Domicile certificate is a document that certifies a person’s residential status in a particular state. The certificate is used to avail various services provided by the Government such as admissions, job placements, and the likes of it. This article explains the procedure to obtain domicile certificate in the State of Maharashtra.
Any person from the State of Maharashtra could obtain this certificate, provided that he/she is a resident in the State for the last 15 years.
A person can avail domicile certificate by furnishing the following documents:
▪Certificate of age proof such as birth certificate, school certificate, etc.
▪Document portraying the address such as ration card or driving license.
▪Proof of residence.
▪Two photographs of Voter ID/College or University ID.
▪Duly filled application form.
▪Proof of identity.
▪Photocopies of all documents duly attested by a government official.
▪An affidavit from tehsil or court.
The following steps are the procedure to apply for domicile certificate:
Step 1: As is the case with any application procedure, the applicant needs to obtain an application form, either through online means or from the Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s office, Tehsildar’s office or District collector’s office.
Step 2: After obtaining the same, the applicant needs to fill the details requested in the form.
Step 3: The form, along with the essential documents (as have been specified above) must be attached with the application and the same must be submitted to the Setu Centre of Maharashtra.
After completing the above procedures, the applicant would receive the certificate within 30 days. The applicant is required to remit a fee of Rs.50 for the same. Once received, the Certificate would be valid for the entire lifetime of the recipient.
In case of any queries, the applicant may approach any of the following offices:
▪Sub-Divisional Magistrate’s office
▪District Collector’s office