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Jharkhand - Apply for Domicile Or Residence Certificate

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Apply In-Person

  1. Applicant must visit the revenue department authorities or thasildhar to apply in person with the documents specified under required documents session. Link for contact : know your District please click on the respective district names to reach the website of the respective district. In the given page select “Directory” menu option and select the respective option provided to get the contact details. (If the directed page shows error message then, add https:// before the name of the district as per the given page. E.g. if the page shows error message then type ”” to open it.)
  2. Please go to the respective office. Submit the completed application obtained from office or can be downloaded from the link below: Application
  3. Authorities after checking the attached documents and details submitted will make entries and provide you record number for reference.
  4. This application will be verified by the circle officer / Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and Revenue Inspector (RI).
  5. There will be a ground level verification and scrutiny of the documents and details provided.
  6. Once the verification is over, these officials will submit their report to the respective authority/thasildhar to decide and issue the Certificate to the applicant.
  7. Applicant will get the certificate in 15 days after due verification.

Note: Apart from the mentioned required documents, applicant has to provide any additional information/document as asked by the respective authorities while applying. Fee requirement is also to be paid as authorities quote. Applicant may be asked to prove his stay in the state for a particular period(10 years/15 years etc).

Through CSC Pragya Kendra

  1. Use the following link to find the contact details: Link
  2. Select the State, District, and Block name to find out the address.
  3. Please go to the respective office.
  4. Application can be obtained from the authorities.
  5. Submit the complete application along with required documents at the operator in the centre.
  6. Operator will check the details and start to process online using the computer.
  7. Applicant will get the transaction ID for the application made. Please keep it safe for future reference.
  8. This application will be processed by the respective department as per how it will be processed in person.
  9. Applicant will get notification about the status on his registered mobile number provided while applying.
  10. Applicant has to go and meet the respective authorities with documents as instructed to get the certificate as per given date.

Apply Online - Jharkhand Apply for Domicile Or Residence Certificate Online with Images

  1. Use the following link to reach online portal. Link: JharSewa
  2. In the given page, please select “register yourself” option to register and then use the credentials to login using login tab.
  3. Once login, the list of online services available will be displayed. Select domicile certificate.
  4. The resulting page provides application for filing domicile certificate.
  5. Complete the page prompts and hit the respective option to get acknowledgement.
  6. Please keep the acknowledgement for future reference.
  7. This application will be processed by the respective department as per how it will be processed in person.
  8. Applicant will get notification about the status on his registered mobile number provided while applying.
  9. Applicant can check use the status option in the online portal to know the status and download the certificate.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form. Link for form: Application
  • Identity proof.
  • Self declaration from the applicant.
  • Residential Proof: Residential Certificate issued by Local administration office/ Aadhar card / Passport / Driving License / Ration Card / Govt. Id card / Defence ID Card / PAN Card.
  • Age proof (birth certificate / school certificate)
  • Applicant passport size photograph.
  • 2 different Gazette Officers certification(as per requirement)
  • Education records duly signed
  • Aadhaar card
  • Land revenue receipt (in case of farmer if available).
  • Affix stamp as advised by authorities if required.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Directorate of Municipal Administration, Jharkhand,
FFP Building, 3rd Floor, Dhurwa,
HEC Admin, Ranchi - 834004,
Jharkhand, India.
Ph : +91 0651-2401955
e-mail: [email protected]



  • The following are the eligibility criteria to obtain a local certificate from the State Government:
    • Any person who is a resident of the state.
    • Women not initially belonging to the state, but married to a permanent resident of the state.


  • Authorities will provide fee details.
  • During online payment fee details will be displayed


The validity period of this certificate has been enhanced to life long as per GO (provided the individual residence is not changed)

Documents to Use[edit]



Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.

Processing Time[edit]

15 working days

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since January 2012.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

  • 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.
  • This certificate is used for many other purpose including Passport, Visa etc.;,

Information which might help[edit]

  • This certificate can be used for several years.
  • Fill the application details correctly without any mistake.
NOTE : It is a punishable offense to try with fraudulent documents to get a Domicile certificate

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Government of Jharkhand Website:
National Portal of India:


More information which might help people.