Bharti AXA INSURANCE GLOSSARY Domicile Domicile Domicile is the country in which a person has her permanent residence. It does not mean that the person maintains a physical house or residence in the country, but that he intends to remain in the country forever – unless circumstances dictate otherwise. Therefore, maintenance of a residence is not enough to establish domicile. For example, an Indian citizen living in the US on a H1B visa continues to have India as his domicile as the permanent residence of the person is still in India and she is residing in the US only temporarily. For domicile to be changed, the intention of the person to stay permanently in the new country must be established either through their actions or through a declaration. This means being a political refugee or a fugitive abroad does not change the domicile of the person, unless the person voluntarily adopts the new domicile. In India, a domicile certificate is issued by the State Government as a proof that a person is a resident of the particular state. The requirements and process to receive a domicile certificate varies from state to state. Further, the domicile of a married women is considered to be the same as of the husband. The children automatically get the domicile of the state of which their father was a domicile of at the time of birth. They would inherit the mother’s domicile only if the father was predeceased or they were born outside marriage. In case of adopted minor, domicile of minors can change as a result of adoption. Request Call Back Category * - Select -CarTwo WheelerHealthTravelPersonal Accident Buy Renew Claim submit Related Posts Disclaimer : The information published on this website is for the public's reference only. Content of this information is to provide an overview of your Travel needs and should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice. Bharti AXA General Insurance Company Limited makes no representations about the suitability, reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of the information, travel, services, or any other items mentioned on this subject for any purpose whatsoever.