Matriculation certificate is very important and there is no substitute for it. You cannot produce any other document in place of your Matriculation certificate. And your photocopy of original Matriculation certificate would work only for a short time. Eventually, you would need an original document for verification purposes.
You should, as soon as possible, apply for a duplicate Matriculation certificate. For that, you need to follow the below mentioned steps-
1. When we lose a document, we need to file an FIR in the nearest police station. If you haven't done that, you must do it as soon as possible.
2. Download the form from- http://cbse.nic.in/faq/dupform.pdf
3. A small amount of fee needs to be paid to issue a duplicate certificate. So you need to prepare a Demand Draft for the requires sum of money. The amount to be paid depends on how old your mark sheets are.
The Demand Draft needs to be made in favour of Secretary CBSE. You also need to mention the Regional office. Now, mail the form and DD xerox to your CBSE regional office. It is mentioned on the last page of the application form to do so.
That's it. You don't need to make an affidavit or a newspaper ad or an identification certificate from a gazetted officer like it was necessary to do before.
NOTE- In case your mark sheet is from 2001 or even before that, then you need to send your documents and pay your Demand Draft to CBSE regional office Ajmer Todarmal Marg, Ajmer, 305001, Rajasthan. It is because very old documents are handled by this office only.
Separate application forms need to be filled for separate certificates. The documents will be received after 15 days of applying for a duplicate document, excluding the holidays that would fall in between.
Within 3 months from the date of depositing the fee, you need to collect the documents otherwise it will be cancelled and you would have to apply all over again following the same procedure.
It is important to note that correct and true information is provided in the application. No misleading information should be given by the one who wants a duplicate certificate.
And if there is an emergency and you need the documents ready within 2 days, then by paying an extra amount of fee you can get the documents early.
Hope it helps.
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