Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A domicile certificate can be issued by the respective state/UT authorities such as Tehsildar, Revenue Office, SDM, Collector Office, Deputy Collector Office, District Magistrate Office, etc.

A domicile certificate can be useful for following purposes –
• Availing benefits of state implemented scholarship schemes
• Obtain reservation benefits in government jobs or educational institutes under resident quota
Availing loans

No, an Aadhaar Card cannot be used as a domicile certificate as it is basically an identity proof and not a residence proof.

Generally, a domicile or resident certificate has life-long validity. However, some state authorities have restricted its validity depending on the purpose for which it has been asked for. The minimum validity of a domicile certificate can be 6 months.

The certificate gets processed within seven days from the date of application. This deadline is adhered to only if all the documents are accurate.

A domicile certificate can provide various benefits to the holder such as education, government-sponsored scholarship, as well as employment under state quotas. It is also applicable to certain job profiles where local residents are preferred.