What is Migration Certificate? Write Application for Migration Certificate in English

There are a lot of important documents that are issued to us after completion of a particular course from school or college. One of those documents is the migration certificate. This is a simple certificate issued to a student after he graduates from a school or college indicating that he used to be a part of that institute. This certificate is a very important document and is needed when someone is taking admission into higher courses.

Well, this means that you cannot take admitted to any college after your school without this certificate. The school itself provides you with this document after the results are out. Along with a migration certificate, you also get the report card which has your result printed on it, a character certificate, a passing certificate, and a TC (Transfer Certificate).

Why is Migration Certificate So Important? 

Now you must be thinking why is it important? Here are the reasons why this certificate is an important document during admissions.

  1. Firstly, it contains the name of your institute and the class which you have passed.
  2. Secondly, it signifies that all your dues in the institution are cleared.
  3. The third reason is that it shows you have also cleared all the exam fees.

The Educational Board issues the migration certificate only when the student is allowed to take admission into another institute. In other words, the certificate states that the Institution or board has no problem if you take admission in some other institute for your further studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1) How will we get the certificate?

You can go directly to the board office and ask them for your migration certificate or your board may send it to your school and you can get it through them. Different educational boards have their procedure for issuing the certificate of the students. In some of the schools, you need to collect your 12th standard report card or certificate, character certificate, and school leaving certificate from the school’s office itself. Then you have to separately apply for the migration certificate by writing an application to the board’s office. Attach a Xerox copy of all the important documents with the application. After that, you will be given your certificate within 10 days. You need to visit the board’s office and collect it from there. It may also happen that you will have to mention which board or university are you going to migrate to.

If you do not receive your certificate then you must speak to the examination officer of your school or college.

Q2). What is the difference between the Migration certificate and Transfer certificate?

Let me tell you that they both are two different things. As mentioned earlier this certificate is required for getting admission to other universities within the country or somewhere outside it. Whereas, a Transfer Certificate is required when the student takes admission to another Institute or College that is affiliated with the same University. One major difference is that this certificate can be issued to you after you have finished university exams while a transfer certificate is issued only when you have graduated.

Q3). Migration certificate is important for getting a job or not?

No, it is only required for admission to an Educational Institute. Thus, this certificate is not of any use while you go for a job interview. It is your resume that makes your chances for getting the job strong and your skills are the second most important thing for you to be hired.

There are some needs for this certificate. You need it if your father is a government employee and you have to move to some other state for your studies due to his transfer.

Q4). Is there any validity period of the migration certificate?

No, there is no validity of this certificate. It is applicable forever. Whereas, character certificate is applicable only for 6 months.

How to Obtain Migration Certificate AP (Andhra Pradesh)?

For students who wish to migrate to other colleges or states for higher studies, they will need to have their certificate issued by BIEAP (Board of Intermediate Education Andhra Pradesh). Here are the steps to get a certificate from BIEAP:

  1.  First, need to visit the official website of BIEAP which is bie.ap.gov.in
  2. Click on the tab named ‘Student’.
  3. You will see a link called Migration Certificate. Click on it.
  4. Then you have to enter your details like Hall Ticket Number, Email ID, and Date of Birth. Then click on the ‘Get Data’ button.
  5. Your all information is on the screen. Click on the ‘Submit and Pay’ tab. Make the payment.
  6. You will get an acknowledgment number. This number will help you to track the status of your certificate. You will get your certificate within 15days.

How to Obtain a CBSE Migration Certificate? 

CBSE issues this Certificate within a month of result declaration, and the qualified students can collect their certificates from their respective schools.

You can also download your  Certificate online by using Digilocker. The process is,

  1. Visit the website – digilocker.gov.in
  2. Create an account. If you have an existing account, log into it.
  3. Click on the Issued Documents tab.
  4. Click on Get More Issued Documents.
  5. In the search bar, you have to type – Migration Certificate.
  6. Click on Delhi, Class XII, or Class X tab according to your requirements.
  7. Now you just have to fill in your roll number and click on get document.
  8. You will obtain your Certificate. You can print it or use the soft copy when needed.

How to Get Migration Certificate Online?

Yes, you can get this certificate online. If the board is registered to Digi locker, you can obtain your certificate by using Digilocker.  Otherwise, you will have to go to the official website of your board and apply for the Certificate as discussed in the BIEAP section of this article.

Write Application for Migration Certificate in English

If you want to apply for a certificate here is the format of the application which you must follow while writing. First of all, you need to write the address of the person to whom you are writing that application. For example:

The Dean,

Department name,

College/Board name,


Next, you need to write the subject of writing this application. Proceeding with the letter you need to write the application body. Write your details at the end of the application. And do not forget to attach the Xerox of the important documents with the application or else your request may get canceled. After all these procedures, you will finally get a certificate from your college or school which will have all your details like your name, guardian’s name, roll number, and school name written on it. This certificate declares that the board has no objection if the person joints any recognized college or institute in the future.

Example of Migration Certificate Application to The Principal/Dean

The Principal,

Saint Mary’s School,


Subject: Application regarding the issue of Migration Certificate

Respected Sir,

I would be grateful if you issue a new migration certificate to me. I have been selected for the undergraduate program at Stephen’s University, and I need to submit my  Certificate to take the admission process further. Kindly help me out in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Alok Jain

Class of 2018

Application For Reissue of Migration Certificate 

If you lose your old Certificate and want to issue a new one, you will have to fill out a form prescribed by the board you are studying in. For example, there is a form for re-issue of the Migration certificate prescribed by CBSE that can be downloaded from the CBSE official website. The form has to be downloaded, printed, filled out, and then submitted along with the necessary fee.

So, I hope you have got the complete information on what is Migration Certificate? Stay tuned with us for any further information.

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