What is a Domicile Certificate?
In general, a domicile Certificate or a residence certificate is issued by a state government to prove that the person having the domicile certificate is a resident of that particular State or Union Territory as stated in the domicile certificate. A Woman who is not originally belonging to a State or Union Territory, but married to a man who is a permanent resident of that particular State or Union Territory or who is eligible for the State’s or Union Territory’s Domicile Certificate, is also eligible to apply for a Domicile Certificate.
Domicile Certificate is a document by which a person can avail various benefits such as education, job and other benefits (Resident Quotas in the Government Service and educational institutions, and also in case of jobs where local residents are preferred).
How to Obtain a Domicile Certificate?
An applicant can get the application forms either from the local authorities (Tahsildar’s office /Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ District Collector’s Office/ Revenue Department or any other authorized authority in the State/UT).
Documents Required for obtaining Domicile Certificate
As stated earlier, domicile certificate is a certificate that can be issued under the rules and regulation of a state government. Therefore, an applicant is required to provide various documents depending upon the rules and regulation of a particular State/Union Territory.
Generally, the following documents are required for obtaining a Domicile Certificate:
- Proof of residences such as ration card or driving license
- Age proof such as birth certificate, school certificate (10th admit card), etc.
- Two passport size photographs
- Proof of identity such as an Aadhaar card, PAN card, etc.
- Self-declaration form.
- Duly filled the application form.
- Photocopies of all documents duly attested by a government official.
- An affidavit from tahsil or court.
Affidavit for Domicile Certificate
In order to obtain a domicile certificate, the applicant will have to create an Affidavit. In simple words, an applicant who is a permanent resident of a particular state or union territory and holding a valid proof of identity & residence can create the affidavit for domicile certificate.
The affidavit for the domicile certificate must include the details listed below:
- Name, age and address of the applicant (deponent)
- Name of the father or name of the spouse and details (in the case where the applicant is a married woman and not being a permanent resident of the state in which she wants to claim domicile certificate)
- The Period staying (number of months/years) of the applicant in the address mentioned and the exact period of stay.
- A declaration by the applicant stating that the information stated in the affidavit and that all supporting documents are genuine
- The purpose for which domicile certificate is required
- Signature of the applicant
- Date on which the affidavit is made
- You may Collect the application forms either from online or from the local authorities, i.e. the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildars office/Revenue Department/District Collectors Office, or any other authority as specified in the State/UT of your residence.
- Completely fill the application form and submit with required documents.
- You will be required to produce proof of continuous residence in the State for a specified minimum period, or that of holding land in the State/UT, depending on the rules in the State concerned.
- After submission of application and required documents you will receive the Domicile or Resident Certificate within 30 days of issuing date by the applicant.