Updated on: Apr 24th, 2023
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An individual residing in West Bengal must obtain a West Bengal domicile certificate that acts as proof of permanent residence in the state. The state government issues this certificate to the citizens, which confirms that they have stayed in the particular state for a long time. A West Bengal resident must submit the domicile certificate West Bengal to obtain several state government benefits.
There are two ways to apply for a domicile certificate in West Bengal: Online and offline.
Step 1: Visit the West Bengal eDistrict website.
Step 2: Click the ‘New Registration’ button.
Step 3: Enter the personal details, login credentials, and OTP and register on the website.
Step 4: Log in to the West Bengal eDistrict website.
Step 5: Click the ‘Local Residence (Domicile) Certificate’ from the list under the ‘Services’ heading.
Step 6: Click the ‘Apply’ button on the ‘Instructions and Requirements of Domicile Certificate’ page.
Step 7: Fill out the application form, attach the necessary documents and click the ‘Submit’ button.
Step 8: Save the application identification number generated after submitting the application form to track the application status.
Eligible applicants can get the domicile certificate application from the following offices:
They can also get the application from the nearest Citizen Kiosk or CSC (Tathya-Mitya Kendras).
After obtaining the application form, they must fill out the form, attach the necessary documents and submit it to the offices mentioned above. When the form is submitted, they will get the application identification number/acknowledgement number.
Applicants can also send an SMS to ‘166’ or ‘51969’ in the following format: SMS (wb edist 16 digit AIN) to view the application status.
It usually takes seven days after the application submission to issue the certificate.
The validity of the West Bengal domicile certificate is lifelong.
It is compulsory to obtain a domicile certificate in West Bengal in the following circumstances:
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