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Gujarat - Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate

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This procedure provides you information about how to obtain a Domicile/Resident/Local certificate. A Local/Domicile/Residence Certificate is generally issued to prove that the person bearing the Certificate is a Local/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 Gujarat 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 Deparment

Revenue Department
Office of the Sub Divisional Magistrate/ Office of the Tehsildar


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 for Domicile certificate can be downloaded from the following link

Required Information

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


There are couple of ways using which you will be able to apply for a Domicile/Resident/Local Certificate.

Through Tehsil / Sub_tehsil Office

  1. Find your local Tehsil office in your area, they should be able to help you out in applying for an Domicile/Resident/Local Certificate.
  2. Please make sure you have the documents listed under "Required Documents" sectionwith you before approching the Tehsil Office.

The prescribed application forms are either available online 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. Also application forms to use : Application forms
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.
Documents for proving your identity, attestation of the form by officers with the necessary authority, school certificates and the Tehsil Enquiry Report may also be required.

Through (CSC) Common Service Centers

  1. Locate your neareast CSC office by using the following link : CSC Office Locator
  2. Also make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the "Required Documents" section.

Through Jan Seva Kendra

  1. Locate your neareast Jan Seva Kendra center where you will be able to apply for an Domicile/Resident/Local certificate. You can also find the office locations and information in the following link : Domicile/Local Certificate Information , Resident Certificate.
  2. Also make sure you have all the documents that are listed under the "Required Documents" section.

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Required Documents

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

  • Proof that you have been resident of the state for minimum period that is specified by the state Or Proof that you are an owner of land in that state.
  • Valid identification proof
  • Proof of Age
  • Proof of Address
  • Tehsil inquiry report


Rupees three ticket as court fee.


The validity period of this certificate has been enhanced to life long as per GO

Documents to Use

Application forms to use : Application forms

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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

Office Locations & Contacts

Common Service Center : CSC Office Locator

Collector & District Magistrate

Collector Office, B/S RTO Office, Subhash Bridge,
Ahmedabad - 380027
Phone : +(91)-(79)-27561970, 27561971, 27561972, 27561973, 27561974, 27561975, 27561976, 27561977

Sub Divisional Magistrate, Tharad

Phone(0): 02737-223178
Phone(R): 02737-223214
Email-Id :

District Collector Office (Surat)

Phone(O): 0261-2471121, 2472471
Mobile: 99784 06222 Phone(R): 0261-2669080, 2669580

District Collector Office (Vadodara)

Phone(O): 2433000, 2423100 Mobile: 9978406224

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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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