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Arunachal Pradesh Permanent Residence Certificate


Arunachal Pradesh Permanent Residence Certificate

The State Government of Arunachal Pradesh issues the domicile certificate otherwise called as Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) to the residents of the State who stayed therein over a period. Those citizens who are not currently residing in the State but are sure of permanently staying therein can also apply for it. Besides the permanent residence certificate, the State also offers Temporary Residence Certificate (TRC) for those who reside in the State temporarily. In this article, we look at the procedure of obtaining the Arunachal Pradesh Permanent Residence Certificate in detail.

 Purpose of the Certificate

Permanent Residence Certificate is a legal document that serves as an evidence of residence and thus must be submitted wherever a residence proof is required. Some of the purposes are mentioned below.

  • Permanent Residence Certificate should be produced in many situations such as admission in educational organisations, job reservation under specific quotas, especially for government jobs, etc. to get local preferences.
  • To apply for ration card, permanent residence certificate is a vital and mandate document.
  • To avail the provisions of various schemes of the State or to claim scholarships of the State, permanent residence certificate is essential.

Documents Required

Permanent Residence Certificate:

The essential documents for permanent residence certificate are mentioned below.


  • Verification document from GB/HGB and Admin Officer
  • Attested copy of Land Allotment Passbook (Urban) of Father/ Guardian corresponding to Permanent Address
  • (Or)
  • Attested copy of Land Possession Certificate (Rural) of Father/ Guardian corresponding to Permanent Address
  • Attested copy of Father’s PRC
  • Passport-sized Colored Photo


  • Attested Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Attested Copy of Applicant’s Tribe Resident Certificate
  • Surrendering of previous PRC, in case of Change in Address

Temporary Residence Certificate:

The essential documents for temporary residence certificate are mentioned below.


Category 1: APST (Government)

  • Appointment Order/Transfer Order/Govt. Identity Card
  • ST Certificate

Category 2: APST (Business)

Category 3: APST (General)

  • Identity Card /LPC/Land Allotment Passbook/Trading License of Guardian
  • ST Certificate

Category 4: Non-APST (Government)

  • Appointment Order/Transfer Order/Govt. Identity Card
  • Inner Line Permit

Category 5: Non-APST (Business)

Category 6: Non-APST (General)

  • Identity Card /Trading License of Guardian
  • Inner Line Permit


  • Attested Copy of Birth Certificate

Eligibility Criteria

Any individual applying for the Arunachal Pradesh permanent resident certificate should comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Any person who has been residing in a village/town of Arunachal Pradesh for at least 10 years is eligible to apply for a domicile certificate therein.
  2. The applicant should produce a copy of Record of Rights (RoR) of the residential plot owned by either him, his parents or ancestors.
  3. The woman who is not originally from Arunachal Pradesh but married to a man who is a permanent resident of that State is also eligible to apply for the certificate.
  4. Any individual who does not belong to Arunachal Pradesh but residing in the State working as a government employee is also eligible to request for this certificate.

Note: A person can possess a domicile Certificate of only one State/UT. Acquiring a domicile certificate from more than one State/UT will be considered as an offence.


The domicile certificate issued to the applicant is valid for lifetime.

Service Charge

The issuance of permanent residence certificate in Arunachal Pradesh incorporates a fee of Rs. 25.

Processing Time

The time taken for the processing of the application is seven days from the date of successful submission of the form excluding the government holidays.

Delay in the processing of the application may occur, or even the authorities may reject the application if the applicant fails to select the correct District in the “Please select the district where the form to be processed” field. Since the respective authority of the applicant’s District will render the service, it is necessary to choose the District correctly.

Application Procedure

Offline Application process:

The applicant should collect the affidavit and the certificate forms that are made available at the Deputy Commissioner’s office or can also download from the copy given below.

Arunachal Pradesh Permanent Residence Certificate Application form

After duly filling the form, the applicant should submit the application in standard format at the Common Service Centers (CSC)/ JanSuvidha counter of the DC office (wherever applicable) along with the required supporting documents.

After that, the application will be passed to the Dealing assistant (DA)/Clerk of concerned line department.

If the application is found correct in all aspects, then the DA will forward the application to the concerned Branch officer of the issuing office for verification.

If the application is invalid or not correct, then the DA can reject the application.

If the application needs minor correction, then DA can return the application to the applicant/citizen service executive for correction and re-submission.

The applicant will be notified about the status of the application through SMS.

Online Application Process:

To apply online, the applicant should register himself/herself in the proposed Service Plus application. The person can apply through the online portal in the following modes.

  1. Common Service Centers
  2. Self-online mode
  3. In Kiosks

 Step 1: Official Website

The applicant can visit the official website of Arunachal Pradesh that offer various online services.

Step 2: Log in

Click Login on the home page of the website, which displays the login section.

In case of a new user, click ‘Register yourself’ and provide the required details such as an address, mobile number, email ID etc. The applicant will receive an activation link to the registered email ID. Click on the link to proceed with the application.


If the already registered user, then enter the login id and password to enter the portal that contains the application form.

Step 3: Fill the application and upload documents

The applicant should enter the essential details and must upload the scanned copies of the document in the prescribed format.


Step 4: Make Payment

For the final submission of the application, the payment of fees must be made either through Debit Card or Net Banking.

Step 5: An acknowledgement receipt will be generated, having the unique reference number for the application after the successful submission of the application in ServicePlus. The applicant should retain a print out of the form for future use.

Step 6: The Service Plus application will notify the applicant about the successful submission and application reference number by sending an automatic SMS.

 Step 7: Issuance of Certificate

On successful processing, the issuing officer releases the digitally signed certificate on the Service Plus Portal.

Verification of Certificate:

The applicant can verify the certificate online by clicking on the ‘Verify Certificate’ link on the home page. By entering the application number and token number, the status of the application appears.


On Verifying, the certificate can be downloaded by clicking ‘Get Certificate’.

Track Application Status

To track the application status, click on the link ‘Tracking’ on the home page.