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The Registration of documents is made under the provisions of the Indian Registration Act, 1908:

Q. Where do I  have to go and during which hours?

To the office of the Sub Registrar, Old Court Building, ,Kashmiri Gate,Delhi-54 during 10.30 a.m.   to 4.30 p.m. on any working day.

Q. Which papers/document/fees, do I take with me?
1. Documents required to be registered (in duplicate).  
2. Two Passport size photographs of all  executants of Parties.  
3. Two Witnesses.  
4. Proof of identification of each party and witnesses i.e. Election Identity Card, Passport, Identity Card issued by Govt. of India, Semi Govt. and Autonomous bodies or identification by a Gazetted Officer. 
5. In case the property is/was under a lease from D.D.A., L&DO, M.C.D., Industries Department, Labour Department of Delhi Govt. etc., permission of lessor for registration of the document.
6. No objection Certificate under section 8 of Delhi Land (Restriction and Transfer) Act, 1972 to the effect that the property is not under acquisition.  This NOC  is issued by the Kanungo posted in the Sub-Registrar Office itself.  Now the applicant need not to approach the Revenue authorities for this purpose.  

Report regarding contravention of the provisions of Section-33, 81, 74(4) of Delhi Land Reforms Act.  This report is also issued by the Kanungo posteposted in the SR office itself.  Now the applicaapplicant need not approach the     the Revenue  Authorities for this purpose.

Q. What will be the criteria used while deciding my case ?  
1. The document is submitted to the Reader for scrutiny alongwith duly filled Registration Performa (DORIS). After scrutiny , the Reader issues a Token to the Applicant on First come First served Basis.  
2. The Document is presented before the Sub-Registrar.  
3. Thereafter Clerk at Proofing Counter enters the initial details relating to the both the parties executing the document. After that , on Next Counter Data Entry is completed from the filled form.  
4. Next Counter is photo counter where the document goes. The Clerk through display board  showing the Token no. calls the parties. Here photo of both the parties and witnesses is taken.  
5. After that, The documents goes to the Fee Counter where the registration fee is charged by the Cashier.
6. Thereafter document goes to Sub-Registrar for registration and then registration number is allotted on first come first get basis on the same day. Thereafter the documents is delivered to the applicant.
Q. What are the Stamp Duty Rates applicable to the Sale Deed, Will 
S. No. Type of Documents Rate
1. Sale Deed 6% (In case the property is purchased by Female exclusively) and 8% (In case the property is purchased by Male) of the Sale consideration. This includes 3% MCD Transfer Duty.
2. Will Nil. Can be typed on a plain paper
3. Power of Attorney with Consideration 5%
4. Gift Deed 6% for Female & 8% for Male
5. Rent Deed Rates differ on the basis of period of lease.


As per Section 32 of the Registration Act, 1908 every document to be registered under the Act shall be presented at the registration-office :-
1. by some person executing or claiming under the same, or, in the case of a copy of a decree or order, claiming under the decree or order, or
2. by the representative or assign or such a person, or

by the agent of such a person, representative or assign, duly authorized by power-of-attorney and authenticated in manner hereinafter mentioned.  


 As per Section 33 of the Act, for the purpose of section 32, the following powers-of-attorney shall alone be recognized:-  

a. if the principal at the time of executing the power-of-attorney resides in any part of India in which the Act is in force, a power-of-attorney executed before and authenticated by the Registrar or Sub-Registrar within whose district or sub-district the principal resides;
b. if the principal at the time aforesaid (resides in any part of India in which this Act is not in force), a power –of-attorney executed before and authenticated by any magistrate;

if the principal at the time aforesaid does not reside in India, a power-of-attorney executed before and authenticated by a Notary Public or any Court, Judge, Magistrate, Indian Consul or Vice-Consul, or representative of the Central Government through Embassy or High Commission of India and the same GPA/SPA must be properly Adjudicated/Stamped under Indian Stamp Act (in India) Provided that the following persons shall not be required to attend at any registration-office or Court for the purpose of executing any such power-of-attorney as is mentioned in clauses (a) and (b) of this section, namely:-

i.   persons who by reason of bodily infirmity are unable without risk or serious inconvenience so to attend;

ii.   persons who are in jail under civil or criminal process; and
iii.   persons exempt by law from personal appearance in court.

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