Currently, digital or electronic wills (wills that have been written, signed or attested via electronic medium) are prohibited by law. Video or online wills are not recognised by law.

Valid Will

Last updated on Jun 7, 2022

For a will to be valid:

  • It must have your signature (or your thumb impression).
  • The signing/fingerprinting should be done in the presence of two other people who will act as witnesses.
  • Both witnesses will sign the will or put their thumb-impression in your presence.

You can also direct someone else to sign your will in your presence. There is no prescribed format or prescribed place for this signing. Anyone can be a witness to your will – including the executor.

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