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

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Jun 7th, 2024


3 min read

The Government of Odisha issues the residence certificate or domicile certificate for residents of Odisha state. The government issues the Odisha domicile certificate to persons who intend to make the state their permanent residence. It is an official government document used to verify an individual’s residency status. It confirms that a person is a legal resident of Odisha state. The Tehsildar issues the domicile certificate in Odisha to an individual who is a permanent resident of Odisha state.

Domicile certificate eligibility in Odisha

  • The individual must continuously be residing in a village or town of the state for at least one year.
  • Any individual who produces a copy of the Record of Rights (RoR) of a residential plot owned by the individual, parents or ancestors.
  • A woman from another state when married to a permanent resident of Odisha.

How to apply for a domicile certificate in Odisha?

The eligible applicants can apply for a domicile certificate in Odisha online and offline.

How to get a domicile certificate online in Odisha?

  • Visit the official eDistrict Odisha website.
  • Click on the ‘Resident Certificate’ option under the ‘e-Certificate’ heading.
  • A pop-up will appear containing the guidelines. Click the ‘Proceed’ button after reading the guidelines.
  • Click the ‘Register’ button on the top right-hand side of the page. 
  • Enter the details and click the ‘Submit’ button. 
  • Login to the eDistrict Odisha website by entering the ‘Login ID’ and ‘Password’. 
  • Fill out the form with the required details, upload the documents and click the ‘Submit’ button. 

Note down the application reference number to track the application status in future.

How to get a domicile certificate offline in Odisha?

The eligible applicants can visit the nearby e-district centre, Common Service Centre (CSC) or Tehsildar office and get the domicile certificate application form. They should complete the form and submit it with the required documents to the respective offices/centres. The offices or centres will provide the application reference number.

Documents required for domicile certificate in Odisha

Applicants can submit any one of the following documents:

  • Electricity bill
  • Copy of ROR
  • Aadhaar card
  • Landline telephone or water connection bill
  • Ration card
  • Tax receipt
  • Lease agreement 
  • Certificate from the employer
  • First page of bank passbook
  • Extract of the latest voter list
  • NREGA job card

Domicile certificate validity in Odisha

The validity of the domicile certificate in Odisha is one year from the date of its issuance.

How to check domicile certificate status online in Odisha?

  • Visit the official eDistrict Odisha website.
  • Scroll down and click the ‘Check Your Application Status’ option on the homepage.
  • Select ‘Through Application Reference Number’.
  • Enter the application reference number.
  • Next, select ‘Track Through Application Submission Date’ and select the application submission date.
  • Enter the verification code and click the ‘Submit’ button.
  • The status of the application will be displayed. 

How many days are required to get a domicile certificate in Odisha?

The Revenue officer will grant the domicile certificate within 10 days of the application after verification.

Odisha domicile certificate download

  • Visit the official eDistrict Odisha website.
  • Scroll down and click the ‘Verify Your Certificate’ option on the homepage.
  • Enter the ‘Enter Application Reference Number’ and ‘Token Number’ and click the ‘Get Certificate’ option.
  • The certificate will be displayed and can be downloaded by clicking the download button.

Is a domicile certificate compulsory in Odisha?

The domicile certificate is compulsory in Odisha for the following purposes:

  • All state-based scholarship programmes require a domicile certificate, which must be provided at the university to get the scholarship.
  • Individuals must produce a domicile certificate to get the benefits of state government schemes.
  • Individuals must have a domicile certificate to get jobs in state reserve quotas.
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