How to Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate In India

Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate In India By Yourself

  • Applicant shall visit their respective district revenue /collector/municipal/thasildhar office to apply in-person with the documents specified under required documents session.
  • Visit the office of your choice. Complete the application at the office, along with any the required documents.
  • After reviewing the information and documents provided will enter the information and will provide you with a the record number to refer to.
  • The application will be scrutinized by the appropriate authorities according to the instruction.
  • It will take place a preliminary review and examination of documents and information that are provided.
  • After the verification process is completed the officials will then submit their findings to the appropriate higher authority for a decision and issue the certification to the applicant.
  • The applicant will be issued the document within 15 days after verification.


  • In addition to the above-mentioned mandatory documents, the applicant is required to submit any additional documents or information required by the appropriate authorities when applying.
  • The fee requirement must be paid in accordance with the quote from the authorities.
  • Applicant could be asked to provide proof of their stay in the state during an exact period(10 years/15 years, etc.).


  • In certain states, applicants must apply for services over the counter such as CSC centers/e-seva, etc. to apply.
  • In some states , applicants should apply through the state department’s online portal.
  • Find contact information and an application form on the respective state portals by clicking the link under the respective states below.

Documents Required For Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate

  • Application form.
  • Property Tax (As in effect).
  • Voter ID
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Educational certificates that are valid.
  • Self-declaration from the applicant.
  • Land proof or a house that has been rented (photocopy of the land deed or rent receipt duplicate).
  • Identity Identification (PAN card, driving license Card for voting, Ration cards Passport).
  • Age document (birth certificate or the school’s certificate).
  • Size of passport photograph.
  • Aadhaar card.
  • Photocopy of Indian Passport or Certified copy of NRC 1951(National Register of Citizens).
  • The copy PRC (Permanent Resident Certificate) of any family member of the applicant that identifies the connection, if appropriate.
  • Apply stamp according to the advice of authorities, if necessary.


  • Original and copy of originals with self-attestation as instructed by the relevant authorities must be filed according to the requirement.
  • Other than the above documents, authorities could request additional documents or other information. You must provide them to process.

Office Locations and Contacts

Department of AR & PG,Sardar Patel Bhawan,
Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110 001.
Phone: (011) 23360208
Fax: 011-23360352
Link for Contacts: Link for details


  • Here are the eligibility requirements to get a local certificate at the State Government:
  • Anyone who is a person who is a resident in the state.
  • Women who are not initially part of this state but were married to an individual who is a permanent resident of the state.


  • Authorities will announce fee details.
  • The details of the online payment will be shown


The validity time of the certificate has been extended to be lifelong in accordance with the GO (provided that the address of the individual remains the same)


Domicile/Residence Certificates can be obtained through the following sources:
For Urban Areas

  • It is obtained from the District Revenue department/municipality /District Collector after it gets inquired by the concerned Thasildhaar of the District.

For Rural Areas

  • Contact the concerned Thasildhar/Additional thasildhar

The Information You Need

  • Name of the applicant
  • Name of the father
  • Address
  • Age
  • Type of Certificate needed
  • The reason why the certificate is needed
  • Details on the basis of the certification
  • Documents available for download

Need to have the Document

  • Domicile/Residence certificates are generally issued to verify that the individual who holds it is resident or Domicile of the State/UT to the time the Certificate is issued. This certificate is used to prove residence in order to be eligible for Domicile/Resident Quotas at schools and the Government Service, as also for jobs where people who live locally are more likely to be hired.
  • The certificate can be used for various other reasons such as Passport, Visa etc.

Information that can be useful

  • The certificate is valid for a number of years.
  • Complete the application correctly without making any mistakes.
Note: It’s criminal to attempt with fake documents to obtain Domicile certificates.



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