West Bengal Death Certificate

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West Bengal Death Certificate

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is responsible for issuing the death certificate in West Bengal. The death certificate intends to maintain a legal record of deceased people. In West Bengal, the death certificate will only be issued after death is registered with the corporation. In this article, we look at the West Bengal Death Certificate in detail.

Purpose of Obtaining Death Certificate

Death Certificate is an important document issued to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact, and cause of death by the Government. It is essential to register death to prove the time and date of death, establish the fact of death for relieving the person from social, legal and official obligations, allow settlement of property inheritance, authorize the family to collect insurance and other benefits.

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Who can Register Death?

In West Bengal, obtaining a death certificate is possible by registering the occurrence of death with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).

  • The family members or close relatives of an expired person can get two copies of the death certificate with registration from the burning ghat or burial ground and the computerised certificate from the Health Department against the stipulated fee.
  • In case of death in any hospital or residence within the area under KMC jurisdiction, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will register the death of the person.
  • Under the existing rules, any event of the death is to be compulsorily registered within 1 year of its occurrence. In case of late registration beyond one year of occurrence of death, requires approval from the Executive or 1st Class Magistrate of the KMC area.

Documents Required

  • Photo ID proof of deceased
  • Photo ID proof of the applicant
  • Certificates of Institutes – Hospital / Doctors
  • Cremation / Burial Certificate

Online Application Process

To obtain the death certificate online, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: The user must visit the official website of West Bengal e-District.


Step 2: If registering into the system for the first time, the user will have to click on Citizen Registration.

Step 3: Now login to West Bengal e-District, the Home page appears.

Step 4: Click on ‘Apply to Services’ option on the menu bar to view the list of services.


Step 5: Now click on the registration of Death at NKDA


Step 6: Then fill all the required details of the applicant.


Step 7: Now upload all the required documents.


Step 8: Then click the Submit button, and the system will generate the application acknowledgement is given below:



Step 9: Finally click on the Finish button.

Obtaining the Death Certificate

The user has to login to the portal and clicks on the ‘Approved Application’ displayed in the menu bar. Therefore, the applicant can view the list of approved applications. Then the user will have to click on the ‘Certificate’ icon for a particular application to get the certificate for ‘Registration of Death at NKDA’.

Fee Structure

  • The first 2 copies of Death certificates issued from Crematorium or Burial Ground is free of cost.
  • The Additional copies of Death certificates are Rs. 100/- each copy.

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