Application for the Residential Certificate

Application for residential certificate

Application for the residential certificate can be written to the Pradhan of the Gram Panchayat, Chairman of the Municipality, or Block Development Officer.

The format of an application for the residential certificate is like this.

Whoever you are writing to, the format is the same. You just need to change the address and write down whoever you want to write.

This is a formal letter. So, one should abide by the rules of a formal letter while writing.


The Block Development Officer

Name of The Block


Subject: Application for a residential certificate

Respected Sir,

With due respect, I wish to state that I am a permanent resident of the village named Sonarpur under ABC Gram Panchayet. My full address is ……….( your full address).

Now I need a residential certificate for my personal reason/making passport (the reason for which you need the residential certificate).

Therefore, I request you to issue a residential certificate in favour of me at your earliest convenience and oblige me thereby.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

Your Full Name

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  • Which documents may you bring with you to have a residential certificate from the BDO?
  • Well, you may bring the residential certificate from your local gram panchayat issued by the Pradhan.

  • Is it chargeable?
  • No, it is not.

  • How long does it take to take issue a residential certificate?
  • Generally, on the same day, it is issued. But sometimes it depends on the BDO Office.

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