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Domicile Certificate Karnataka: How To Apply Online, Download, Documents Required, Validity, Status Check

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: May 26th, 2023


9 min read

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The state government issues a legal document that establishes an individual’s residential status in the respective state, known as a domicile certificate. Individuals can use the Karnataka domicile certificate to prove that they reside in the Karnataka state or district.

Domicile certificate in Karnataka

The Karnataka Government issues the domicile certificate Karnataka, an official document recognising citizens’ residences. The domicile certificate in Karnataka is required to obtain the benefits of Karnataka government schemes. The Revenue Department Officers under the respective Taluk Offices in Karnataka issues this certificate.

Domicile certificate eligibility in Karnataka

  • Permanent residents of Karnataka state.
  • Indian citizens residing in the Karnataka state for the last six years.
  • A woman is not a resident of Karnataka but is married to a man who is a permanent resident of Karnataka.
  • Indian citizens holding land in Karnataka state.

How to apply for a domicile certificate in Karnataka?

Eligible applicants can apply for a domicile certificate in Karnataka offline or online.

How to get a domicile certificate offline in Karnataka?

Step 1: Applicants should visit the respective Nadakacheri office or Common Services Centers (CSC) in whose jurisdiction they usually reside.

Step 2: They must get the domicile certificate application form from the respective office or centre and fill it out.

Step 3: They must submit the application form and the required documents and pay the fee.

Upon submission of the application form, the Nadakacheri office or CSC will give an acknowledgement slip. Applicants should note the application number provided on the acknowledgement for future reference. The revenue officers will verify the application and documents and issue the domicile certificate.

How to get a domicile certificate online in Karnataka?

Step 1: Visit the Seva Sindhu portal.

Step 2: Click on the ‘New user? Register here’ button. 

Step 3: Enter the Aadhaar number and click on ‘Next’.

Step 4: Enter the OTP received on the Aadhaar registered mobile number and click the 'Allow' button.

Step 5: Enter the email ID and click ‘Get OTP’. Enter the OTP and captcha code and click ‘Submit’. 

Step 6: Click the ‘Apply for services’ option and click ‘View all available services’.  

Step 7: Search for the ‘Domicile Certificate’ and click the ‘Application for Domicile Certificate’ option.

Step 8: Fill out the application form, upload relevant documents, pay fees and submit the application.

An acknowledgement slip containing the application reference number will be generated upon submitting the application form. 

Documents required for domicile certificate in Karnataka

How to check domicile certificate status online in Karnataka?

  • Visit the Seva Sindhu portal.
  • Select the department as ‘Revenue Department’.
  • Enter the application reference number and click the ‘Check Status Now’ button.
  • The application status will be displayed on the screen. 

Domicile certificate validity in Karnataka

The Karnataka domicile certificate is valid for a lifetime

How many days required to get domicile certificate in Karnataka?

The revenue department will issue the Karnataka domicile certificate in 7 working days.

Is domicile certificate compulsory in Karnataka?

A domicile certificate is compulsory in Karnataka for the following persons:

  • For students to get admission to an educational institution reserved for Karnataka state students. 
  • For students to apply for state scholarship schemes.
  • To get a ration card.
  • For applying for government jobs where residents are preferred.

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