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West Bengal - Apply for Duplicate Residential (Domicile) Certificate

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for duplicate residential certificate, applicant has to approach the Tehsil or revenue department authorities. Also applicant shall approach the Deputy collector office / SDO office.
  2. Link for contact: contact link and contact
  3. Get the relevant application form from the authorities and fill the form with valid details appropriately.
  4. Make sure that you have all the proper documents mentioned in the “Required documents” section below.
  5. Submit the form along with the required documents to the authorities.
  6. Now collect the acknowledgment slip from the authorities.
  7. After the verification process, applicant shall receive the duplicate copy of residential certificate.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Application Form
  • Damaged copy of the residential certificate – if available
  • Ration card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Residence proof like gas bill, EB bill, Bank passbook etc
  • Driving license
  • Age proof like Birth certificate, Life insurance copy
  • Photo proof like passport
  • If the applicant is less than 18 years of age, then applicant should submit residence certificate of their parents.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of the District Magistrate,:
Thackeray Rd, Alipore Police Line, Alipore,
Kolkata, West Bengal 700027.
Link for contact: link and contact



  • Applicant should be the resident of the state.
  • Applicant must be the citizen of India.
  • Women who lived in another state but married to a man who is a permanent resident of this state can apply for residential certificate.
  • Applicant whose residential certificate is lost / damaged can apply for duplicate certificate.


Approach the authorities for fee details.


Residential certificate is valid forever.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It takes nearly 15 days.

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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  • Do not submit fake documents as a proof to obtain residential certificate.
  • A residential certificate can be obtained from only one state.
  • Applying for residential certificate in another state is an offence.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Parent’s Name
  • Sex
  • Residential details
  • Family details
  • Occupation

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Residential certificate is a mandatory document to reside in that particular state from where the certificate is obtained.
  • Residential certificate acts as a proof of residence. It confirms that the applicant is the resident of particular state or UT.
  • To avail various schemes and concessions from the state government, residential certificate is required.
  • To get educational benefits residential certificate is required.

Information which might help[edit]

Residential certificate is issued by the following state authorities:

  • Tahsildar / Naib Tahsildar
  • District Magistrate
  • Sub Divisional Magistrate
  • Sub Divisional Officer
  • Revenue department authorities

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.