What is Domicile Certificate and How to get a Domicile Certificate – Explained

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Article Index:

1. What is a Domicile Certificate?

2. What are the features of a Domicile Certificate?

3. How can one apply for a Domicile Certificate?

4. What are the required documents to get presented for obtaining a Domicile Certificate?

5. What is the need to get an affidavit for the Domicile Certificate?

6. What is the Eligibility Criteria for obtaining a Domicile Certificate?

7. What is the fee for obtaining the Domicile Certificate?

 

1. What is a Domicile Certificate?

Domicile certificate is that certificate that gets issued by the respective State Governments, which proves the fact the person hosting the document has all rights to the state in that State or Union Territory. We can also refer to the domicile certificate as the residence certificate, which helps the citizen reside peacefully inside the country. 

domicile certificate also allows a particular person to reside in that state, and he has all the rights to use the utilities provided by the State Government. It also applies to a woman who is living in a different state or union territory but gets married to a person who resides in the state where he has his domicile certificate. 

Under such circumstances, the woman also receives the leverage of staying in the country, and she can also apply for a domicile certificate. 

 

2. What are the features of a Domicile Certificate?

Domicile certificate is a document that allows you to enjoy all the utilities provided by the State Government, such as education, job, food, electricity, and water. 

In Government services, an individual quota by the name resident quota is available. So any person who presents this Domicile Certificate can easily apply for these jobs under the resident quota category.

 

3. How can one apply for a Domicile Certificate?

At first, anyone who wishes to apply for a domicile certificate can get the application form for the same from the offices of local authorities. The local authorities include Tahsildar, District Collector, Revenue Department Officer, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, or any authorized authority residing in the state or union territory.

 

4. What are the required documents to get presented for obtaining a Domicile Certificate?

A domicile certificate always gets issued by the State Government only when specific rules and regulations get followed as per the directions of the Government. 

Therefore, the person who wants to apply for a domicile certificate needs to provide all the documents as specified by the State Government or Union Territory. These documents have to get presented according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the State Government.

The following documents get required for obtaining a domicile certificate from the respective State Governments or Union Territories:

4.1 The applicant must provide proof of residence such as driving license, voter card, Aadhar card, ration card, and others as specified by the Government. 

4.2 He should also provide proof of his birth, which includes the birth certificate, school certificate, or 10th or 12th marks card.

4.3 He must present the form by attesting two latest passport size photographs.

4.4 He must also provide proof of identity such as voter card, Aadhar card, Driving license, and others as specified by the State Government.

4.5 He must present the duly filled application form and should also attach a self-declaration form of proving his residence in the state or union territory. 

4.6 He must provide the photocopies of all documents contained in the form, and all the papers should get attested by a Government official.

And lastly, he should also attest an affidavit from a tahsildar or court. 

 

5. What is the need to get an affidavit for the Domicile Certificate?

As already mentioned, the applicant has to attest a copy of the affidavit to obtain the domicile certificate from the respective State Government or Union Territory. To put it in simple words, we can tell that the applicant needs to prove his residing fact at a particular state. 

For this reason, he needs to attest an affidavit, which will show that the applicant has a valid proof of identity and residence of staying in the country. The testimony created by the applicant should enclose the following matters:

5.1 The name, address, and age of the applicant should get mentioned.

5.2 The name of the father or spouse of the applicant should also get mentioned. 

The details of the spouse get asked, and the reason is if in case the applicant is married woman or man and not being the permanent resident of the state and wants to apply for the domicile certificate. 

5.3 The period for which the applicant has stayed in the state. He should also enclose the list of addresses where all he has remained till the date of application.

5.4 written declaration by the applicant that all the details given in the affidavit are accurate, and all the documents are genuine and original.

5.5 He should also mention the purpose for which he needs the domicile certificate.

5.6 Lastly, he should attest to the affidavit with his signature. It should also contain the date when the testimony got created. 

 

6. What is the Eligibility Criteria for obtaining a Domicile Certificate?

6.1 To obtain the domicile certificate anywhere in India, the person has to be a resident of the particular state for at least six years from the period of application. 

6.2 If the age of the applicant is less than 18 years, then the applicant’s father must possess a domicile certificate; else, his application will get considered null and void. 

 

7. What is the fee for obtaining the Domicile Certificate?

After submitting all necessary documents with their application, the applicant has to pay a fee of Rs. 45 to get the domicile certificate. Once received, the domicile certificate will be valid for a lifetime. 

The certificates get processed within a matter of seven days from the date of application only if the provided documents are accurate and genuine. 

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Shreyas Aravind is a mechanical engineer by profession. He is a good orator and writes with passion. Shreyas Also a vivid learner and an eager enthusiast.

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