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Bihar - Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate

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A Domicile/Residence Certificate is generally issued to prove that the person bearing the Certificate is a Domicile/Resident of the State/UT by which the Certificate is being issued. This Certificate is required as proof of residence to avail Domicile/Resident Quotas in educational institutions and in the Government Service, as also in case of jobs where local residents are preferred.


  • Indian citizen holding land in Bihar are eligible to avail the service
  • Women not originally belonging to a State/UT, but married to men who are permanent residents of the State/UT are eligible to apply for Domicile Certificate.

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Concerned Authority

The Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Tehsil office, Revenue Department.


Domicile Certificate can be made only in one State/UT. Obtaining Domicile Certificate from more than one State/UT is an offence.

Application Form 

The application form can be downloaded from the following link

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. CSC (Common Service Centres) help public to obtain Resident/Domicile Certificates, You could find your nearest CSC centre by using the following link : CSC Locations.
  2. Please make sure you have all the necessary documents that are listed under "Required Documents" section which could help you in getting things done earlier fashion.

Apply On-line

  1. Use the following link to obtain your Resident/Domicile certificate online. Resident/Domicile Certificate Link.
  2. Click on link "Apply On-line".
  3. You would be presented with the next screen where you will be provided with content to read and after reading it, click on "I Agree".
  4. You would be requested to provide your mobile number and after doing that you have to click on next.
  5. In the next page you will be prompted to enter the verification code that has been sent to your mobile number that you have provided. After entering the verification code click enter.
  6. After entering all the necessary information that was requested you have click on "I Agree" and Submit to move to next step.
  7. Once submitted successfully you will be provided with an unique Application ID which you have to save it for future reference. This ID can be used to check the status of your application through SMS or through on-line.
  8. You would have to be there in person to receive you certificate with government provided ID proof.

Other Sources
The prescribed application forms are either available on-line or from the local authorities, i.e. the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildar’s office/Revenue Department/District Collector’s Office, or any other authority as specified in the State/UT of your residence.
You will be required to produce proof of continuous residence in the State/UT for a specified minimum period, or that of holding land in the State/UT, depending on the rules in the State/UT concerned.

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Required Documents

You will need following documents if you want to apply for a Domicile Certificate

  • Residence proof such as ration card,voter id card,passport,water or electricity bill,house tax receipt etc.
  • 2 recent passport size photograph
  • School certificates


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Validity of domicile certificate is only six month and need to update it.

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Processing Time

The process is usually completed within a week's time.

Office Locations & Contacts

Find your nearest CSC Office Locations : CSC Locations

Sub Divisional Magistrate ,GOPALGANJ - 06156 - 230887,230681
Sub Divisional Magistrate ,HATHUA - 06156 223062,231898
Sub divisional Magistrate, Sasaram - 06184-222053
Sub divisional Magistrate, Bikramganj - 06185-222538
Sub divisional Magistrate, Dehri - 06184-251778
S D M,Marhowrah - 06159-231212
S D M, Sadar Chhapra - 06152-232315
District Magistrate, Patna - 0612 - 2219545 (O),0612 - 2219097 (R),0612 - 2219383 (R),0612 - 2218900 (Fax),E-mail Address:

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • To avail of the resident quota reservation in educational institutes
  • To avail of the resident quota reservation in Government Services
  • Wherever the proof of residence in the state is needed

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