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Lakshadweep - Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for domicile or residence certificate in Lakshadweep, applicant has to approach the Deputy collector in Agatti and minicoy and SDO’s in remaining islands.
  2. Application should be written in a plain paper affixing a court fee stamp of Re. 1/-
  3. Make sure that you have all the proper documents mentioned in the “Required documents” section below.
  4. Submit the form to the Collector office along with the required documents. More details about the Collector office location is provided in the following link U. T adminstration
  5. Refer the Collector Office location mentioned in the “Office location & contacts” section below.
  6. After the application form is processed, an enquiry officer will make a thorough verification regarding your proof which you have submitted along with the form.
  7. Now the authorities will issue the residence certificate to the applicant.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Proof of residences such as ration card or driving license
  • Age proof such as birth certificate, school certificate (10th admit card),etc.
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Proof of identity such as an Aadhaar card, PAN card, etc.
  • Self-declaration form.
  • Duly filled the application form.
  • Photocopies of all documents duly attested by a government official.
  • An affidavit from tehsil or court.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Deputy Collector:
1st Floor, Collector’s Block,
Lakshadweep – 682555
Phone : 04896262235
Fax: 04896-263180
Email : lk-coll[at]nic[dot]in



  • The applicant’s parents or guardian should be a permanent resident of Lakshadweep living for more years.
  • Women whose native is not Lakshadweep, but are married to men who are a permanent resident in Lakshadweep.


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

Required Information[edit]

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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 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.

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