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|DOMICILE CERTIFICATE||INCORPORATION CERTIFICATE|
|Domicile certificate is issued to an individual.||Incorporation certificate is issued to a company.|
|A domicile certificate is considered as proof of residence||An incorporation certificate is considered as formation proof of a company’s existence|
|Only a permanent resident of a particular state can apply for domicile certificate||There is no such requirement|
|No DIN is required||DIN is mandatory|
|Application is to be filed at tahsildar’s office /Sub-Divisional Magistrate/ District Collector’s Office||Application is to be filed with ROC|
|Domicile certificate is used to avail various admissions, job and other benefits (Resident Quotas in the Government Service and educational institutions, as also in case of jobs where local residents are preferred).||An Incorporation Certificate is the legal document which brings the company into existence or makes the company formation valid.|
Q. What is the eligibility criteria for obtaining a Domicile Certificate?
A. To obtain the domicile certificate anywhere in India, the person has to be a resident of a particular state for at least six years preceding the period of application. Additionally, if the applicant is below 18 years of age, then the applicant’s father must have a valid domicile certificate or else the application is null and void.
Q. Can the Aadhar card be used as a domicile certificate?
A. No. Aadhar card cannot be used as a domicile certificate. It is only proof of identity and not proof of residence.
Q. Can existing and new businesses both apply?
A. Yes, an existing and new business can apply for MSME/Udyog Aadhar registration. Provided the existing unit is functioning and meets the threshold limits for registration.
Q. What is the validity of a domicile certificate?
A. The domicile certificate once received is valid for a lifetime unless the holder changes his residence and moves to a different state.
Q. In how many days will I receive my domicile certificate?
A. The certificate gets processed within seven days from the date of application. This deadline is adhered to only if all the documents are accurate.
Q. What are the benefits of a Domicile certificate?
A. A domicile certificate can provide various benefits to the holder such as education, government-sponsored scholarship, as well as employment under state quotas. It is also applicable to certain job profiles where local residents are preferred.
Q. Do I need a digital signature certificate to apply for a certificate of incorporation?
A. Yes. The digital signature certificate of the director is a prerequisite for obtaining the certificate of incorporation.
Q. Does the incorporation certificate apply to a one-person company too?
A. Yes. The one-person company also needs to apply for a certificate of incorporation to conduct business. All other documents that the director of the one-person company holds are either identity proof or address proof.
Q. Is the certificate of incorporation mandatory?
A. Certificate of incorporation provides legal identity to the company, and hence the company must obtain the same. It is a license for conducting business.