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What is Domicile Certificate?

A Domicile Certificate is an address proof of a person certifying that a particular person has been staying in a particular place or state for over a time period of 3 years or more (this may vary from state to state). In simple words, it can also be called the Residence Certificate. A Domicile Certificate is provided by the particular state government of which the resident wants the Certificate of residence.

In this article, you will read more about the Domicile Certificate application, uses and the answers to your various questions like HOW CAN I GET MY DOMICILE CERTIFICATE and CAN WE APPLY FOR DOMICILE CERTIFICATE ONLINE.

When is Domicile Certificate required ?

A Domicile Certificate is required in various places. Everyone who aspires to get benefits of the government services of their state will need a Domicile Certificate to prove themselves a residence of that state. A Domicile Certificate ensures that the residents of the state et all the government privileges and reservations.

Who needs a Domicile Certificate ?

Domicile Certificate is needed in various places by various people. Here is a list of those people who should have a Domicile Certificate:

  1. Everyone who wants to get the government facilities and jobs in their state needs a Domicile Certificate.

  2. Students who require scholarships based on their state require Domicile Certificate.

  3. Women getting married into a different state will also require this document to be eligible to change all their identity proofs based on the address.

  4. Students who wish to get admission into any of the state universities like the University of Maharashtra and UPTU. If you are applying to a University through all India entrance exams, you will not require a Domicile Certificate.

How to apply for Domicile Certificate ?

Applying for a Domicile Certificate is easy. One must pass the eligibility criteria and must have the required documents. You can apply for a Domicile Certificate online or offline as preferred by the applicant.

Eligibility Criteria:

The eligibility criteria for applying for a Domicile Certificate is easy for a resident to pass. Here is all that you should be/have:

  1. Applicants should have been staying in a particular state for a time period required by the government of that state to issue a Domicile Certificate.

  2. Any sort of property of the applicant must be there in the state.

  3. Any female married to a person in a particular state are eligible to apply for the state’s Domicile Certificate.

  4. If the applicant is a minor, their Domicile Certificate would be made on the basis of their parents’.

Documents Required:

Very few and important documents are required while applying for a Domicile Certificate. They are:

  1. The affidavit required by the government. This affidavit will be mentioned in Annexure 1 of the form of Domicile Certificate.

  2. An identity proof (it may include any government id card having your name and address like Aadhar card, PAN card, Voter ID card, etc.)

  3. Address proof (this may include your electricity bill, water bill or telephone bill. This is required to match the address.)

  4. Birth Certificate (copy)

  5. Proof to show that the applicant holds a land. (This maybe your property papers’ copy)

  6. Coloured passport size photograph of the applicant.

How to apply for Domicile Certificate online?

If you wish to apply for the Domicile Certificate online, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Go to the official government website of your state.

  2. Log in using your unique login ID and password.

  3. Find the apply for forms option and click the link.

  4. Now, choose the type of certificate you wish to apply for(Domicile Certificate here)

  5. A page with a form will appear on your screen.

  6. Fill the form with all the required details and pictures or numbers of the required documents.

  7. Add the desired mode of payment (credit card, debit card, net banking, Bhim UPI, etc)

  8. Submit the form and wait for the approval.

Once approved, you will be able to track the status of your form. Once the Domicile Certificate is processed, you will be able to download it and print it for further use.

If you wish to apply for the Domicile Certificate offline, go to the nearby cyber cafe, bank or post office and ask them to apply for your Domicile Certificate. Go with your documents and don’t let them charge you extra because any sort of government document is your birthright.

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