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Government Launches CAA Web Portal and Mobile App for Citizenship Applications; Releases Comprehensive List of Required Documents

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A day after the notification of the rules of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday inaugurated a web portal aimed at streamlining the process of applying for Indian citizenship under the provisions of the law. Additionally, the MHA also unveiled a mobile application named CAA-2019, allowing applicants to complete the citizenship application process conveniently via mobile phones.

The timing of the rules’ notification is significant, coming just days before the implementation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) preceding the Lok Sabha elections.

The newly launched web portal, facilitated by the MHA, offers a platform for eligible applicants—persecuted refugees belonging to six communities (Hindus, Christians, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and Parsis) who have migrated from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan—to submit their applications for Indian citizenship.

According to the provisions of the CAA, individuals who arrived in India on or before December 31, 2014, are eligible to apply for citizenship. Government sources emphasized that this initiative aims to provide a dignified life to refugees who have endured decades of hardship. Granting citizenship rights will safeguard their cultural, linguistic, and social identities, while also ensuring access to economic opportunities, freedom of movement, and property ownership rights.

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 Regional
    Registration Officer (FRRO) or Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) in India
  3. Slip issued by the Census Enumerators in India to such persons while conducting
    census 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 any
    financial 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 Private
    Banks) or Post Office accounts in the name of the applicant
  14. Insurance policies issued by the Insurance companies in India in the name of the
  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 a
    government institution
  21. Municipality trade license issued to the applicant
  22. Marriage Certificate

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Author:- Apoorva Arora

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