How To Get Domicile Certificate In Islamabad & Rawalpindi

Domicile Certificate is the most essential legal document which you must have in order to prove that you are an inhabitant or a permanent resident of the certain city. The domicile certificate in Islamabad & Rawalpindi is issued under the provision of Pakistan Citizenship 1952.

As per law citizens can get only one domicile certificate from one city. Here in this post we have tried to explain how you can get domicile certificate in Islamabad & Rawalpindi. A complete process with required documents is here.

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What is Domicile Certificate and Why i Need It In Pakistan?

The certificate of domicile is basically a residence certificate. It issued to a person who has been living or staying in a particular province, region or city of Pakistan.

When a person is living at any place of Pakistan for a considerable period of time then Federal government or the provincial government issues certificate of domicile.

There are different uses of domicile certificate in Islamabad & Rawalpindi. You may need domicile for;

  • Government employment
  • Avail various benefits of quotas
  • To get admission in university for education
  • Foreign countries employments & education

Requirements Of Certificate of Domicile In Islamabad & Rawalpindi

The Islamabad capital territory administration has the power to issue domicile. Usually its the assistant commissioner. On the other hand, In Rawalpindi Punjab government issues domicile certificate. Again this power is delegated to commissioner or assistant commissioner.

Documents required for domicile certificate in Islamabad and Rawalpindi are almost same.

For Applicants whose age is above 18 years

  • Applicant CNIC
  • Copy of CNIC of Father/Husband (in case applicant is marries person)
  • In case, husband has died then a copy of his death certificate
  • Copy of Proof of Islamabad Residence. or Rawalpindi residency in case applicant is from Rawalpindi Punjab. (Proof includes property, lease or rents agreement)
  • One original paid utility bill (Electricity, Gas or Telephone) of the residence
  • One copy of SSC/Matric Certificate
  • Copy of Marriage Registration Certificate (for married persons)
  • Four Passport size photographs
  • Bank Challan dully stamped
  • Affidavit of Rs 5 in Islamabad and in Rawalpindi affidavit of Rs. 50 (dully stamped by notary public)
  • Proof of trade or occupation (Whether applicants is student, employee or businessman)

For the applicants who are under the age of 18 years

  • Copy of NADRA From-B
  • One copy of CNIC of Father/Mother
  • Copy of Domicile Certificate of parent(s) in which the name of applicant is mentioned
  • In case father has died then his death certificate
  • Copy of SSC/Matric Certificate
  • Affidavit on Stamp paper of Rs. 5 in Islamabad and Rs. 50 in Rawalpindi
  • Four passport size photographs
  • Proof of trade or occupation (Whether applicants is student, employee or businessman)

Procedure To Get Domicile Certificate in Islamabad & Rawalpindi

The application for the issuance of domicile must be made in Form P (Download From P). Along with form P, you must attach an affidavit of applicants truthfulness.

Attach all required documents and submit them to the concerned Citizen Facilitation Centers i.e. Islamabad or Rawalpindi. You must also pay domicile fee of Rs 200 via Challan 32-A. You can pay fee on any branch of National Bank of Pakistan.

In Islamabad domicile processing fee is Rs 1000 apart from challan fee. At the time of submission applicants must appear in person.

Get a token and wait for your turn. Upon your number, you will be called for bio metrics, Pic and data entry. When the concerned person enters all your bio information then he will give you e-receipt.

Usually this whole process takes 7 to 14 days. When the day comes present e-receipt at citizen facilitator center and get you domicile certificate.

Domicile Verification Punjab Pakistan

Can domicile be made online? Currently, there is no online system to get domicile certificate. However, if you have applied for domicile in Rawalpindi, then there is domicile online verification system.

Just enter your CNIC number or domicile receipt no and check the status of your application. On the other hand, there is no online verification system in Islamabad.

How To change Domicile In Pakistan

As already explained that you can get only one domicile throughout Pakistan. But if you have already got domicile and now you want to change domicile . You will need NOC from that district from where you get your first domicile.

In case, if you failed to present NOC or tried to get domicile certificate by concealing that fact. Then a authorities can take criminal action against you. That include proceedings of fraud, cheating etc.

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M. Mateen
I'm a professional practicing Lawer at Rawalpindi District Courts of Pakistan. I graduated from the International Islamic University of Islamabad in the faculty of Shria (LLB). Right now I am a student of LLM/M.Phil in Corporate Law.


  1. Muhammad Hassan Malik

    I’m Muhammad Hassan Malik from Islamabad. I’m approx 20 year old and I want to get my domicile certificate. How I get this certificate. Plz contact me for some information.

  2. I (will b 18 in nov) need domicile certificate for university admission.My father father is sbroad and he never had his domicile …..what should i do ?

    As in above mentioned procedure,to make my certificate, first i need my father domicile !!

  3. Mera punjab ka domicile hai kya mein singh ka banwa shakte hu

  4. Sir mera domiclie punjab ka hai kya mein job ka liya singh ka domiclie banwa shakte hu plzz bata da

  5. i have Pakistani CNIC and my father have Kashmir CNIC.we have property in Pakistan i have bills and all other documents then why i cant get my domicile from Pakistan and Kashmir.

  6. i have pakistan cnic but i dont have domicile from pakistan and also not form kashmir

  7. Asslamoallaikum bhai jan me multan ka rehaishi hu mera parmanent Adress vehari ka ha or majuda Adress multan ka ha vehari ka ghar or zameen hum ne bech di thi ab main chahta hu k mera cnic ka parmanent Adress multan ka ho jaye or domicile bhi ban jaye par nadra wale parmanent Adress tab tak change nhi kary gy jab tak meri yaha apni zameen nhi hogi please kindly meri help kar dey jis se ye masla Hal hi jaye shukria!

  8. Mateen bhai me islamabad ka resident hu laikin meray CNIC per dual address ha Rawalpindi wale ghr ka mustakil address aur mojuda address Islamabad wala ha maine domicile bnwana ha kia muje rawalpindi district sy NOC laina pare ga ky muje pindi sy domicile nahi chahye kiu ky islamabad waloun ny mention kia hua ha.

    Note: Applicants are required to bring NOC from their native district incase of having dual address on CNIC

  9. Hi.. i lost my domicile, therefore can you please guide me how to get a new one. do i have to go through with the whole process or do i just need to give them my i.d card to get a new one.


  11. I born in karachi but after birth we immediately come in Rawalpindi and adress of karachi is present on my bay form so my domicile is of punjab or not

  12. my recently address is islamabad and permanent from ajk, what is procedure for get islamabad domicile…my all cousines have same and he got domicile plzz guide me

  13. My father’s domicile is of Punjab ,Bhawalnagar. Im 17 years old and we have been living in rawalpindi cantt area for 8 -9 years. Registry of our house is of islamabad. Can I get my domicile without going to bhawalnagar because my fathers permanent address is there. What should I do I need?

  14. Sir domicile cancel ke bad noc kahan se lena ho gi ??
    Ar uske bad new domicile kitne din bad ban sky ga

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