropriate, should issue a statement of acceptance of the inheritance or the statement for issue of a certificate of inheritance. Any of these statements be submitted to the notary public or official authorized to issue a certificate of inheritance at the place of opening the inheritance. The application can be submitted personally, through another person (e.g., messenger) or send by mail.
If in the submitted statement signed by the person wishing to enter into the inheritance, the notary is not certified, it is considered that the period for acceptance of inheritance is not skipped, but the inheritance is accepted. However, the certificate of inheritance for this statement is not issued.
The heir may exercise their right of inheritance without recourse to a notary or other authorized official. In this case, he should actually accept the inheritance. Such acceptance is expressed, for example, if the heir has made at his own expense the costs of the inherited property or has paid at his own expense debts of the deceased. But in a subsequent case the court will have to prove that he committed actions demonstrated his will to become the successor of the testator.