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Himachal Pradesh Domicile Certificate


Himachal Pradesh Domicile Certificate

Domicile certificate is a document that certifies a person’s residential status in a particular state or union territory. The document is utilized to avail domicile or residence quotas (if any) in educational institutions and government services. Moreover, domicile certificate is handy while applying for jobs in the same State, especially if the job position is preferential to the residents of the State. In this article, we look at the procedure for obtaining the Himachal Pradesh domicile certificate in detail.

Who can Apply?

Any of the following persons can obtain the certificate:

  • A person who is residing in the State for 15 years
  • A person who owns a place of residence in the State
  • A person who owns a residential property but located elsewhere due to employment reasons

It may be noted that female residents of any of the other states will be eligible for the certificate if married to a person who satisfies the above norms. In the case of contrast, a female resident of Himachal Pradesh wouldn’t be eligible for the document if married to a person who is not a resident of the State.

Application Procedure

Applicants have an option for availing the certificate through online and offline means as below:

Online Procedure

Step 1:- E-District Portal

Open the e-district portal of the Himachal Pradesh Government.

Step 2:- Login

Log in to the portal after entering the login details.

Step 3:- Citizen Login

Among the user-types specified, select “User login.”

Step 4:- Select Revenue Department

Select “Revenue Department” from the range of options.

Step 5:- Select the service

The applicant can select the service they prefer to avail, which in this case would be “Application for Domicile Certificate.”

Step 6:- Proceed

The applicant will be directed to a service description page, wherein they must choose the “Proceed” option.

Step 7:- Fill up the application

The applicant can now fill up the application form and upload the required documents.

Step 8:- Submit

Click on the “Submit” option (the applicant may also opt for the reset option if they wish to rethink).

Step 9:- Payment

Upon clicking payment, the applicant will be directed to the internet banking page through which the payments can be deposited.

That concludes the online procedure. The application will then be processed to the concerned officer.

Offline Procedure

The offline application can be made at the Tahsildar office in a plain paper, supported by a fee of Rs.25. The applicant must attach the required documents to the application.

Required Documents

An applicant of a domicile certificate must furnish the following documents:

  • Proof of address
  • Proof of age
  • Aadhaar Card

The Power to Appeal

If the applicant was not issued with the document after applying for the same, he or she is entitled to file an appeal to the Deputy Commissioner concerned. The verdict of the appeal will be the final.

Time Limit

The certificate will be issued without delay if the concerned authority is satisfied with the application and the documents submitted. The certificate is normally issued within two weeks.