How to Apply for Domicile Certificate in Maharashtra

Step by step application procedure to apply online and offline for Domicile Certificate and check application status

Domicile Certificate is a document of proof that the person is a resident of a certain state. It is issued by the respective state government. Domicile certificate is also called as Residence Certificate. It can be applied by any resident irrespective of caste. The applicant should be a resident of the state for 15 or more years.

Need of Domicile Certificate: Domicile certificate is required while taking admissions, for availing the state implemented scholarship scheme, to apply for government jobs where local candidates are required, for availing benefits of other state government schemes, etc

Important documents required while applying for a Domicile Certificate:

Proof of Identity: Any 1 of the following documents

  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Passport
  • RSBY Card
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • Driving License
  • Identity Card issued by Govt. organisation
  • Applicant Photo, Signature

Proof of Address: Any 1 of the following documents

  • Passport
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Water bill
  • Electricity Bill
  • Ration Card
  • Telephone bill
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID Card
  • Property Tax Receipt

Passport sized photo

Self- Declaration (Mandatory)

The above-mentioned original documents are to be produced for verification and these are to be submitted in copies for further process. Apart from the above-mentioned documents, any 1 from birth certificate, marriage certificate, residence proof of husband, rent receipt, Property Registration fee etc may also be required as applicable.

Age Proof: Any 1 of the following documents (in case of Minor)

  • SFC Certificate
  • Bonafide Certificate
  • School leaving Certificate
  • Fathers Domicile Certificate

Residence Proof: Any 1 of the following documents

  • Residence proof by Talathi
  • Residence proof by Gram Sevak
  • Residence Proof by Bill Collector

How to Apply for Domicile Certificate:

One can apply for domicile certificate in Maharashtra either Online or Offline:

For Applying Online:

  • The applicant is required to visit the official website of Maharashtra government @

  • Create your profile on the portal, by clicking on ‘New User? Register here’ option on the home page.
  • There are 2 options for Registration.

  • Option 1 is to just enter mobile no. and get it verified via OTP. While applying the applicant will have to attach photo, identity proof, address proof, and other documents.

  • Option 2 is to upload self-details like full name, DOB, Age, Gender, Salutation, etc.

  • Then enter the address details and Contact details, get the mobile no. verified via OTP

  • Then, Upload photograph, as per the instructions.

  • Then Tick the document for Identity Proof and Proof of Address and Upload the scanned document of the same in the mentioned format.

  • Then read the declaration and tick on ‘I accept’ checkbox. And then click on ‘Register’
  • After successful registration, applicant will be directed to home page.
  • Then in the ‘Services available Online’ column, select Age Nationality and Domicile Certificate option in Revenue department.
  • Go through the list of documents required and verify if you have all of them, then start with Registration and click on ‘Apply’
  • Then upload the necessary documents if you haven’t while registration. Also check If any additional document is to be uploaded and do the same. Make the payment for any minimal charges due.
  • Then read the declaration and Click on ‘I agree’ and save.
  • Verify and upload any necessary document remaining and click on ‘Submit’
  • Once submitted, applicant will get an acknowledgement slip and application number
  • Take a printout for future reference.
  • Applicant will be notified on Email Id and Mobile no. when the process of verification is complete.
  • Applicant can then login to the same portal, enter the Application no. and download the certificate.

For Applying Offline:

  • Visit the nearest Tehsildar Office/ Revenue Office/SDM Office/ District Magistrate Office/Registrar Office
  • Get the application form (Hard copy) and fill it with the required details and then submit with all the necessary documents.
  • Applicant can also take a printout of the application form from the site, manually fill it, sign the declaration, paste photograph and submit it in the Tehsildar’s office with all the necessary documents
  • After thorough verification of documents submitted, the domicile certificate will be issued.

Application Status:

The applicant can also check the application status on the home page of the Maharashtra governments portal, click on ‘Track your Application’ tab. Then enter Application ID to view the status of your application.

Processing Time: A period of 15 days is required for processing (Online) a Domicile Certificate in Maharashtra.

Validity: Domicile certificate is valid for life time, in case of permanent residence category

Helpline No./Call Centre No.:

In case of any difficulty or Query or Clarification, the applicant can call on the official Toll-Free no. 1800-120-8040. This service is available 24*7.

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