Obtain a Domicile
What is a Domicile
Certificate and Why is it Needed?
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
You Need to Do to Obtain a Domicile Certificate
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.
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.
Certificate can be made only in one State/UT. Obtaining Domicile Certificate
from more than one State/UT is an offence.
Select a State to Download the Domicile Certificate, for that State.