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Delhi Domicile Certificate


Delhi Domicile Certificate

Domicile certificate or residence certificate is a necessary legal document for proving that a person is having a residence in a particular state. In Delhi, the Department of Revenue, Government of NCT issues the domicile certificate. Also, domicile certificate allows a person to claim multiple facilities and schemes provided by the Delhi Government to its residents. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Delhi domicile certificate in detail.

Purposes of Domicile Certificate

Domicile Certificate is used to get local preference in many situations. It is required to avail resident based reservations which are made in educational institutes or government jobs, etc. It is also used for students to apply for scholarship schemes aimed at residents of the State. Domicile certificate may also be required by institutions giving loan as proof of place of residence.

Eligibility Criteria 

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

  • Applicant must be a resident of Delhi for the past three years.
  • Applicant must own a house/property/land in Delhi.
  • Applicant’s name should be included in the voter list.
  • Female applicants can apply for the certificate if their spouse is a resident of Delhi.
  • In the case of minors, the certificate is issued based on their parents’ residence.

Documents Required

To apply for a domicile certificate, an individual should possess the following documents:

  • Affidavit as prescribed in Annexure-I of the domicile certificate form.
  • Identity Proof (Aadhar card, Voter ID card, Ration Card, etc.)
  • Resident Proof (Electricity bill, water bill, telephone bill, etc.)
  • A copy of Birth Certificate.
  • Proof of the applicant owning a land.
  • Passport size colour photograph.

Online Application Procedure

The applicant can apply for a domicile certificate by following the procedures specified below:

Step 1: The applicant must visit the official web portal of the Delhi Government.


Step 2: Click on the “Apply for Certificates Online” option on the home page.

Step 3: Now, you have to log in with your User ID and Password.


Step 4: Click on the “Apply for services” option under the “Apply Online” menu.


Step 5: Click on the “Apply” button to apply for the Domicile Certificate in the below application form.



Step 6: Fill all the necessary details in the application form and attach all the required documents. Then click on the “submit” button.

Step 7: After submitting the application form, receive an acknowledgement number also take print of the acknowledgement received.

Offline Application Procedure

The applicant can approach the Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of the concerned area or office of the Deputy Commissioner to apply for the domicile certificate. Also, download or print the application from the official website. The application form for the domicile certificate is below for the reference:


You have to fill the application form duly self-attested. After completing the application along with the necessary documents, submit it to the designated officer.  Then collect your application number. The concerned authority will issue the certificate within 14 days from the date of application.

Status of Application

The e-portal also facilitates its users to verify the status of the application. On the home page, click on Track your Application link. Then enter your application number and applicant’s name to check the status of your application.


Download Certificate

To download your domicile certificate, you have to go the official web portal and click on the Print/Download Certificate link.


Now select the department and applied for from the dropdown list. Then enter the application number and click on the continue button to download or print your domicile certificate online.