The G.O. No. 157/3-2003-77(11)/83, dated 18-2-2003, issued by the Government of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.), has laid down the following procedure for the issuing of Domicile Certificates by the competent authority: 1.Domicile Certificate shall be issued only for getting admission in educational institute or for employment. 2.The District Magistrate or any Addl. District Magistrate/SDM authorised by the DM shall be the competent officer to issue Domicile Certificates. 3.A Domicile Certificate in the state of Uttar Pradesh is issued to a person whose parents are permanent residents of the district, or to a person who has been residing in the district for a period of not less than 3 years. 4.A person who is in the Government Service or in the Non-Government Service, and whose job is transferable, shall get some relaxation in the laws. He/she can submit a copy of any of the following documents: Certificate from Employer/Chairman, Gram Panchayat/Chairman, Nagar Panchayat Ration Card Driving License Passport Voter ID Card PAN (Income Tax) House Tax / Water Tax Electricity Bill 5.The applicant has to apply for Domicile Certificate in Form-1 in duplicate. He/she should submit two photographs along with the application. One photograph will be pasted on the certificate, and the second will be kept for Government records. 6.The applicant has to submit verification letter in the prescribed format from any one of the following:- Gazetted Officer Member of Parliament (MP) Member of legislative Assembly (MLA) Chairman, Zila Panchayat Chairman, Nagar Panchayat Branch Manager, Nationalised Bank 7.Domicile Certificate shall be issued to the applicant within one month, provided all the formalities are in order.