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Domicile Certificate Tamil Nadu


Domicile Certificate Tamil Nadu

Domicile Certificate, also known as Residence Certificate, is a government certificate used as proof to prove that the person who carries the certificate is a resident of the district or state which issues the certificate. This certificate can be furnished as proof by the resident when in need of Residence Quotas in educational institutions and in government services. Domicile Certificate is given in every state across the country. Once applied, this certificate is valid for a lifetime. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining domicile certificate in Tamil Nadu.

Know more about the procedure for obtaining domicile certificate in Kerala.


The following are the criteria of eligibility to obtain a Domicile Certificate.

  • The applicant’s parents or guardian should be a permanent resident living more than 6 years in Tamil Nadu.
  • Women whose native is not Tamil Nadu, but are married to men who are a permanent resident in Tamil Nadu.

Application Procedure

To apply for Domicile Certificate, one has to follow the below procedure.

Step 1: Visit the Tahsildar’s office or Apply Online 

The applicant has to get the application form from a Sub-Divisional Magistrate or Tahsildar’s office or Revenue Department or District Collector’s Office, or any other authority.

Obtain the application form for applying for domicile certificate.

Step 2: Enter the Details

The applicant has to enter the following details in the application form.

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Father or Husband’s Name
  • Gender
  • Residential address
  • Ration card number
  • Details of immovable property belonging to parents in TamilNadu
  • Date of application
  • Signature of the applicant

Furnished below is the Domicile certificate form


Step 3: Furnish Residence Proof

The applicant then has to furnish the residence proof of Tamil Nadu for a particular time period.

Step 4: Submission of the Form

After completing the form, the applicant has to submit the form enclosing the required documents.

The applicant receives the certificate 30 days from the date of submission of the application form.

Documents Required

The following are mandatory to apply for Domicile Certificate.

  • Permanent residence proof for 5 years.
  • Copy of ration card, voter ID, sale deed, tax receipt, etc.
  • School Leaving Certificate.

Application Fee

The fee applicable to apply for this form is Rs. 15.