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Domicile Certificate

Apply for Domicile Certificate

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    What is Domicile Certificate?

    A domicile certificate, often referred to as a residence certificate is an official document that can be used to prove that a person is a resident of a particular State/Union Territory. Issued by the respective state government/UT administration, this piece of paper allows individuals to peacefully reside in their respective states thereby allowing them to use all the utilities provided by the government. Individuals from any caste, category or group can apply for this certificate.It is important to note that a woman who gets married to a person who is a permanent resident of a particular state automatically becomes eligible to submit an application for a domicile certificate for the same state. A domicile certificate also plays a crucial role in availing benefits of the scholarship schemes implemented by the state governments.

    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. The table given below highlights the state-wise list of concerned providing authorities along with their processing time and application fee charged.

    Documents Required

    While applying for a domicile certificate, the candidates need to support their application with certain documents related to their identity, address and age.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    An individual who is living or whose parents are permanent residents of a particular state for more than 3 years can apply for a domicile certificate. This duration of residence may vary from state to state.
    In order to get a domicile certificate online, the candidates have to visit their respective state’s portals and follow the procedure as specified.
    A domicile certificate can be issued by the respective state/UT authorities such as Tehsildar, Revenue Office, SDM, Collector Office, Deputy Collector Office, District Magistrate Office, etc.
    A domicile certificate can be useful for following purposes –
    • Availing benefits of state implemented scholarship schemes
    • Obtain reservation benefits in government jobs or educational institutes under resident quota
    • Availing loans
    No, an Aadhaar Card cannot be used as a domicile certificate as it is basically an identity proof and not a residence proof.
    Generally, a domicile or resident certificate has life-long validity. However, some state authorities have restricted its validity depending on the purpose for which it has been asked for. The minimum validity of a domicile certificate can be 6 months.
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