Chandigarh Domicile Certificate

Chandigarh Domicile Certificate

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Chandigarh Domicile Certificate

Domicile certificate is a document that recognizes a person’s residential status in a particular state. The Revenue Department of Government of Chandigarh issues the domicile certificate under the respective Taluk Office. A legal domicile certificate is used to certify that the person who holds this document is a resident of the specific state or district which issues the certificate. In this article, we look at the application procedure for obtaining Chandigarh domicile certificate in detail.

Benefits of Obtaining Domicile Certificate

Domicile certificate needs to be provided for multiple purposes. The below listed are the following benefits of obtaining domicile certificate:

  • For obtaining a local preference, domicile/ residence proof can be submitted in various situations.
  • Using this document, students can get admission in any educational institution while their parents have transferable jobs.
  • Residence proof is one of the mandatory certificates to apply for particular scholarship schemes and quotas.
  • For obtaining the ration card, it is an essential document to prove permanent residency.
  • Domicile certificate is also beneficial for applying for State government jobs where residents are preferred.

Eligibility Criteria

The below following are the eligibility criteria to obtain a domicile certificate from the Chandigarh Government:

  • Applicant should be a resident of Chandigarh for the past 3 years.
  • Applicant should own a house/ property/ land in Chandigarh.
  • Applicant’s name must be included in the voter list.
  • Female applicants may apply for the certificate if they are married to a person from Chandigarh.
  • In the case of minors, the document is issued based on their parents’ residence.

Document Required

Any citizen can avail domicile certificate by furnishing the following reports:

a) Proof of Address (Any of the following is mandatory)

  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Electricity bill
  • Ration Card
  • Telephone bill
  • Driving License

b)Proof of Identity (Any of the below following is mandatory)

  •  PAN Card
  •  Photo proof of any document issued by the Government
  •  A photo identity issued by an approved educational institution
  •  Government photo cards/ any card issued by Public Sector Undertakings (PSU)

c) Proof Needed In Service Attachment

  • Panchnamu
  • Certificate of Talati.
  •  Domicile by Birth (Birth Certificate)
  • Last ten years residence proof

Note:- If the applicant’s age is less than 18 years, the domicile of the father is essential.

Concerned Department and Authority

The relevant department for the issuing of the domicile certificate in Chandigarh is the Land Revenue, and Disaster Management and the concerned authority is the Sub Divisional Magistrate.


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

Service Charge

The residence certificate in Chandigarh does not incorporate any processing fee, i.e. the certificate is issued free.

Applicable Fee

The applicants can apply by fulfilling the eligibility criteria mentioned above. The application fees to be given by the applicant while applying for the Domicile certificate. The application charges application charges for the domicile certificate Chandigarh is Rs. 30.

Procedure for Obtaining Domicile Certificate – Offline Method

Follow the given procedure for applying domicile certificate through the Registrar office (refer above to know the concerned jurisdiction) in Chandigarh state is explained in detail below:

Approach Registrar Office

Step 1: You have to approach the nearest Registrar office/ Sampark centre in their locality for applying domicile certificate.

Get Application Form

Step 2: Then you need to get the application form from the relevant office and have to fill out the domicile application form in a prescribed format.

Note: You may also download the application form for the domicile certificate from the official e-District website, Government of Chandigarh Administration.

The Chandigarh domicile certificate application form is reproduced below for your ready reference.


Fill in the Right Credentials

Step 3: You have to fill the domicile application form with appropriate details without any mistakes. Provide the given following details in the application form.

  • Applicants’ Name
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile Number and E-mail Address
  • Aadhar Number
  • Person details on whose Residence certificate is issued
  • Details of the deceased person
  • Place of Cremation
  • Details of parents
  • Permanent Address details
  • Other details related to registration

Submit the Application Form

Step 4: You have to submit the domicile application form in the prescribed format to the concerned official along with all the supporting certificates.

Attach Required Documents

Step 5: After applying, you have to attach the specified records along with the application form.

Step 6: Upon submission, you will receive the transaction ID to your registered mobile number stating the details of the registration on successful registration. You have to make a note on transaction Id to check the status of the domicile application via online.

Revenue Officer Verification

Step 7: Sub-registrar officer will forward the domicile certificate request online to the concerned authority.

Prescribed Time Frame

Step 8: The domicile Certificate is issued to you within 30 working days.

Issuance of the certificate

Step 9: The concerned authority will process the domicile certificate request, and after the successful verification, the authorised Government Officer will issue the domicile certificate.

Procedure for Obtaining Domicile Certificate – Online Method

Once the certification as specified above procedures is completed, the domicile certificate can be downloaded through the e-District portal. The applicant can follow the given steps to apply for the domicile certificate.

Access e-District Portal

Step 1: The applicant must visit the homepage of the e-District portal for applying the domicile certificate.

step 1 - Chandigarh Domicile Certificate
step 1 – Chandigarh Domicile Certificate

New User Registration

Step 2: In case you are a new applicant of Chandigarh e-District portal, you have to register in the portal to avail all the certificate services. Then click on the option Citizen Login for the New User Registration.

step 2 - Chandigarh Domicile Certificate
step 2 – Chandigarh Domicile Certificate

Step 3: Upon clicking the option, citizen’s registration page will be displayed, provide some details for the user registration such as Username, Name, Password, Gender, Date of Birth, District, Security Answer, State, Locality, Country, Security Question, Mobile number, EMail, and Aadhaar Card Number. Then click on the register button.

Step 3 - Chandigarh Domicile Certificate
Step 3 – Chandigarh Domicile Certificate

Step 4: After providing all the details, you have to click on the save button, you will receive an OTP to your mobile number registered. Then you have to enter the same in the place given and Click on the Active account button.

Login to Portal

Step 5: Once the account has been activated; you need to login to the e-District portal using your user id and user password.

Step 5 - Chandigarh Domicile Certificate
Step 5 – Chandigarh Domicile Certificate

Provide Details

Step 6: Provide the following Details for Registration and to obtain the domicile certificate.

  • Applicants’ Name
  • Date of birth
  • Mobile Number and E-mail Address
  • Aadhar Number
  • Person details on whose Residence certificate is issued
  • Details of the deceased person
  • Place of Cremation
  • Details of parents
  • Permanent Address details
  • Other details related to registration

Submit the Application Form

Step 7: After providing all the mandatory details, you have to click on the submit. Domicile Certificate will be issued after the verification with the actual records of the concerned department.

Get Acknowledgement Slip

Step 8: Once the domicile application has successfully submitted, Acknowledgement receipt with an application number will be displayed. Take a print of this receipt. Keep it safe for future reference.

Track/ Check Status of Application

The domicile application status will be updated through SMS to the registered mobile number and e-mail address. You can also verify/ track your application status online via the e-District portal of Chandigarh. Provide the Application number and then click on the submit button. The status of your domicile application form will be displayed on the screen.

Track or Check Status of Application
Track or Check Status of Application

Download Domicile Certificate

If the domicile application form has been approved, you will receive a notification to your registered mobile number if the application is accepted. The domicile details will be updated in the state records. By login, to the e-District portal, you need to enter the Certificate number and the application number. Then click on the submit button. Finally, you can download Chandigarh domicile certificate.

Download Domicile Certificate
Download Domicile Certificate

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