Domicile Certificate is essentially an individual’s residence proof issued by the government of a state or union territory which makes them eligible to avail various benefits offered specifically to the residents of the state by the government of your domicile state/UT in sectors such as employment and education.

How to apply and get the Domicile Certificate?

The process of getting your domicile certificate is fairly simple if you are both born and a resident of the given state. However, besides people born in the state, women married in the state or families settled there for many years can also apply for the Domicile certificate.

You can easily get the required application forms from your local authorities including Revenue Department, Tahsildar office, DC office or Sub-Divisional Magistrate.

But, at any given time you can be a domicile of only one Indian state/UT. So, as you are granted the domicile certificate for your new state, you are no longer eligible to avail the benefits on your older one.  

Documents required for Domicile certificate

Moreover, along with your application certificate, you will also need to attach the following documents with your application.

  • Identity Proof (like AADHAR Card, Voter ID Card, Passport or PAN Card)
  • Proof of residence(like driving license or ration cards)
  • Age Proof (like birth certificate, 10th class certificate)
  • Two passport sized photographs
  • A Self-declaration form.
  • Application form.
  • An affidavit from a court or Tehsil.

Your affidavit for the domicile certificate shall further include your following details –

  • Your name, age and address
  • Your father/spouse’s name and details
  • Exact period of stay at the mentioned address
  • Declaration that all the information stated in the affidavit is genuine
  • Purpose you need the domicile certificate
  • Date on which the affidavit is made
  • Your signature

Note – Get photocopies of all documents attached with your application duly attested by a government official beforehand.

After processing your application and related documents, your Domicile Certificate will either be issued by the District Magistrate in your area or any Additional District Magistrate or Sub-Divisional Magistrate authorised by him to issue the certificates.

Can I apply for Domicile Certificate Online?

Yes. You can now apply for your domicile certificate in both online and offline mode in almost all states and union territories across India. You can apply at your respective state/UT portal and then also download your certificate from the portal once it is issued by the concerned authorities.

You will be required to fill up an application form, upload scanned copies of the required documents, and pay a small fee. As per the online portal,, you can go to the below sites as per your respective states to apply online with the exception of Ladakh and Lakshwadeep which are yet to begin accepting online applications for the purpose.

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