A Domicile/Residence Certificate is generally issued to prove that the person bearing the Certificate is a Domicile/Resident of the State/UT by which the Certificate is being issued. This Certificate is required as proof of residence to avail Domicile/Resident Quotas in educational institutions and in the Government Service, as also in case of jobs where local residents are preferred.
The prescribed application forms are either available online or from the local authorities, i.e. the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar’s office/Revenue Department/District Collector’s Office, or any other authority as specified in the State/UT of your residence. You will be required to produce proof of continuous residence in the State/UT for a specified minimum period, or that of holding land in the State/UT, depending on the rules in the State/UT concerned. Documents for proving your identity, attestation of the form by officers with the necessary authority, school certificates and the Tehsil Enquiry Report may also be required.
Women not originally belonging to a State/UT, but married to men who are permanent residents of the State/UT or who are eligible for the State’s/UT’s Domicile Certificate, are eligible to apply for Domicile Certificate.
Domicile Certificate can be made only in one State/UT. Obtaining Domicile Certificate from more than one State/UT is an offence.
All citizens of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Tehsildar is the concerned authority providing the service.
Submit the duly filled in application form to the concerned Tehsildar with valid documents like
Submit the form to the dealing assistant at the concerned Tehsil office between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm.
A form from the Tehsil office costs Rs.2/- and it has to be filled up with the valid documents of these Islands (to be attested).
One has to approach the MRO office during any working day and apply in the prescribed form.
The Deputy Commissioner of a district.
Rs. 25/- for issuance of Domicile Certificate.
The Affidavit and the Domicile Certificate forms are sold at the Deputy Commissioner’s office. Online submission of forms is not possible. Signed copy of the application is required for processing.
This service provides features for recording petitions receipt, and for issuing Domicile Certificates to the citizens.
Indian citizens holding land in Assam are eligible to avail the service.
Community Information Centres of Assam are the concerned authority for providing the service.
The applicant has to submit his application for Domicile Certificate at the CICs with the necessary documents. The CIC operator (CICO), after checking his documents, sends them to the concerned Circle Officer (CO) for verification and necessary reports. The CO then sends back the checked documents along with the necessary documents back to the CICO. The CICO then enters the data in the system and uploads the data in the server. The CICO then engages a runner who collects the application from the CIC and submits it to the facilitation centre at the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) office. In the mean time, the persons in the facilitation centre take printouts of the certificate for the applicants by downloading them from the server. They take the documents from the runner, and send them, along with printouts of the certificate, to the Branch concerned. The Officer concerned (an ADC on behalf of the DC) then puts his signature on the certificate. The runner from the CIC collects the certificate in his next visit, and also submits a fresh list of documents to the facilitation counter.
Rs. 10 for the issuance of a Domicile Certificate
The certificate is issued within 7 days.
An application form to obtain the domicile certificate has to be filled by the applicant, other than which an oath form is also required to be filled by the candidate, which is to be deposited after taking oath in front of a Notary. Although no specified time for the issuance of the certificate has been provided, the process is usually completed within a week’s time.
No fee is required for obtaining a domicile certificate, More information and relevant forms can be downloaded from http://www.chhattisgarh.nic.in (PDF file that opens in a new window)
A number of educational institutions reserve seats depending on the domicile status of the applicant. Similarly, benefits are also available in a number of cases of recruitment giving preference to local candidates. Domicile Certificate is needed to avail such benefits. This certificate may also be required by institutions giving loan, as a proof of place of residence. Some organisations/institutions have different modalities, for example, a different fee structure for NRIs (Non Resident Indians) and require this certificate for checking purposes.
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Normally 21 days
Apply to the District Magistrate in the prescribed form.
Nagrik Seva Kendra is a window for the citizen to get various official certificates like Income Certificate, Caste Certificate, OBC Certificate, Domicile Certificate (by birth and living in the State for more then three years) and Senior Citizen Certificates. All types of Affidavits, Arms Licences Renewal, Petition Writer Renewal, Hotel Licence Renewal and Stamp Vendor Renewal are also issued through this Kendra. The citizen has to go to the Kendra at the district place and give the application. The certificate will be issued on the same day.
Apply to the concerned Sub Divisional Magistrate after verification by Patwari and Tehsildar for rural areas, and by the Municipality EO/MC for urban areas. Deposit the requisite fee and get the certificate in the specified time. At the NaiDISHA (External website that opens in a new window)centre, after completing the verification process, apply as per procedure, deposit the fee and get the certificate.
A Bonafide Himachali is a person who has a permanent home in Himachal Pradesh, as also a person who has been residing in Himachal Pradesh for a period not less than 15 years, or a person who has a permanent home in Himachal Pradesh but on account of his occupation is living outside Himachal Pradesh.
(As Per H.P. Govt. O.M. No. 12-7/73/SAD dated 18th Aug. 1972)
The female residents of places outside Himachal Pradesh, when married to persons entitled to the grant of bonafide certificates of Himachal Pradesh, shall be eligible for the issue of such certificates, whereas female residents of Himachal Pradesh, when married to persons having their permanent home outside Himachal Pradesh, shall be ineligible for the issue of such certificates.
Since the employees of Himachal Pradesh, whether permanent or temporary, are not automatically entitled to the issue of Bonafide certificates of Himachal Pradesh unless they satisfy the precise pre-requisites prescribed for the issue of the said certificates, their wives will be considered eligible only if their husbands fulfil the pre-requisites.
The Bonafide Himachali Certificate shall be issued by the competent revenue officer (Tehsildar/ Sub Division Officer (Civil) of the area) in Form-G. Therefore, you may apply to the SDM (SDO-Civil ) or to the Tehsildar of your area.
The application form is available at http://himachal.nic.in/citizen/hpbonafide.pdf (32 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window) .
The report/ inquiry of the Patwari/ certificates of the Pradhan Gram Panchayat/ Presedient M.C./ Executive Officer Municipal Corporation in accordance with H.P. Govt. Letter No. 12-7/73-SAD, dated 18 Aug. 1972. This can be attached with Form-F, or alternatively, the concerned Revenue Officer shall get this report/inquiry from the field officials, in which case no supporting documents are required.
No fee is charged for getting a Bonafide Himachali Certificate.
The applicant shall submit an application for obtaining a bonafide/ domicile/ Himachali Certificate in Form-F. The bonafide/ domicile/ Himachali Certificate shall be issued by the competent revenue officer (Tehsildar/Sub Division Officer(Civil)of the area) in Form-G on the basis of the report/inquiry of the Patwari/ certificates of Pradhan Gram Panchayat/ Presedent M.C./ Executive Officer, Municipal Corporation, in accordance with H.P. Govt. Letter No. 12-7/73-SAD, dated 18 Aug. 1972.
In case any person is aggrieved at not being issued the certificate of Bonafide Himachali by the above-mentioned authorities, he can file an appeal with the Deputy Commissioner concerned and the decision of the Deputy Commissioner on such an appeal shall be final.
(As per H.P. Govt. Deptt. Of personnel O.M. No. 8-82/71-DP(Appt II) dated 17th Sept. 1983)
The certificate is delivered with no delay after the concerned authority is satisfied with the documents submitted by the applicant. However, no time limit has been fixed. Under normal circumstances, this certificate is issued within 15 days’ time.
For more information, visit http://himachal.nic.in/citizen/hpbona.htm
The service can be availed by any non-islanders. They can apply on plain paper, showing the details of their stay in the island by affixing a court fee stamp of Re.1/-, to the SDO/ASDO of the island, who is the issuing authority. The service will be available during office hours.
An application in the prescribed format, available at the Tehsildar office, should be submitted along with the xerox copy of the Leaving Certificate, residential proof, Birth Certificate, Affidavit regarding the stay, etc.
Office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Office of the Tehsildar
Permanent Residents of the State, in accordance with Punjab Government Instructions contained in Letter No. 1-3-95/3 PP-II/9619, dated 06-06-1996.
i. The applicant has to apply along with Rs.1.25/- stamp affixed on his application and give an affidavit stating that he is residing permanently at the mentioned address and that he has not availed such a certificate from, or applied for such a certificate to any other State before.
ii. The case is sent for examination to the concerned Patwari through the concerned Tehsildar.
iii. The Patwari, after examining the case, puts his Signatures and reports back to the Tehsildar.
iv. Statements of the applicant and the Lambardar of the village are recorded on the application and the case is sent to the Divisional Magistrate’s Office.
v. On finding the report to be correct, the applicant is issued the certificate the next day.
i. Prescribed application form
ii. Affidavit in proof of residence
The Tehsil Office issues the certificate after getting the verification done from the Revenue Patwari.
i. Domicile Certificate can only be made at one place.
ii. Making of Domicile Certificate at more than one place is an offence.
The certificate is issued to a person who has been residing in the State of Rajasthan for 10 years or more. Female residents of places outside Rajasthan, when married to persons entitled to the grant of Bonafide Certificates of Rajasthan shall be eligible for the issue of such certificates, whereas female residents of the State, when married to persons having their permanent home outside the State, shall be ineligible for the issue of such certificates. In case of minors, the certificate is issued on the basis of parents’ certificates.
The applicant shall submit an application for obtaining Bonafide/ Domicile Certificate in the prescribed format attached. The Bonafide/ Domicile Certificate shall be issued by the competent Revenue Officer (Sub Divisional Officer or Assistant Collector and Executive Magistrate (in special cases), in their respective Jurisdiction).
In Sikkim, the DomicileCcertificate is called the Certificate of Identification. Persons eligible to get the Domicile Certificate are:
All District Collectors Offices in Sikkim are the concerned authorities providing the certificate. One has to collect the form for COI Certificate from the respective single window counter and the filled form has to be submitted there.
The following attested/ certified documents are to be submitted by the applicant:
After submitting the duly filled in form to the District Collectorate, photostat copies of the form are sent to the Intelligence Bureau and to the Superintendent of Police of the Concerned District for verification. After the verification process is over and if the matter is genuine, the certificate is awarded by the District Collectorate.
The parents/guardians of the applicant or the applicants themselves should have permanently resided continuously for a period of five years or more in Tamil Nadu.
Enquiry will be made in the nieghbourhood to ascertain the facts regarding continuous residence.
The Taluk Office under the Revenue Department
A Domicile Certificate in Tripura, also known as a Permanent Resident Certificate, is issued to a person who has a permanent home in the State, and includes a person who has been residing in the State for a period of not less than 10 years, immediately prior to the date of application for the certificate (As per GoT O.M. No. F.28(31)/REV/87 dated 11/01/1996).
The applicant should put up his/her application at the e-Suvidha Centres situated in the Offices of Sub-Divisional Magistrates, in the area where the applicant permanently resides, on any working day, and obtain an Acknowledgement Receipt for the same. The applicant is also given a delivery date for his/her certificate, which is printed on the Receipt. The issuing authority, at his/her discretion, may initiate Field Enquiry by the relevant Tehsil/Revenue Inspector/ Deputy Collector & Magistrate on the merit of the application. Alternatively, the applicant may also submit his application with the Tehsil after obtaining a receipt of the same. After proper verification, the respective Sub-Divisional magistrate will issue the Domicile Certificate to the applicant.
District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the area where the candidate and/or his family permanently reside(s).
The following indicative list of documents may qualify to substantiate the applicant?s claim for Domicile Certificate:
A Common Application Form, introduced for applying for Certificates in Tripura can be Download(External website that opens in a new window)
No fee is charged for this service.
For further information, visit : http://tsu.trp.nic.in/esuvidha
The G.O. No. 157/3-2003-77(11)/83, dated 18-2-2003, issued by the Government of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), has laid down the following procedure for the issuing of Domicile Certificates by the competent authority:
No fee is charged for getting a Domicile Certificate.
The Sub Divisional Magistrate of the concerned area
The applicant should put up his/her application in the prescribed proforma to the concerning Lekhpal / Tehsildar and obtain a receipt of the same. The applicant can collect his/her certificate from the office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate on a date given by the Lekhpal/Tehsildar.
Form prescribed by the Government. As on date, the form is not available online.
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