How to get Domicile/Residence Certificate in West Bengal? (2022)





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Name of the Service Domicile/Residence Certificate in West Bengal
Department Revenue Department
Beneficiaries Citizens of West Bengal
Online Application Link Click Here
Application Type Online/Offline
FAQs Click Here

A domicile certificate is an official statement provided to the citizen by the state government confirming the residence of the applicant. The domicile certificate proves that the person is staying in a particular place for such a long time. And the individual is the permanent resident of that particular place or state.

Domicile Certificate can be made only in one State/UT. Obtaining Domicile Certificate from more than one State/UT is an offence.

Eligibility Criteria to get Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

The applicant should be a resident of West Bengal.

Documents Required to get Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

  • Residential Proof: Documentary evidence of rented house (Photocopy of land deed/khatiyan/rent receipt copy)/Documentary Evidence of Residential Land, Residential Certificate issued by SDO.

  • Identity Proof: Defense ID Card/Pan Card/Govt. ID Card/Passport/Driving License/Voter ID Card/Ration Card, Photocopy of Gorkha certificate issued from D.G.H.C, Certificate by Gram Panchayat Pradhan/Certificate from MLA/MP, Attested photocopy of call letter issued from Army/BSF/CRPF/CISF/SSB/ITBP/EFR.

  • Birth Proof: Admit Card for Secondary Examination/Photocopy of Birth Certificate

  • Photograph: One Attested Passport Colored Photograph

Apply Online for Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

  • Login to West Bengal eDistrict portal. After logging into the West Bengal eDistrict portal, the Home page appears. It shows the comprehensive list of services under the West Bengal eDistrict. The list includes the service name and tentative timeline to avail of the service. The home page contains several panels showing the number of applications for each module of services, such as the Social Welfare Scheme, Registration of Societies, Land Records and Revenue Court Services, Services of Labour Department, Certificates and Licenses.

  • Click on ‘Local Residence (Domicile) Certificate’ available under the column ‘District.

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  •  ‘Instructions and Requirements of Domicile Certificate’ page opens up. Click on "Apply".

  • Fill up the Applicant's required details such as basic information of the applicant, present address, education details, parent or husband details, particulars of stay for last 15 years etc.

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  • After the applicant fills up the application form, click on Save & Next button. Application details will become visible.

  • The applicant can either proceed further by attaching supporting documents, or can cancel it, or might take a printout of this page.

domicile certificate west bengal online supporting documents

  • The applicant can view the application details and supporting document list before the submission of the application form for the Domicile Certificate.

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  • Click on "Submit" to submit the application.

  • When the application is successfully submitted, the applicant receives an acknowledgement. This contains the application summary and the contact details of the person to be contacted with for further queries.

Apply through Citizen Kiosk/CSC for Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

  • Visit the nearest Citizen Kiosk/CSC (Tathya-Mitya Kendras) with the required documents.

  • The operator will fill in the required information on your behalf.

Approval Process

Approval for Rural Applications

In the first level of approval for the Domicile Certificate, the applications from rural applicants are sent to associate BDO for verification. If the application and the supporting documents are alright, BDO forwards the application to EO for the offline query. BDO can also reject the application or send it back to the applicant for correction. EO conducts the offline enquiry and if the enquiry is positive, EO updates the status in the system and forwards the application to the respective BDO. EO can also reject or send back the application as per the situation. BDO forwards the application to SDO. SDO can either approve or reject or send back the application. In certain cases, SDO forwards the application to ADM, who will take the final decision for approval. The final approver will have to digitally sign the certificate. Finally, the citizen/ CSC/ kiosk operator will take the printout of digitally signed domicile certificate.

Approval for Urban Applications

In the first level of approval for the Domicile Certificate, the applications from urban applicants are sent to associate SDO for verification. If the application and the supporting documents are alright, SDO forwards the application to EO for the offline query. SDO can also reject the application or send back to the applicant for correction. EO conducts the offline enquiry and if the enquiry is positive, EO updates the status in the system and forwards the application back to respective SDO. EO can also reject or send back the application as per the situation. SDO can either approve or reject or send back the application. In certain cases, SDO forwards the application to ADM, who will take the final decision for approval. The final approver will have to digitally sign the certificate. Finally, the citizen/ CSC/ kiosk operator will take the printout of the digitally signed domicile certificate.

Track Status of Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

Follow the below steps to track the status of the application.

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  • Enter 16 digit Application Identification Number field generated at the time of submission of application to track the status

You can also track status by sending SMS to 51969 or 166 in the following format.

SMS (wb edist 16 digit AIN)

Download Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

  • The citizen can check the status of the application from the View Status menu. The citizen can also view the list of approved applications from Approved Application link on the Home page

  • Click on Approved Applications

  • Select the service name from the list for the approved applications

  • When the applicant clicks on the Certificate icon, the Domicile Certificate opens as the screen below. The applicant is also able to print out the certificate.

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Fees

Service is free of charge.

Time Required to get Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

Domicile Certificate will be issued within 7 working days of submission of application.

Application Form to get Domicile Certificate in West Bengal

Application form for Domicile Certificate West Bengal 

FAQs

What are some common queries related to Domicile Certificate?
You can find a list of common Domicile Certificate queries and their answer in the link below.
Domicile Certificate queries and its answers
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