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Can a will be made while staying away from the country and how?

Yes. A will can be made in any country of the world but it will be registered in the jurisdiction of the place where property situated .A Will is defined as "the legal declaration of the intention of the testator, with respect to his property, which he desires to be carried into effect after his death." In other words, a Will or a Testament means a document made by person whereby he disposes of his property, but such disposal comes into effect only after the death of the testator.

In India, the registration of Wills is not compulsory even if it relates to immoveable property. The non-registration of a Will does not lead to any inference against the genuineness of a Will. Whether registered or not, a Will must be proved as duly and validly executed, as required by the Indian Succession Act. However, once a Will is registered, it is placed in the safe custody of the Registrar and therefore cannot be tampered with, destroyed, mutilated or stolen.

The signature must be clearly visible and there must be at least two independent witnesses.

It is however advised to get the Will registered.However, the person has to be physically present in front of registrar to get a Will registered as photographs of the person and signatures are verified.

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