Domicile Certificate

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  • Government of the Central/State issued photo ID proof.
  • Residence Proof (to prove the applicant’s continuous stay for 3 years)
  • Passport-size colour photograph.
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Signed self-declaration from & application form
  • Affidavit from local tehsil or sdm court

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How to Obtain a Domicile Certificate ?

A domicile certificate, also called a residence certificate, proves a person’s residency in a particular State/Union Territory. This document, issued by the state/UT administration, allows people to live in their respective states and use government utilities. This certificate is open to all castes, categories, and groups. A woman who marries a permanent resident of a state can automatically apply for a domicile certificate in that state. A domicile certificate is required to receive state-funded schemes and benefits.

How and where to submit an application for a certificate of domicile. How much does it cost to submit an application for a domiciliary certificate? When should a candidate contact the appropriate authorities to request his or her domicile certificate? This article provides extensive coverage of these questions and their answers.

Domicile Certificate – Providing Authorities

In most cases, a person can obtain a domicile certificate from the appropriate State or Union Territory authorities. This person may be the SDO, SDM, Circle Officer, Deputy Commissioner, or District Magistrate. The authorities responsible for issuing domicile certificates vary by state and territory. We’ve compiled a list of relevant providing authorities, along with their processing times, application fees, and state of residence, in the table below.

State-Wise List of Providing Authorities for Domicile Certificate

S.No.StateProviding AuthorityProcessing Time*Application Fee#
1.Andhra PradeshMandal Revenue Officer7 daysINR 10 to INR 35
2.Arunachal PradeshTehsildar Officer, Department of District AdministrationNot specifiedNot specified
3.AssamConcerned Office of the Circle Officer/Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and Revenue Officer14 daysNot specified
4.BiharCircle Officer/ Village Administrative Officer (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector15 working daysNot specified
5.ChhattisgarhSub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar’s office/Revenue Department/District Collector’s Office15 daysINR 30
6.GoaDeputy Collector/Sub-Divisional Officer5 daysNot specified
7.GujaratTehsil/Revenue Office15 working daysINR 20
8.HaryanaSDM of the concerned Subdivision or Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district7 working daysINR 30
9.Himachal PradeshConcerned Revenue Officer or Tehsildar15 working daysNot specified
10.JharkhandCircle Officer or Tehsildar15 working daysNot specified
11.KarnatakaDeputy Tehsildar and Tehsildar7 daysINR 25
12.KeralaRevenue Department Authorities or Tehsildar5 to 15 daysUp to INR 28
13.Madhya PradeshCircle Officer/ Village Administrative Office (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector (RI)15 working daysNot specified
14.MaharashtraTehsildar/ Sub-Divisional Officer/ Additional Collector15 daysNot specified
15.ManipurCircle Officer/ Village Administrative Office (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector (RI)15 working daysNot specified
16.MeghalayaOffice of the Deputy Commissioner15 working daysNot specified
17.MizoramOffice of the Deputy Commissioner2 to 3 daysINR 30
18.NagalandOffice of the Commissioner Nagaland / District Administration / District Magistrate10 to 15 daysNot specified
19.OdishaTehsildar 15 days Not specified
20.PunjabTehsildar at Revenue Department Office15 working daysNot specified
21.RajasthanRespective Tehsil/Block/Revenue Office15 daysINR 40
22.SikkimTehsildar at Revenue Department Office15 working daysNot specified
23.Tamil NaduSub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar Office/Revenue Department/District Collector OfficeNot specifiedINR 60
24.TelanganaTehsildar7 days (for 1st time) and 15 minutes thereafterINR 10
25.TripuraSub-Divisional Magistrate15 daysUp to INR 5
26.Uttar PradeshDistrict Magistrate Office15 daysINR 10
27.UttarakhandRespective Tehsildar or Block Office15 working daysNot specified
28.West BengalDistrict Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Deputy Magistrate/ Deputy Collector/ SDO/ BDO3 working daysNo fee required
29.Andaman and Nicobar IslandsConcerned Tehsildar Officer10 daysINR 2
30.ChandigarhDeputy Commissioner Office15 working daysNot specified
31.Dadra and Nagar HaveliMamlatdar office/Collector office7 daysNot specified 
32.Daman and DiuMamlatdar office/Collector office7 daysNot specified
33.DelhiDeputy Commissioner/ Sub-District Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate14 daysNot specified
34.Jammu and KashmirCircle Officer/ Village Administrative Officer (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector (RI)15 daysNot specified
35.LadakhRevenue DepartmentNot specifiedNot specified
36.LakshadweepDeputy Collector/ SDONot specifiedNot specified
37.PuducherryRegistrar/Sub-Registrar/Assistant Sub-Registrar officeNot specifiedNot specified 


A domicile or resident certificate application can be submitted either online or in person. Technology advancements have made this process easier, with most state issuing authorities now accepting applications exclusively online. Online applications are managed through state-specific websites. It’s important to note that there are still some jurisdictions that give preference to paper applications.

Online Application

If you are interested in submitting an application for a domicile certificate, you are required to visit the website of the applicable state. You must, in essence, be a permanent resident of that particular state in order to be eligible for it. The following table provides an overview of the state-specific portals that can be utilised in order to submit an online application for a domicile certificate. In order for the candidates to move forward with the application process, they will first need to generate a login ID on the portal and then finish all of the requirements for the application.

State-Wise Online Application Detail for Income Certificate

S.No.StateWhere to apply?
1.Andhra PradeshApply through the MEESEVA app of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
2.Arunachal PradeshApply through Arunachal eServices portal of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
3.AssamApply through e-District services of Assam state portal
4.BiharApply through RTPS portal of Bihar Government. 
5.ChhattisgarhApply through the e-district portal of Chhattisgarh state.
6.GoaApply through Goa Online portal.
7.GujaratApply through the Digital Gujarat portal.
8.HaryanaApply through the e-Disha portal of Haryana.
9.Himachal PradeshApply online through Himachal Online Seva (e-District) portal.
10.JharkhandApply online through Jharkhand e-District (JharSewa) portal.
11.KarnatakaApply online through the official website of Nadakacheri AJSK. 
12.KeralaApply online through Akshaya portal of the Government of Kerala.
13.Madhya PradeshApply online through MP e-District portal
14.MaharashtraApply online through Aaple Sarkar portal of the Government of Maharashtra. 
15.ManipurApply through the e-District portal of Manipur.
16.MeghalayaApply through the e-District portal of Meghalaya.
17.MizoramApply through the e-District portal of Mizoram.
18.NagalandApply through the e-District portal of Nagaland.
19.OdishaApply through the e-District portal of Odisha.
20.PunjabApply through the state portal of Punjab.
21.RajasthanApply through e-Mitra portal of the Government of Rajasthan.
22.SikkimApply through the e-Services portal of Sikkim.
23.Tamil NaduApply through the Tamil Nadu e-Sevai center.
24.TelanganaApply through the MeeSeva portal of the Government of Telangana.
25.TripuraApply through e-District portal of Tripura. 
26.Uttar PradeshApply through e-Saathi web portal or mobile app.
27.UttarakhandApply through the e-District portal of Uttarakhand.
28.West BengalApply through West Bengal e-District portal.
29.Andaman and Nicobar IslandsApply through official portal of Andaman & Nicobar Administration.
30.ChandigarhApply through Sampark portal of Chandigarh.
31.Dadra and Nagar HaveliApply through the official portal of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Administration. 
32.Daman and DiuApply through the official portal of Daman and Diu Administration.
33.DelhiApply through e-District portal of Delhi.
34.Jammu and KashmirApply through the revenue department of Jammu and Kashmir.
35.LadakhNot applicable
36.LakshadweepNot applicable
37.PuducherryApply through e-District portal of Puducherry.

While making use of online, there may be a provision to down load the e-certificates as well. The candidates can test the popularity of the utility from the portal and down load the e-certificates because it receives verified.

Offline Application

An individual who wishes to submit an application for a certificate of domicile or residency must do so through the appropriate state administration. The application can be submitted either online or offline. If you would rather submit your application for your domicile certificate through traditional means, you can do so by contacting any of the relevant authorities that are listed below:
  • Citizen Service Corners (CSC)
  • Collector/ Deputy Collector Office
  • District Magistrate Office
  • Mamlatdar Office
  • Registrar/ Sub-Registrar Office
  • Revenue Office
  • SDM Office
  • Tehsildar Office

Domicile Certificate – Key Documents Required

When applying for a domicile certificate, the person needs to show proof of who they are, where they live, and how old they are. Each state administration may have a different list of documents that are needed. But the most common documents needed to get a domicile certificate are:

1. Identity Proof 

  • Voter ID Card
  • Ration Card
  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card

2. Proof of residence (to show that the applicant has lived in the same place for 3 years):

  • Voter ID Card
  • Telephone bill (postpaid or landline)
  • Rent Agreement
  • Ration Card
  • Passport
  • Electricity Bill
  • Driving License
  • Bank Passbook
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Any other government-recognized document

3. Applicant’s photo in passport size

4. Along with the application form, there is a self-declaration form.

5. Date of birth proof

  • Voter ID card
  • School leaving certificate
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate

6. A court or tehsil affidavit

Domicile Certificate – FAQs

A person can get a domicile certificate if they have lived in a certain state for more than 3 years or if their parents have lived there permanently for more than 3 years. This length of time may be different from state to state.
To get a domicile certificate online, candidates must go to the portals for their own states and follow the steps given.
The Tehsildar, Revenue Office, SDM, Collector Office, Deputy Collector Office, District Magistrate Office, etc. of a certain state or UT may issue a domicile certificate.

Uses for a domicile certificate include the following:

  • Taking advantage of state-run scholarship programmes
  • Under the resident quota, you can get reservation benefits in government jobs or schools.
  • Availing loans etc
No, you can’t use an Aadhaar card as a domicile certificate because it’s a proof of identity, not a proof of residence.
Certificates of residence or domicile are often valid for the rest of a person’s life. Its legality, however, may be limited by the requesting state’s authorities, depending on the nature of the requested use. A domicile certificate may be valid for a minimum of 6 months.
The cost to apply for a domicile certificate also varies from one state to the next. Some states do not charge candidates any fees, but other states may charge anywhere from INR 2 to INR 60.