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West Bengal - Obtain a Duplicate Death Certificate

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Apply In-Person

Registration of Death are maintained in the

KMC Main Office, Health Department at 5,

S.N. Banerjee Road,
Kolkata - 700 013.

  1. Duplicate death certificate can be obtained from respective municipal office with the date of death. Please visit the respective municipal office.
  2. Link for Municipal office : Link for contacts
  3. Submit the required documents and pay required fees.
  4. Authorities will verify the details and applicant will get death certificate by evening.
  5. Alternatively you may check record online and get print out if it is sufficient to serve your purpose.

Online process

  1. To apply online for duplicate death certificate, applicant has to visit the official website of west Bengal using this link :Online portal link
  2. Registered user shall enter their username, password and captcha as per prompt to login by hitting “Login” tab. New user shall use the “citizen registration” option to register and then login.
  3. A new screen will be provided. Please select “Approved” sub menu option under “View status” menu. A new screen will be provided. Please select the “ANI” option and enter the ANI detail at the prompted place.
  4. Resulting screen provides extract for the information searched. Please hit the right tab to download/print it.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Aadhaar card
  • ID card of the applicant
  • Residential Proof
  • Date and time of death
  • Copy of Receipt from crematorium or burial ground.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of Municipal Affairs

DF-8, Sector-I, Salt Lake,
Kolkata - 700064

The License Officer,

5, S.N.Banerjee Road,
Kolkata 700 013, India
Ph : +91 33 2286-1000 (28 Lines),
WhatsApp :Ph:8335988888
Control Room : +91 33 2286-1212/1313/1414
Fax +91 33 2286-1444
Call Centre - Working Days
Mon-Fri : 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sat : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ph : 155360 , 2226-9909 , 18003453375 (Toll Free)
Contact Link: Link for contact and Department link

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  • Death certificate will be issued to any citizen or any foreigner's legal heir, the death of whose relative takes place in the State.
  • Parents and relatives of the deceased are eligible.


  • No charge for first 2 copies of Death certificates issued from Crematorium or Burial Ground.
  • Rs.100/- for each additional copy of Death certificates.


  • Death Certificate valid forever.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • Duplicate copy can be obtained instantly through online process.
  • One can get the certificate as advised by authorities through apply in person.

Related Videos[edit]

West Bengal - Obtain A Duplicate Death Certificate

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  • Only if the event of death is registered, in those circumstances only the death certificate is issued.
  • The death certificate is issued only when the death is registered within 21 days of its occurrence under the Registration of Death Act 1969.
  • With the permission of the Registrar the death certificate can be obtained if the death is reported of the occurrence within a year.
  • Executive / 1st Class Magistrate of the area can only registrar issues a death certificate if the death is reported beyond the time limit of one year of its occurrence.
  • Every death cannot be registered by KMC. Only those occurring within the area of KMC jurisdiction can only be registered by KMC.

Death Certificate Application form Form

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of Deceased
  • Date of Death
  • Sex
  • Name of Father/Husband of the Deceased
  • Address of Deceased
  • Place of Death
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • Occupation
  • Religion

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • As per the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969, it is mandatory to register every death with the concerned State Government within 21 days of its occurrence. If not registered within 21 days, permission has to be obtained from the Registrar/Area Magistrate by paying prescribed fee for late registration and can get death certificate.
  • A Death Certificate is a document issued by the Government to the nearest relatives of the deceased, stating the date, fact and cause of death.
  • It is essential to register death to prove the time and date of death, to establish the fact of death for relieving the individual from social, legal and official obligations
  • To enable settlement of property inheritance, the family to collect insurance and other benefits. Death certificate is an important official document issued for the purpose of settlement of all the belongings and benefits of the deceased individual to the relatives
  • In view of such importance, one has to obtain duplicate death certificate in case of the one is lost or misplaced

Information which might help[edit]

  • If you report the death within 21 days of occurrence, you can obtain free copy of the death certificate / extract after verification.
  • Deaths taking place in a medical institution will be intimated for registration by the institution directly to the registering authority.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Death Certificate can be used as proof of death to get death benefit.

External Links[edit]

KMC Procedure To Get Death Ceritficate Death Certificate

West Bengal Death Certificate Application form Application Form

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