The Jammu and Kashmir administration is now accepting applications for Domicile certificates. The government has initiated the process of offering domicile certificates to those who have been living in Jammu and Kashmir for more than 15 years. Interested applicants who are eligible for the certificate can now apply for the certificate online.

Children of West Pakistan refugees, the Valmikis, displaced hindu/sikh families, PoK families, and Kashmiri refugees who have settled outside of Jammu and Kashmir and those living there for 15 years apart from the kin of Central government officials will now be considered eligible for the domicile.

How to apply online for the Jammu and Kashmir domicile certificate?

If you are from Jammu and Kashmir and have always wanted a domicile certificate, you can get so by applying online. Here is how

  • Firstly, if you are not yet registered in the Office of Relief & Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants) Jammu and Displaced Persons who belong to POJK areas and are residing outside the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir the register online through the Relief and Rehabilitation site .
  • Select state as J&K and fill in other details then click on submit.
  • Login with the registered E-mail and password.
  • After login click on New Application tab.
  • You will have to enter the address of your J&K( in permanent address ) which is in the document that you have.
  • You can add your family members through “add new member”.
    This is important as you can register various members of the family through a single form ( Plan accordingly to register the domicile of the person that is on top of the family tree )
  • Click on save and wait for the mail to download your certificate.
  • It will take 7-14 days.

  • All the new users will now have to click on the “Citizen Registration” link and a registration form will open up as shown
  • The citizen is expected to fill in the form by filling in registration details, residential/current address, mobile number, email ID, log in details, etc. The applicant is also expected to upload a passport-size scan photo (only in jpg format) against a white background not exceeding the upload size of 50kb. The acceptable photo size in pixels should be 591✕537 px.
  • The applicant would be expected to cross verify the information and then finally hit the submit button to complete the registration process. The login ID and password will be provided which needs to be printed for future reference.
  • Once the registration is complete, the applicant will have to log in using the login ID and password generated
  • After login, the applicant has to click on the E-services tab in the left menu and then on the General Administration department link, and finally on the Application for Domicile certificate. The below image will help you with its appearance.
  • The last step would be to fill in all details in the opened application form and submit it online to get the domicile certificate in Jammu and Kashmir.
Download the certificate

You will receive a mail when your certificate will be ready.
It usually takes 5-14 days.
On receiving mail type in your Application ID from your mail and enter the captcha and on submitting your certificate will get downloaded as a PDF.

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