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Kerala - Apply for Duplicate Residential (Domicile) Certificate

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for duplicate residential certificate, applicant has to approach the officer at the village office of your area.
  2. Link for contact: contact link
  3. Get the relevant application form from the authorities and fill the form with valid details appropriately.
  4. Make sure that you have all the proper documents mentioned in the “Required documents” section below.
  5. Submit the form along with the required documents to the authorities.
  6. Now collect the acknowledgment slip from the authorities.
  7. After the verification process, applicant shall receive the duplicate copy of residential certificate.

Through Akshaya Centres:

  1. Applicant has to visit the nearest Akshaya centre. Link for contact: Contact. Select “District Officers” to know the contact details of your district.
  2. Write a letter to the authorities stating the reason for obtaining duplicate residential certificate.
  3. If you have the application number, then the authorities will provide you the printout of the lost / damaged certificate.
  4. If you don’t have the application number, then you have to apply for new residential certificate with the help of authorities.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Application Form
  • Damaged copy of the residential certificate – if available
  • Ration card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Residence proof like gas bill, EB bill, Bank passbook etc
  • Driving license
  • Age proof like Birth certificate, Life insurance copy
  • Photo proof like passport
  • If the applicant is less than 18 years of age, then applicant should submit residence certificate of their parents.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Village Office,:
Kerala – 682030.
Link for contact: link
Akshaya centre contact: link



  • Applicant should be the resident of the state.
  • Applicant must be the citizen of India.
  • Women who lived in another state but married to a man who is a permanent resident of this state can apply for residential certificate.
  • Applicant whose residential certificate is lost / damaged can apply for duplicate certificate.


Approach the authorities for fee details.


Residential certificate is valid forever.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

It takes nearly 15 days.

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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  • Do not submit fake documents as a proof to obtain residential certificate.
  • A residential certificate can be obtained from only one state.
  • Applying for residential certificate in another state is an offence.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name
  • Parent’s Name
  • Sex
  • Residential details
  • Family details
  • Occupation

Need for the Document[edit]

  • Residential certificate is a mandatory document to reside in that particular state from where the certificate is obtained.
  • Residential certificate acts as a proof of residence. It confirms that the applicant is the resident of particular state or UT.
  • To avail various schemes and concessions from the state government, residential certificate is required.
  • To get educational benefits residential certificate is required.

Information which might help[edit]

Residential certificate is issued by the following state authorities:

  • Tahsildar / Naib Tahsildar
  • District Magistrate
  • Sub Divisional Magistrate
  • Sub Divisional Officer
  • Revenue department authorities

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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More information which might help people.