Centre Implements CAA, Launches Online Portal For Refugees to Apply For Citizenship; Here’s A List of Documents Required

Centre Implements CAA, Launches Online Portal For Refugees to Apply For Citizenship; Here's A List of Documents Required


Last Updated: March 12, 2024, 00:29 IST

Ministry of Home Affairs informed that the applications will be submitted in a completely online mode for which a web portal has been provided. (Image: Representative/PTI)

The Ministry of Home Affairs informed that the applications will be submitted in a completely online mode for which a web portal has been provided

In a big move ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the central government on Monday announced the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The move to notify the rules of the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act came before the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).

After the announcement, the Ministry of Home Affairs informed that the applications will be submitted in a completely online mode for which a web portal has been provided.

Here are the list of documents that are required for application:

  • Copy of the passport issued by the Government of Afghanistan or Bangladesh or Pakistan
  • Registration Certificate or Residential Permit issued by the Foreigners RegionalRegistration Officer (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) in IndiaBirth certificate issued by a Government authority in Afghanistan or Bangladeshor Pakistan
  • School certificate or Educational certificate issued by the School or College orBoard or University authorities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh or Pakistan
  • Identity Document of any kind issued by Government of Afghanistan orBangladesh or Pakistan or any other Government authorities or Governmentagencies in these countries
  • Any License or Certificate issued by a Government authority of Afghanistan,Bangladesh or Pakistan
  • Land or tenancy records in Afghanistan or Bangladesh or Pakistan
  • Any document that shows that either of the parents or grandparents or greatgrandparents of the applicant is or had been a citizen of one of the three countries, i.e. Afghanistan or Bangladesh or Pakistan
  • Any other document issued by a Government authority or a Government agencyin Afghanistan or Bangladesh or Pakistan which will establish that the applicantis from Afghanistan or Bangladesh or Pakistan

Note: The above documents will be admissible even beyond their validity period.

In addition to this, the following documents were listed for the applicant to prove that they entered into India on or before December 31, 2014:

  1. Copy of the visa and immigration stamp on arrival in India
  2. Registration Certificate or Residential Permit issued by the Foreigners RegionalRegistration Officer (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) in India
  3. Slip issued by the Census Enumerators in India to such persons while conductingcensus related survey
  4. Government-issued license or certificate or permit in India (including Driving License, Aadhaar Card etc.)
  5. Ration Card of the applicant issued in India
  6. Any letter issued by the Government or Court to the applicant with official stamp
  7. The birth certificate of the applicant issued in India
  8. Land or tenancy records or registered rental agreement in India in the name of the applicant
  9. PAN Card issuance document bearing the date of issuance
  10. Any other document issued by the Central Government or State Government or any
  11. Public Sector Undertakings of Central Government or State Government or anyfinancial institutions like Banks or any other Public Authority
  12. Certificate issued by an elected member of any rural or urban body or officer thereof or a revenue officer
  13. Record and account details relating to and issued by the Banks (including PrivateBanks) or Post Office accounts in the name of the applicant
  14. Insurance policies issued by the Insurance companies in India in the name of theapplicant
  15. Electricity connection papers or Electricity Bills or other Utility Bills in the name of the applicant
  16. Court or Tribunal Records or Processes in India in respect of the applicant
  17. Document showing service or employment under any employer in India supported by Employees Provident Fund (EPF)/ General Provident Fund/ Pension/ Employees
  18. State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) documents
  19. School leaving certificate of the applicant issued in India
  20. Academic certificate issued by a school or college or a board or a University or agovernment institution
  21. Municipality trade license issued to the applicant
  22. Marriage Certificate

Note: (i) The above documents should have been issued by an Indian Authority and will be admissible even beyond their validity period (ii) The documents should establish that the applicant had entered India on or before 31.12.2014

The government notified setting up of an empowered committee at UT/state level and committees at district level to study the validity of the applications made under the act.



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