Know The Registration Process For NRI Odias Willing To Return After COVID-19 Lockdown

Bhubaneswar: With thousands of non-resident Odia workers set to return to their home state after the lifting of the second-phase of lockdown on May 3, the state government has made the online and offline registration mandatory for them.


Giving details of the registration process at a press briefing on Saturday, Principal Secretary, Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water, Deoranjan Kumar Singh said that each NRI Odia worker has to mention his/her Aadhar number else the registration will not be accepted.

Here is the process for registration:

  • Log in to the Odisha COVID portal –  either on the smartphone, desktop or laptop.
  • Registration can be done either by the concerned person/his/her relative/Gram Panchayat nodal officer/ nodal officer in the urban local body (ULB).
  • The applicant has to select one of the five appropriate categories viz., migrant worker, student, tourist, other professional and others.
  • The applicant has to enter his/her name. In case of family, the name of head of the family should be mentioned.
  • Enter the age and gender of the head of the family.
  • Mention the Enter mobile an Aadhaar number of the head of the family.
  • Select the present state where the family is currently staying then enter the district and city.
  • Mention the number of family members willing to return to Odisha.
  • Mention the details of each family member.
  • The applicant has to mention the details of the location where his/her family will return. These include the district, block, gram panchayat, village and address.
  • Enter the name and the mobile number of the local contact person who is a relative or a friend staying in Odisha.
  • A one-time password (OTP) will be generated after providing the details by clicking the ‘submit’ button. After entering the OTP, a confirmation message will be sent on the registered mobile number of the applicant on successful registration.

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