Domicile Certificate is a certificate which is issued by a state government. It is also known as residence certificate. Domicile certificate is the prove for the person that he/she is a resident of particular state or Union territory as mentioned in the domicile certificate. A woman from particular state and having domicile certificate but married to a man who are in different state, she is eligible to make domicile certificate of that state too. It is required when someone is applying for anything and want to avail benefits in education sector, job, scholarship or any other benefits. It is also beneficial to the person who are applied for job location of preference in their own state, then they can show the domicile certificate and get job location benefit.
From where one can obtain domicile certificate
Applicant can get the domicile certificate by applying through the application from the local authorities of the state like through Tahsildar office, Sub-divisional Magistrate, District collector office, Revenue department or any other authorised authority of the state or Union territory.
What documents required to get domicile certificate
For applying to domicile certificate one have to provide following documents such as:
• Ration card/ driving license for proof of residence
• Age proof, it can be 10th mark sheet or birth certificate
• Passport size photographs
• Identity proof card such as Aadhar or PAN card etc.
• Self-declaration form
• Duly filled application form
• Duly attested photocopies of all documents by a government official
• Affidavit from tehsil or court.
Domicile Certificate – Providing Authorities
A domicile certificate is generally issued by the designated authorities of the State and Union Territories. It can be the Revenue Department Officer, Tehsildar Officer, District Magistrate, SDO, SDM or Circle Officer. Each state and UT has its concerned issuing authority for the domicile certificate.
State-Wise List of Providing Authorities for Domicile Certificate
S.No. State Providing Authority Processing Time* Application Fee#
1. Andhra Pradesh Mandal Revenue Officer 7 days INR 10 to INR 35
2. Arunachal Pradesh Tehsildar Officer, Department of District Administration Not specified Not specified
3. Assam Concerned Office of the Circle Officer/Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and Revenue Officer 14 days Not specified
4. Bihar Circle Officer/ Village Administrative Officer (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector 15 working days Not specified
5. Chhattisgarh Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar’s office/Revenue Department/District Collector’s Office 15 days INR 30
6. Goa Deputy Collector/Sub-Divisional Officer 5 days Not specified
7. Gujarat Tehsil/Revenue Office 15 working days INR 20
8. Haryana SDM of the concerned Subdivision or Deputy Commissioner of the concerned district 7 working days INR 30
9. Himachal Pradesh Concerned Revenue Officer or Tehsildar 15 working days Not specified
10. Jharkhand Circle Officer or Tehsildar 15 working days Not specified
11. Karnataka Deputy Tehsildar and Tehsildar 7 days INR 25
12. Kerala Revenue Department Authorities or Tehsildar 5 to 15 days Up to INR 28
13. Madhya Pradesh Circle Officer/ Village Administrative Office (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector (RI) 15 working days Not specified
14. Maharashtra Tehsildar/ Sub-Divisional Officer/ Additional Collector 15 days Not specified
15. Manipur Circle Officer/ Village Administrative Office (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector (RI) 15 working days Not specified
16. Meghalaya Office of the Deputy Commissioner 15 working days Not specified
17. Mizoram Office of the Deputy Commissioner 2 to 3 days INR 30
18. Nagaland Office of the Commissioner Nagaland / District Administration / District Magistrate 10 to 15 days Not specified
19. Odisha Tehsildar 15 days Not specified
20. Punjab Tehsildar at Revenue Department Office 15 working days Not specified
21. Rajasthan Respective Tehsil/Block/Revenue Office 15 days INR 40
22. Sikkim Tehsildar at Revenue Department Office 15 working days Not specified
23. Tamil Nadu Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar Office/Revenue Department/District Collector Office Not specified INR 60
24. Telangana Tehsildar 7 days (for 1st time) and 15 minutes thereafter INR 10
25. Tripura Sub-Divisional Magistrate 15 days Up to INR 5
26. Uttar Pradesh District Magistrate Office 15 days INR 10
27. Uttarakhand Respective Tehsildar or Block Office 15 working days Not specified
28. West Bengal District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/ Deputy Magistrate/ Deputy Collector/ SDO/ BDO 3 working days No fee required
29. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Concerned Tehsildar Officer 10 days INR 2
30. Chandigarh Deputy Commissioner Office 15 working days Not specified
31. Dadra and Nagar Haveli Mamlatdar office/Collector office 7 days Not specified
32. Daman and Diu Mamlatdar office/Collector office 7 days Not specified
33. Delhi Deputy Commissioner/ Sub-District Magistrate/ Sub-Divisional Magistrate 14 days Not specified
34. Jammu and Kashmir Circle Officer/ Village Administrative Officer (VAO)/ Revenue Inspector (RI) 15 days Not specified
35. Ladakh Revenue Department Not specified Not specified
36. Lakshadweep Deputy Collector/ SDO Not specified Not specified
37. Puducherry Registrar/Sub-Registrar/Assistant Sub-Registrar office Not specified Not specified
*The processing time mentioned above is tentative. It may change depending on the providing authority.
#The application fee is subject to change as per the decision of the providing authority.
How to get a Domicile Certificate? – Stepwise Application Process
The applications for a domicile/resident certificate can be made both online and offline. Each state has its respective portal through which the applications can be made online. However, there are still a few states where offline applications are still preferred by the designated authorities.
If you are willing to apply for a domicile certificate, you need to refer to the respective state’s portal. It requires one to be a permanent resident of that specific state. The table below provides an insight on the state-wise portal through which you can apply for a domicile certificate online. In order to proceed with the application, the candidates need to create a login ID on the portal and complete the specified application requirements.
State-Wise Online Application Detail for Income Certificate
S.No. State Where to apply?
1. Andhra Pradesh Apply through the MEESEVA app of the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
2. Arunachal Pradesh Apply through Arunachal eServices portal of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
3. Assam Apply through e-District services of Assam state portal.
4. Bihar Apply through RTPS portal of Bihar Government.
5. Chhattisgarh Apply through the e-district portal of Chhattisgarh state.
6. Goa Apply through Goa Online portal.
7. Gujarat Apply through the Digital Gujarat portal.
8. Haryana Apply through the e-Disha portal of Haryana.
9. Himachal Pradesh Apply online through Himachal Online Seva (e-District) portal.
10. Jharkhand Apply online through Jharkhand e-District (JharSewa) portal.
11. Karnataka Apply online through the official website of Nadakacheri AJSK.
12. Kerala Apply online through Akshaya portal of the Government of Kerala.
13. Madhya Pradesh Apply online through MP e-District portal.
14. Maharashtra Apply online through Aaple Sarkar portal of the Government of Maharashtra.
15. Manipur Apply through the e-District portal of Manipur.
16. Meghalaya Apply through the e-District portal of Meghalaya.
17. Mizoram Apply through the e-District portal of Mizoram.
18. Nagaland Apply through the e-District portal of Nagaland.
19. Odisha Apply through the e-District portal of Odisha.
20. Punjab Apply through the state portal of Punjab.
21. Rajasthan Apply through e-Mitra portal of the Government of Rajasthan.
22. Sikkim Apply through the e-Services portal of Sikkim.
23. Tamil Nadu Apply through the Tamil Nadu e-Sevai center.
24. Telangana Apply through the MeeSeva portal of the Government of Telangana.
25. Tripura Apply through e-District portal of Tripura.
26. Uttar Pradesh Apply through e-Saathi web portal or mobile app.
27. Uttarakhand Apply through the e-District portal of Uttarakhand.
28. West Bengal Apply through West Bengal e-District portal.
29. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Apply through official portal of Andaman & Nicobar Administration.
30. Chandigarh Apply through Sampark portal of Chandigarh.
31. Dadra and Nagar Haveli Apply through the official portal of Dadra and Nagar Haveli Administration.
32. Daman and Diu Apply through the official portal of Daman and Diu Administration.
33. Delhi Apply through e-District portal of Delhi.
34. Jammu and Kashmir Apply through the revenue department of Jammu and Kashmir.
35. Ladakh Not applicable
36. Lakshadweep Not applicable
37. Puducherry Apply through e-District portal of Puducherry.
While applying online, there is a provision to download the e-certificate as well. The applicants can check the status of the application from the portal and download the e-certificate as it gets verified.
Despite the availability of online application, the candidates can prefer to apply for a domicile/resident certificate offline through the concerned state administration. The individuals who wish to obtain a domicile certificate offline can apply through one of the following concerned authorities –
• Tehsildar Office
• Revenue Office
• Collector/ Deputy Collector Office
• SDM Office
• District Magistrate Office
• Mamlatdar Office
• Citizen Service Corners (CSC)
• Registrar/ Sub-Registrar Office