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Published on June 9, 2011 by   ·   22 Comments

What is a Domicile Certificate and Why is it Needed?

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.

What You Need to Do to Obtain a Domicile Certificate

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.

Note:

Domicile Certificate can be made only in one State/UT. Obtaining Domicile Certificate from more than one State/UT is an offence.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Andaman and Nicobar Island

Eligibility

All citizens of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

Concerned Authority

Tehsildar is the concerned authority providing the service.

Procedure

Submit the duly filled in application form to the concerned Tehsildar with valid documents like

  • Ration Card
  • Election I-card
  • Islander I-card
  • Educational certificate of these Islands etc.

Whom to approach for availing the service and during what hours?

Submit the form to the dealing assistant at the concerned Tehsil office between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm.

Fee

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).

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Andhra Pradesh

One has to approach the MRO office during any working day and apply in the prescribed form.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Arunachal Pradesh

Eligibility

  • Indian citizens who are not originally from the State but work in the Govt. service.
  • Indian citizens who are not originally from the State but have been staying in the state for 5-10 years.

Concerned Authority

The Deputy Commissioner of a district.

Procedure

  • The applicant needs to route his/her application through the Gaun Bura or any Anchal Samity member of the area in which he/she lives.
  • The Circle Officer of the area will then forward the application to the DC of the district.
  • The DC verifies & approves the certificate. If the ADC is entrusted with the job, the ADC verifies and issues the certificate.

Necessary documents/papers

  • Filled up Domicile Certificate application form.
  • Affidavit signed by the area CO/ EAC.

Fee

Rs. 25/- for issuance of Domicile Certificate.

Forms

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.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Assam

This service provides features for recording petitions receipt, and for issuing Domicile Certificates to the citizens.

Eligibility

Indian citizens holding land in Assam are eligible to avail the service.

Concerned Authority

Community Information Centres of Assam are the concerned authority for providing the service.

Procedure

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.

Fee

Rs. 10 for the issuance of a Domicile Certificate

The certificate is issued within 7 days.

 

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Chhattisgarh

Concerned Authority

Tehsil Office

Procedure

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.

Necessary documents/papers

  • School education certificate is to be attached (class 5th, 8th, 10th, or 12th) as a proof of duration of stay.
  • A format duly filled and signed by the village Patwari is also to be submitted along with these forms, in the prescribed format.

Eligibility

  • Person born in Chhattisgarh
  • Either the person/parents living in Chhattisgarh since 15 yrs
  • Either of the parent serving/retired state/central govt. employee in any of the districts of Chhattisgarh
  • Either the person/parents having immovable property, industry, agriculture, any other kind of business since past 5 yrs in Chhattisgarh
  • Person should have studied in Chhattisgarh for atleast 3 yrs
  • Person should have cleared one of the following examinations in Chhattisgarh:
    • Higher education
    • VIII standard
    • IV, V class exams

Fee

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)

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Delhi

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.

Concerned Authority

  • SDM of the concerned area; or
  • Office of the Deputy Commissioner

Necessary documents/papers

  • Proof of continuous residence in Delhi for the last 3 years, like Ration Card, Identity Card, School Certificate, etc
  • Application form duly attested by a Class-I officer that he/she has known the applicant for more than 3 years

Forms

Click here (48 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window) for the relevant form.

Response Time

Normally 21 days

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Goa

Concerned Authority

Apply to the District Magistrate in the prescribed form.

Necessary Documents

  • Residence Certificate from the Mamlatdar
  • Copy of the Ration Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • An affidavit to the effect that domicile has been renounced in case the applicant is born outside Goa

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Gujarat

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.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Haryana

Concerned Authority

  • Patwari and Tehsildar for rural areas.
  • Municipality EO/MC for urban areas.

Procedure

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.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Himachal Pradesh

Eligiblity

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)

Status on Non-Himachali persons marrying a Himachali or vice-versa

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.

Provisions for the employees of the Himachal Government

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.

Concerned Department

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.

Form to be filled

The application form is available at http://himachal.nic.in/citizen/hpbonafide.pdf (32 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window) .

Supporting Documents

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.

Fee

No fee is charged for getting a Bonafide Himachali Certificate.

Procedure

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.

Exception

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)

Time Limit

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

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Lakshadweep

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.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Maharashtra

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.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Mizoram

Obtaining Domicile Certificate

  • Application form can be obtained from the DC office counter during office hours for Rs.5/-.
  • The applicant should enclose any one of the following: certificates from the concerned V.C.P/Birth Certificate/educational certificates/House Tax payee certificates/documents supporting details of regular employment with the Govt. of Mizoram.
  • Children born of inter-caste marriages should produce certificates from the concerned V.C.P.
  • Submission to the judicial branch, DC office Complex, in all the districts of Mizoram. Click here to download the Application Form.(PDF file that opens in a new window)

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Punjab

Department Concerned

Revenue Department
Office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Office of the Tehsildar

Eligibility Condition

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.

Step by step Procedure

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.

Check List of Documents

i.        Prescribed application form

ii.        Affidavit in proof of residence

Verification Procedure

The Tehsil Office issues the certificate after getting the verification done from the Revenue Patwari.

Common Mistakes to avoid

i.        Domicile Certificate can only be made at one place.

ii.        Making of Domicile Certificate at more than one place is an offence.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Rajasthan

Eligibility

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.

Procedure

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).

Necessary documents/papers

  • Affidavit by the applicant.
  • Photocopy of ration card.
  • Photocopy of Election Photo ID card (EPIC)/Electoral Roll.
  • Photocopy of educational qualification to verify the place of study.
  • Photocopy of the Birth Certificate.
  • Any other document related to property/rent receipt, etc.
  • Certificate by two responsible officers.
  • In case of rural areas, the report of the Patwari is required.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Sikkim

Eligibility

In Sikkim, the DomicileCcertificate is called the Certificate of Identification. Persons eligible to get the Domicile Certificate are:

  • Any person whose father/ husband/ paternal grandfather/ brother from the same father possesses SSC;
  • Any person whose father/ husband or he/she himself/herself has landed property in rural areas of Sikkim either in the Old Land records of 1952-54 or the new ones of 1977-79;
  • Any person whose father/ husband or he/she himself/herself was in regular Government service of Sikkim on or before 31st December 1969 and any person whose father possesses a Citizenship Certificate.

Concerned Authority

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:

  • Attested Copies of Sikkim Subject Certificate/ Parcha of Land/ Service Appointment Order/ Citizenship Certificate.
  • Panchayat verification report included in the form.
  • School Certificate/ Birth Certificate or Voter Card.
  • Area MLA recommendation for urban areas.
  • Two passport sized photographs of the applicant.
  • One passport sized photograph of the guardian.

Note:

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.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Tamil Nadu

Introduction

  • Nativity means a place by virtue of one’s birth.
  • Residence denotes a place where a person is staying regularly.
  • These certificates are normally issued for getting admission in schools and in seeking jobs.
  • Nativity Certificate is issued subject to the applicant proving continuous residence for five years or more.
  • Residence certificate is issued if one lives in a place for more than one year.

Eligibility

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.

Necessary Documents

  • Permanently residing for a period of five years should be supported by documentary evidence.
  • The Family Ration Card, Electoral Roll, documents like Sale Deed, Tax Receipt, etc., relating to the property owned by either of the parents or by the applicant, are required.
  • The Transfer Certificate issued by the School authorities where the applicant had studied last can also be used to prove whether the applicant was in the state for five years.

Enquiry will be made in the nieghbourhood to ascertain the facts regarding continuous residence.

Department Concerned

The Taluk Office under the Revenue Department

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Tripura

Eligibility

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).

Procedure

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.

Concerned Authority

District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the area where the candidate and/or his family permanently reside(s).

Necessary documents/papers

The following indicative list of documents may qualify to substantiate the applicant?s claim for Domicile Certificate:

  • Citizenship Certificate (mandatory)
  • Ration Card
  • Tehsil Enquiry
  • Land Document
  • School Certificate showing 10 years of continuous stay in Tripura
  • Certificate of parents showing 10 years of continuous stay in Tripura
  • School Certificate from Class I to XII (mandatory Joint Entrance Examinations)

A Common Application Form, introduced for applying for Certificates in Tripura can be Download(External website that opens in a new window)

Fee

No fee is charged for this service.

For further information, visit : http://tsu.trp.nic.in/esuvidha

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Uttar Pradesh

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:

  1. Domicile Certificate shall be issued only for getting admission in educational institute or for employment.
  2. The District Magistrate or any Addl. District Magistrate/SDM authorised by the DM shall be the competent officer to issue Domicile Certificates.
  3. A Domicile Certificate in the state of Uttar Pradesh is issued to a person whose parents are permanent residents of the district, or to a person who has been residing in the district for a period of not less than 3 years.
  4. A person who is in the Government Service or in the Non-Government Service, and whose job is transferable, shall get some relaxation in the laws. He/she can submit a copy of any of the following documents:
  • Certificate from Employer/Chairman, Gram Panchayat/Chairman, Nagar Panchayat
  • Ration Card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • PAN (Income Tax)
  • House Tax / Water Tax
  • Electricity Bill
  1. The applicant has to apply for Domicile Certificate in Form-1 in duplicate. He/she should submit two photographs along with the application. One photograph will be pasted on the certificate, and the second will be kept for Government records.
  2. The applicant has to submit verification letter in the prescribed format from any one of the following:-
  • Gazetted Officer
  • Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Member of legislative Assembly (MLA)
  • Chairman, Zila Panchayat
  • Chairman, Nagar Panchayat
  • Branch Manager, Nationalised Bank
  1. Domicile Certificate shall be issued to the applicant within one month, provided all the formalities are in order.

Click here to download the Application Form. (68 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window)

Fee

No fee is charged for getting a Domicile Certificate.

 

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Uttarakhand

Eligibility

  • Any person who is a resident of India and a bonafide resident of the State, is eligible to avail the service. Persons having a permanent home in the State will be eligible for it. In this category, the residents of the state, who have been residing in the State for at least 15 years, or who are having a permanent home in the State, but are presently residing outside the State for earning a living, will also be considered. A permanent home means that the person is living ancestrally/ having an ancestral house in the State.
  • Any person who fulfils the conditions amended by the Government through Government orders time to time.

Concerned Authority

The Sub Divisional Magistrate of the concerned area

Procedure

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.

Necessary documents/papers

  • Copy of Parivar Register, certified by the Gram Pradhan or the certificate of Ward Member
  • High school, intermediate and higher educational certificates
  • Duly filled application form in the prescribed proforma

Fee

Nil

Forms

Form prescribed by the Government. As on date, the form is not available online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Domicile Certificate and Why is it Needed?

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.
What You Need to Do to Obtain a Domicile Certificate

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.

Note:

Domicile Certificate can be made only in one State/UT. Obtaining Domicile Certificate from more than one State/UT is an offence.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Andaman and Nicobar Island
Eligibility

All citizens of Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Concerned Authority

Tehsildar is the concerned authority providing the service.
Procedure

Submit the duly filled in application form to the concerned Tehsildar with valid documents like
Ration Card
Election I-card
Islander I-card
Educational certificate of these Islands etc.
Whom to approach for availing the service and during what hours?

Submit the form to the dealing assistant at the concerned Tehsil office between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm.
Fee

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).

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Andhra Pradesh

One has to approach the MRO office during any working day and apply in the prescribed form.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Arunachal Pradesh
Eligibility
Indian citizens who are not originally from the State but work in the Govt. service.
Indian citizens who are not originally from the State but have been staying in the state for 5-10 years.
Concerned Authority

The Deputy Commissioner of a district.
Procedure
The applicant needs to route his/her application through the Gaun Bura or any Anchal Samity member of the area in which he/she lives.
The Circle Officer of the area will then forward the application to the DC of the district.
The DC verifies & approves the certificate. If the ADC is entrusted with the job, the ADC verifies and issues the certificate.
Necessary documents/papers
Filled up Domicile Certificate application form.
Affidavit signed by the area CO/ EAC.
Fee

Rs. 25/- for issuance of Domicile Certificate.
Forms

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.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Assam

This service provides features for recording petitions receipt, and for issuing Domicile Certificates to the citizens.
Eligibility

Indian citizens holding land in Assam are eligible to avail the service.
Concerned Authority

Community Information Centres of Assam are the concerned authority for providing the service.
Procedure

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.
Fee

Rs. 10 for the issuance of a Domicile Certificate

The certificate is issued within 7 days.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Chhattisgarh
Concerned Authority

Tehsil Office
Procedure

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.
Necessary documents/papers
School education certificate is to be attached (class 5th, 8th, 10th, or 12th) as a proof of duration of stay.
A format duly filled and signed by the village Patwari is also to be submitted along with these forms, in the prescribed format.
Eligibility
Person born in Chhattisgarh
Either the person/parents living in Chhattisgarh since 15 yrs
Either of the parent serving/retired state/central govt. employee in any of the districts of Chhattisgarh
Either the person/parents having immovable property, industry, agriculture, any other kind of business since past 5 yrs in Chhattisgarh
Person should have studied in Chhattisgarh for atleast 3 yrs
Person should have cleared one of the following examinations in Chhattisgarh:
Higher education
VIII standard
IV, V class exams
Fee

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)
Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Delhi

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.
Concerned Authority
SDM of the concerned area; or
Office of the Deputy Commissioner
Necessary documents/papers
Proof of continuous residence in Delhi for the last 3 years, like Ration Card, Identity Card, School Certificate, etc
Application form duly attested by a Class-I officer that he/she has known the applicant for more than 3 years
Forms

Click here (48 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window) for the relevant form.
Response Time

Normally 21 days

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Goa
Concerned Authority

Apply to the District Magistrate in the prescribed form.
Necessary Documents
Residence Certificate from the Mamlatdar
Copy of the Ration Card
Birth Certificate
An affidavit to the effect that domicile has been renounced in case the applicant is born outside Goa

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Gujarat

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.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Haryana
Concerned Authority
Patwari and Tehsildar for rural areas.
Municipality EO/MC for urban areas.
Procedure

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.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Himachal Pradesh
Eligiblity

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)
Status on Non-Himachali persons marrying a Himachali or vice-versa

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.
Provisions for the employees of the Himachal Government

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.
Concerned Department

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.
Form to be filled

The application form is available at http://himachal.nic.in/citizen/hpbonafide.pdf (32 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window) .
Supporting Documents

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.
Fee

No fee is charged for getting a Bonafide Himachali Certificate.
Procedure

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.
Exception

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)
Time Limit

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

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Lakshadweep

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.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Maharashtra

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.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Mizoram
Obtaining Domicile Certificate
Application form can be obtained from the DC office counter during office hours for Rs.5/-.
The applicant should enclose any one of the following: certificates from the concerned V.C.P/Birth Certificate/educational certificates/House Tax payee certificates/documents supporting details of regular employment with the Govt. of Mizoram.
Children born of inter-caste marriages should produce certificates from the concerned V.C.P.
Submission to the judicial branch, DC office Complex, in all the districts of Mizoram. Click here to download the Application Form.(PDF file that opens in a new window)

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Punjab
Department Concerned

Revenue Department
Office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Office of the Tehsildar
Eligibility Condition

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.
Step by step Procedure

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.
Check List of Documents

i. Prescribed application form

ii. Affidavit in proof of residence
Verification Procedure

The Tehsil Office issues the certificate after getting the verification done from the Revenue Patwari.
Common Mistakes to avoid

i. Domicile Certificate can only be made at one place.

ii. Making of Domicile Certificate at more than one place is an offence.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Rajasthan
Eligibility

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.
Procedure

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).
Necessary documents/papers
Affidavit by the applicant.
Photocopy of ration card.
Photocopy of Election Photo ID card (EPIC)/Electoral Roll.
Photocopy of educational qualification to verify the place of study.
Photocopy of the Birth Certificate.
Any other document related to property/rent receipt, etc.
Certificate by two responsible officers.
In case of rural areas, the report of the Patwari is required.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Sikkim
Eligibility

In Sikkim, the DomicileCcertificate is called the Certificate of Identification. Persons eligible to get the Domicile Certificate are:
Any person whose father/ husband/ paternal grandfather/ brother from the same father possesses SSC;
Any person whose father/ husband or he/she himself/herself has landed property in rural areas of Sikkim either in the Old Land records of 1952-54 or the new ones of 1977-79;
Any person whose father/ husband or he/she himself/herself was in regular Government service of Sikkim on or before 31st December 1969 and any person whose father possesses a Citizenship Certificate.
Concerned Authority

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:
Attested Copies of Sikkim Subject Certificate/ Parcha of Land/ Service Appointment Order/ Citizenship Certificate.
Panchayat verification report included in the form.
School Certificate/ Birth Certificate or Voter Card.
Area MLA recommendation for urban areas.
Two passport sized photographs of the applicant.
One passport sized photograph of the guardian.

Note:

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.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Tamil Nadu
Introduction
Nativity means a place by virtue of one’s birth.
Residence denotes a place where a person is staying regularly.
These certificates are normally issued for getting admission in schools and in seeking jobs.
Nativity Certificate is issued subject to the applicant proving continuous residence for five years or more.
Residence certificate is issued if one lives in a place for more than one year.
Eligibility

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.
Necessary Documents
Permanently residing for a period of five years should be supported by documentary evidence.
The Family Ration Card, Electoral Roll, documents like Sale Deed, Tax Receipt, etc., relating to the property owned by either of the parents or by the applicant, are required.
The Transfer Certificate issued by the School authorities where the applicant had studied last can also be used to prove whether the applicant was in the state for five years.

Enquiry will be made in the nieghbourhood to ascertain the facts regarding continuous residence.
Department Concerned

The Taluk Office under the Revenue Department

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Tripura
Eligibility

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).
Procedure

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.
Concerned Authority

District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Sub-Divisional Magistrate of the area where the candidate and/or his family permanently reside(s).
Necessary documents/papers

The following indicative list of documents may qualify to substantiate the applicant?s claim for Domicile Certificate:
Citizenship Certificate (mandatory)
Ration Card
Tehsil Enquiry
Land Document
School Certificate showing 10 years of continuous stay in Tripura
Certificate of parents showing 10 years of continuous stay in Tripura
School Certificate from Class I to XII (mandatory Joint Entrance Examinations)

A Common Application Form, introduced for applying for Certificates in Tripura can be Download(External website that opens in a new window)
Fee

No fee is charged for this service.

For further information, visit : http://tsu.trp.nic.in/esuvidha

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Uttar Pradesh

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:
Domicile Certificate shall be issued only for getting admission in educational institute or for employment.
The District Magistrate or any Addl. District Magistrate/SDM authorised by the DM shall be the competent officer to issue Domicile Certificates.
A Domicile Certificate in the state of Uttar Pradesh is issued to a person whose parents are permanent residents of the district, or to a person who has been residing in the district for a period of not less than 3 years.
A person who is in the Government Service or in the Non-Government Service, and whose job is transferable, shall get some relaxation in the laws. He/she can submit a copy of any of the following documents:
Certificate from Employer/Chairman, Gram Panchayat/Chairman, Nagar Panchayat
Ration Card
Driving License
Passport
Voter ID Card
PAN (Income Tax)
House Tax / Water Tax
Electricity Bill
The applicant has to apply for Domicile Certificate in Form-1 in duplicate. He/she should submit two photographs along with the application. One photograph will be pasted on the certificate, and the second will be kept for Government records.
The applicant has to submit verification letter in the prescribed format from any one of the following:-
Gazetted Officer
Member of Parliament (MP)
Member of legislative Assembly (MLA)
Chairman, Zila Panchayat
Chairman, Nagar Panchayat
Branch Manager, Nationalised Bank
Domicile Certificate shall be issued to the applicant within one month, provided all the formalities are in order.

Click here to download the Application Form. (68 KB)(PDF file that opens in a new window)
Fee

No fee is charged for getting a Domicile Certificate.

Obtain a Domicile Certificate: Uttarakhand
Eligibility
Any person who is a resident of India and a bonafide resident of the State, is eligible to avail the service. Persons having a permanent home in the State will be eligible for it. In this category, the residents of the state, who have been residing in the State for at least 15 years, or who are having a permanent home in the State, but are presently residing outside the State for earning a living, will also be considered. A permanent home means that the person is living ancestrally/ having an ancestral house in the State.
Any person who fulfils the conditions amended by the Government through Government orders time to time.
Concerned Authority

The Sub Divisional Magistrate of the concerned area
Procedure

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.
Necessary documents/papers
Copy of Parivar Register, certified by the Gram Pradhan or the certificate of Ward Member
High school, intermediate and higher educational certificates
Duly filled application form in the prescribed proforma
Fee

Nil
Forms

Form prescribed by the Government. As on date, the form is not available online.

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Readers Comments (22)
  1. amitava banerjee says:

    required criteria for getting domicile certificate from west Bengal state

  2. sadnha singh says:

    can i get domicile certificate from my birth place if i married in other state and i have my all education done from my birth place state.

  3. Ganesh says:

    I have done graduatn from patna bihar and also taken birth in bihar. I have not permanent any house. How will i get domicile certificate? Is it necessary to obtain permanent domicile certificate , there is a need of own house? M i eligible for government job? How will i submit my domicile certificate to the employer? How will i get obc certificate without permanent domicile certificate?

  4. Kamal C says:

    My native is Gujarat but due to service in defence, my both the children was born other states. Now after retirement from defence service I am permanently residing in Gujarat which is my native state. Do I require Domicile certificates for my children???

  5. sunil biswas says:

    Dear sir,
    kindly arrange to give the guidance for obtaining the Nationality Certificate in C.G.state of the ward required for submission to the college during admission in Maharastra State for P.G. studies.

    Thanx

    Yours truely

    S.Biswas
    Janjgir[C.G.}

  6. vishal says:

    i have a driving licence in westbengal ,am i eligible to obtain domice of w.bengal

  7. dhirendra kumar says:

    dear sir,
    please informed to me that what is egibility of permanent resisdential in bihar state.

  8. anitha says:

    My daughter is born in Kerala and had stayed in Maharashtra,Goa and Gujarat for more than three years. We own a land in Maharashtra. She is now staying in Madhya Pradesh for the last one year. From where Can she get domicile certificate?

  9. mohmedsiddiq says:

    my daughter born in Gujarat and brought up in UAE. Staying in Karnataka for five years for study purpose .from where can she get domicile? .

  10. rakesh singh says:

    i am a resident of jharkhand ,please inform me of validty period of domicile certificate issued by block and then by SDO of my district.

  11. rupesh rai says:

    my father is ex army person and live in gujarat from last 10 years but the birth place of my fathe is bihar. my father have aration card, voter id, and property in gujarat ,, so kindly tell me that my father is eligible for domicile of gujarat

  12. zakir says:

    I am living in mumbai/govandi i want to know where i can issue my domicile certificate.and a application form

  13. JEETENDRA AGARWAL says:

    i am a central govt. employ and working in rajasthan since last 05 years with my wife.my wife need domicile certificate for take eudcation in rajsthan, can i get domicile certificate.

    • JEETENDRA AGARWAL says:

      i am a central govt. employ and working in rajasthan since last 05 years with my wife.my wife need domicile certificate for take education in rajasthan, can i get domicile certificate.

  14. F.L. says:

    A “Domicile Certificate” camp has been held in Wanowrie area at Mahadji Shinde High School from the 6th of May to the 11th. This camp is held with the idea to facilitate the parents as every year they have a last minute rush at their Shivajinagar office.

    (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-04-15/pune/38554821_1_domicile-certificates-special-camps-facilitation-centres)

    I am very disappointed with this facility as on day one when I go to get a list of documents I realise I have to go back to my wards school to get a Bonafide Certificate and the school is now closed. Then I am told to get his fathers leaving certificate for which again I ve to go to his school which is closed. His father has been born outside Maharashtra and so we need to go to the Shivajinagar court.  And even if I can do this process, there is no way I can submit my application on the 11th. The gentleman they have sent has no answers to any of our queries.

    I want to know that when a child is born in Maharashtra, whose school leaving certificate is from Maharashtra, then why does he need a Domicile Certificate at all?
    I want to know that to get a domicile certificate for my ward, if I can prove that my ward is a resident of Maharashtra for the last 10 years, then why do I need to prove where his father has studied and where his father has been born? What do they need of this information? I want to know that if they are holding a camp for our convenience, where is the convenience? What advantage did I get of this camp? I would like to know that of the number of forms they have sold, how many submissions did they get? They should have also given in the newspapers the documents we need, so that during the camp we are there with complete preparation. They are here only for namesake. A responsible person should have been sent to guide us.

  15. abhishek giri says:

    domicile rule of west bengal for women

  16. I went to domicile office for polish inquiry. I have not my birth certificate. As per west Bengal govt. rule we can give madhyamik admit cart for birth certificate. But the officer want 4000 Rs for creating domicile.. I belong to very poor family from where i arrange Rs.4000/- I told him but he told me that you have to arrange otherwise forget about your domicile.

  17. hari says:

    sir, my wife is from jharkhand. her all qualification from jharkhand.i belongs from other state but i am working in central units of jharkhand state. i want to know that she is eligible for taking benefit of OBC(ncl) and local residence certificate on the basis of her father.





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