West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate

West Bengal Domicile Certificate

West Bengal Domicile Certificate

Domicile or residence certificate is an important legal document which is used to prove the residency of the person residing in a particular state. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining a domicile certificate in the State of West Bengal.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria to obtain a domicile certificate from the West Bengal Government:

  • Any person who is a resident of West Bengal.
  • Women not initially belonging to the state, but married to a person who is a permanent resident of the state.

Documents Required

When applying for a domicile certificate, the following documents have to be submitted along with the application form.

Online Application Procedure

To apply for a domicile certificate, follow the procedures specified below:

Step 1: Login into the e-District website of West Bengal Government.

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West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-Home-Page

 

Step 2: Click on the Local residence(Domicile Certificate) option.

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West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-e-Services

Step 3: Then, the instructions and requirements of Domicile certificate will be displayed. Please Select “apply”, as shown below.

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West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-Instruction

Step 4: The application for domicile certificate appears on the screen. Fill the required details mentioned in the form.

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West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-Application

Step 5: Attach the scanned documents and click on save button to submit your application.

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West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-Documents-Details

Note: Once the application has been submitted successfully, the applicant receives an acknowledgement number to view the status of the application.

Download Domicile Certificate

Follow the steps below to download the domicile certificate:

Step 1: Visit the website mentioned above to view the status of the application form.

Step 2: Click on the approved application on the home page.

West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-Download-Certificate
West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-Download-Certificate

Step 3: Select the service name from the list of approved applications.

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West-Bengal-Domicile-Certificate-Approval

Step 4: Click on a specific application by providing your acknowledgement number. Now, download the domicile certificate from the next page.

If the applicant does not receive the domicile certificate, then the applicant must visit the respective Tehsil office or Revenue Department office and apply it in person. 

The applicant can apply for domicile certificate without remitting any fee for it. The concerned authority will issue the domicile certificate within 7 working days from the date of application. Domicile certificate is valid for a lifetime and hence doesn’t prompt the need for renewal.

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