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Odisha - Obtain a Domicile Certificate (Nativity Residence)

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Apply In-Person

  1. Applicant must visit the thasildhar at revenue department office to apply in-person with the documents specified under required documents session. Link for contact : Tahasil Web Information and Address of eMunicipality Central
  2. Please go the respective office. Submit the completed application obtained from office or can be downloaded from the following link: 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 respective authorities as per instruction.
  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 DC 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

  1. Use the following link to find the centre. Link: Common Service Center (CSC)
  2. Please go the respective office.
  3. Application can be obtained from the authorities.
  4. Submit the complete application along with required documents to the operator in the centre.
  5. Operator will check the details and start to process online using the computer.
  6. Applicant will get the transaction ID for the application made. Please keep it safe 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 shall use the application number to find the status on the e-district portal.
  10. Link for portal: e-District
  11. Please select “APPLICATION STATUS” from the page under quick links.
  12. In the resulting page enter the application number as prompted and hit search to get display of the status of the application.
  13. If it is ready, user can download or else visit the CSC centre where applied and get the printout from the operator.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form. Can be downloaded from the following link: form
  • Property TAX (As applicable).
  • Voter ID
  • Birth Certificate.
  • Educational certificates as applicable.
  • Self declaration from the applicant.
  • Residential proof of land or rented house (photocopy of land deed / rent receipt copy).
  • Identity Proof (PAN card, Driving license, Voter card, Ration card, Passport).
  • Age proof (birth certificate / school certificate).
  • Passport size photograph.
  • Aadhaar card.
  • Copy of Indian Passport or Certified copy of NRC 1951(National Register of Citizens).
  • Copy of the PRC (Permanent Resident Certificate) of any member of the family of the applicant stating relationship, if any as applicable.
  • Affix stamp as advised by authorities if required.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC),
3rd Floor, Watco Building, Behind Rajiv Bhawan,
Odisha Secretariat, Bhubaneswar - 751001,
Odisha, India.
Ph : +91 0674-2393881, 0674-2393882
e-mail : [email protected]
Contact Link: Tahasil Web Information & Address of eMunicipality



  • 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]

  • Application form. Can be downloaded from the following link: form


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

15 working days

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You may direct your concerns about Nativity certificate to the Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Government of Odisha or to the Office of the Tahasildar of the concerned Tahasil. Nativity/Residence Certificate may be obtain from the following:

In Urban Areas

  • It is obtained from the District Collector after it gets inquired by the concerned Tahasildar of the District.

In Rural Areas

  • Contact the concerned Tahasildar/Additional Tahsildar

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Father's name
  • Address
  • Age
  • Type of Certificate required
  • Purpose for which the certificate is required
  • Particulars on the basis of which the certificate is required
  • List of documents available


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]

  • This Certificate is required as proof of residence to avail Residence/Resident Quotas in educational institutions and in the Government Service, and also in case of jobs where local residents are preferred.

External Links[edit]


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