Bonafide Certificate

Bonafide Certificate

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Bonafide Certificate – Application Procedure

Bonafide Certificate is a document which is issued as a proof that an individual belongs to the particular education institute or a particular organisation. It is a certificate of proof that he/ she is a student of a particular class and course in the institution during a specified time period. An person would require a bonafide certificate in number of cases like seeking employment, applying for education loan, applying for visa, etc, 

Purpose of Bonafide Certificate

Bonafide certificates are essential for following purposes.

For students

  • To apply educational loans 
  • To visit an industry for project
  • To attend a seminar/conferences/workshops in other colleges
  • For availing travel concessions to students
  • Passport application
  • To joining public library
  • Visa extension to students

For Employees

  • To take a loan from a bank
  • To open a bank account
  • To attend an official seminar or conference

Content of Bonafide Certificate

Bonafide certificate usually includes the name of the school, information of students and the entrance number, the class in which the student is currently studying in case of students.

In case the certificate is issued to an employee, it would contain contact information of the employee, his/her position with the company and important details about the employer. In some cases, date of birth is also provided in the certificate based on the nature of certificate and the requirement.

Documents Required

For students

  • Application Form
  • Photo copy of ID card
  • Fee Receipt (Fees to be paid at Counter while submitting application form)

For Employees

  • Copy of Employee ID card
  • Copy of Pay slip

Bonafide Certificate for Students

One can communicate with the concerned department of the organization/institute dealing with the matter for basic information regarding issuing.

  • In order to acquire the certificate, one has to apply to the head of the institute/organization in writing. This is a simple request letter to the concerned person of the institution to apply for a Bonafide certificate
  • In some Institutions, student needs to submit an application in a prescribed format to the Institute. A sample copy of Bonafide Application is shown here. In case of first year & direct second year students needs to attach leaving certificate of earlier college along with application form.

Bonafide Application - Students

Bonafide Certificate for Employees

In order to acquire the Bonafide certificate, one has to apply to the head of the institute/organization in writing. This is a simple request letter to the concerned person of a company for applying for a certificate. A sample copy of Employee Bonafide Requisition Letter is shown here.

Employee Bonafide Requisition Letter

Issue of Bonafide Certificate

Bonafide certificate issuing duration will be different for different institution. It is issued on printed letter head of the institution and duly signed/ stamped.Bonafide Certificate should contain fee structure for applying for education loan. A sample copy of the certificate is shown here.

Bonafide Certificate


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