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 a 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 a domicile certificate in Islamabad & Rawalpindi. A complete process with required documents is here.

Note: If you are residents of Islamabad or Rawalpindi and need a domicile certificate than get our help. You can reach us through our contact us page. You can also let us know via the comment section.

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 the Federal government or the provincial government issues a 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 the 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 the commissioner or assistant commissioner.

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

Applicants whose age is above 18 years

  • Applicant CNIC
  • Copy of CNIC of Father/Husband (in case applicant is a married person)
  • In case, the husband has died then a copy of his death certificate
  • Copy of Proof of Islamabad Residence. or Rawalpindi residency in case the 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 duly stamped
  • Affidavit of Rs 5 in Islamabad and in Rawalpindi affidavit of Rs. 50 (dully stamped by a 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 the parent(s) in which the name of the applicant is mentioned
  • In case the 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 a domicile fee of Rs 200 via Challan 32-A. You can pay the fee on any branch of the National Bank of Pakistan.

In Islamabad, the domicile processing fee is Rs 1000 apart from the 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 biometrics, Pic and data entry. When the concerned person enters all your bio information then he will give you an e-receipt.

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

Domicile Verification Punjab Pakistan

Can domicile be made online? Currently, there is no online system to get a domicile certificate. However, if you have applied for a domicile in Rawalpindi, then there is a 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 a domicile certificate by concealing that fact. Then authorities can take criminal action against you. That includes 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. 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. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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?

    • If you have already obtained a domicile of the certain districts then visit near EKhidmat center and ask then that you want to change domicile district. they will guide you.

  9. I am told i have to make my domicile from Kahuta since my permanent address is from that location however i do not have any property there. I have property in bahria Town Rawalpindi, will that document work since zila is same?

  10. I have a punjab domicile and i have been living in peshawar from the last 25 years on rented property and have no property in peshawar. I am married and have three kids age 19, 17,15. Now I want to get my kids domcile from Peshawar. What would be procedure? Should I cancel my punjab domicile and apply new from peahawar? How to get NOC from rawalpindi?

  11. Dear Sir ,I just need one clarification ,we are the permanent residents of Islamabad, whenever we collect information about domicile with multiple persons ,he said that for job in private and government organization you don’t need domicile for that you just need to show him your CNIC is that right or we have to apply for Domicile???

  12. Many new ghr purchased Kiya rwp may hi Lakin Adress Mara rwp Ke dosre area Ka Hai ur utility bill pay b phaly banday Ka name Hai jis se hum nr ghr purchase Kiya Hai to Kiya Mara domicile ban Jaye ga

    • Ap ko apny ghar ki ownership k proof deny hon gay plus ap kay ID card ka permenant address bohat important hy. Ager address RWP ka hy to ap ka yahan say ban sakta hy

  13. I am govt. employee in Islamabad and residing in Islamabad. My domicile is or Sindh (urban). I want my kids to have a Punjab domicile. So what should I do. Their birth registration are of Islamabad.

  14. My question is that Domicile Certificate also necessary for the people living abroad. I am living in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. If the Domicile Certificate is necessary for me, how I can get it here in Jeddah Saudi Arabia.

  15. Am from kashmir and wanna make domicile of pakistan bcz we have property in islamabad what should i do??
    Plz reply soon

  16. Assalamualaikum…. Mny domicile k lia apply kia… Lkn jab verification k lia cnic number dalti hon tu a jata h k is nmbr py ksi or ka domicile bna hua jb k mny domicile k lia abe apply kia h… Or wo domicile sargodha ka bna hua? Mjhy koi solution bta dain plz… Mjhy apna domicile urgent chya

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