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Tamil Nadu - Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate

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  • You may Collect the application forms either from online or from the local authorities, i.e. the Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Tehsildars office/Revenue Department/District Collectors Office, or any other authority as specified in the State/UT of your residence.
  • Completely fill the application form and submit with required documents.
  • You will be required to produce proof of continuous residence in the State for a specified minimum period, or that of holding land in the State/UT, depending on the rules in the State concerned.
  • After submission of application and required documents you will receive the Domicile or Resident Certificate within 30 days of issuing date by the applicant.

Apply through e-Service centers or Common Service Centers (CSC)

  1. You can also approach the e-service centers or the CSC centers for availing this service.
  2. You can find the e-service centers in the municipality office or teshil office in your area.
  3. You can also find the e-service centers by providing appropriate information under the following link : E-Service Centers Link


Required Documents[edit]

  • Permanently residing for a period of five years should be supported by documentary evidence.
  • Aadhaar Card
  • The Family Ration Card, Electoral Roll, documents like Sale Deed, Tax Receipt, etc., relating to the property owned by either of the parents or by the applicant, are required.
  • The Transfer Certificate issued by the School authorities where the applicant had studied last can also be used to prove whether the applicant was in the state for five years.

Enquiry will be made in the nieghbourhood to ascertain the facts regarding continuous residence.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

E-Service Centers
Following link provides you list of e-service centers in an area : E-Service Centers Link

Details of 10 Taluks in Chennai District - Name, Location with Telephone Numbers (After Bifurcation of Taluks)

Tondiarpet Taluk

Corporation Community Centre, Door No. 473, Thiruvoittyur High Road, (Nearby to Appolo Hospital) Opp. to Cholrea Hospital), Tondiarpet, Chennai-600 081

Telephone: 25911727

Purasaiwalkam Taluk

No.3, Raja Muthaiah Salai (Old FortTondiarpet Taluk office),. Purasaiwalkam, Chennai-600 003. (Near Nehru Indoor Stadium)

Telephone: 25388978

Perambur Taluk

No.3, Perambur High Road,Near Perambur Railway Station, Perambur, Chennai-600 011.

Telephone No.: 25375131

Ayanavaram Taluk

No.25, United India Colony first main Road, Ayanavaram, Chennai- 600 023 (Near AyanavaramMarket)

Telephone No.: 26741726

Egmore Taluk

No.88, Mayor Ramanathan Salai, Chetpet, Chennai-600 034 (NearPalimer Hotel)

Telephone No.: 28361890

Aminjikarai Taluk

No.4, West Mada Street,Koyambedu, Aminjikarai,Chennai -600 107 (Near Kurungaleeswarar Temple)

Telephone No.: 24791727

Mylapore Taluk

No.28, PasumponMuthuramalingam Salai, RajaAnnamalaipuram, Chennai-600 028 (Near Greenways Railway Station)

Telephone No.: 24331292

Velachery Taluk

No.113, V.V.Koil Street,Institute of Road Transport Training centre complex,.Tharamani 100 feet Road,Chennai -600 113.

Telephone No.: 22541727

Mambalam Taluk

New No.1, Old No.2, Bharathidasan Salai, K.K.Nagar,. Chennai-600 078 (Near R.T.O. office)

Telephone No.: 24891464

Guindy Taluk

No.370,Corporation Zone Office, Anna Salai, Richards Park Saidapet, Chennai-15 (Opp. to Panagal Building)

Telephone No.: 24331727



  • Only those applicants are eligible for obtaining the Residence certificate who's parents and guardian are the permanent resident or living for more than 6 years in that particular place.
  • Women not originally belonging to a Tamil Nadu, but married to men who are permanent residents of the Tamil Nadu are eligible to apply for Domicile Certificate.


Total Fee = 15 /- Per Certificate


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

Documents to Use[edit]

Residential Certificate Form in Bilingual (Tamil & English


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

The process is usually takes 30 days.

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Tamil Nadu - Obtain a Domicile or Residence Certificate - In English

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To obtain the Resident Certificate some important documents are needed to submit for getting the resident certificate. Important documents mean to be submitted along with the Resident Certificate Application in Tamil Nadu. The documents will proof that the applicant is a permanent resident or staying in a particular place for at least five years. The applicant will show the Ration card, electoral, house tax, tax receipt, details or papers of the property which is owned by the applicant's parents or guardian. After the submission of papers and application form the applicant will receive the Domicile or Resident Certificate within 30 days of issuing date by the applicant. You can apply for Resident Certificate from Form

Department Concerned

The Taluk Office under the Revenue Department


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]


  1. Name of the Applicant
  2. Father/Husbands Name
  3. Sex (M/F)
  4. Residential Address
  5. Ration Card No (Copy to be enclosed)
  6. School Leaving Certificate (Copy to be enclosed)
  7. (Details of immovable property of the parents in Tamil Nadu with necessary documents)
  8. Date of application
  9. Signature of the Applicant


Need for the Document[edit]

A Residence Certificate is a proof to ensure that the person bearing the Certificate is a Resident of the District / State by which the Certificate is being issued. 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. It is needed of all categories of people

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

  • 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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