Domicile and Residence

Domicile or residence more or less carry the same meaning, in as much as both refer to the permanent home of the person concerned. Domicile is at the international level and the residence is somewhat at a local level. A person is the domicile in the country in which he is considered to have his permanent home. No one can be without a domicile and no one can have two domiciles. The same principle applies at a lower level to the place of residence of a person. Domiciles are broadly domicile of origin and domicile of choice. Domicile of origin prevails until a person acquires domicile of another place. Domicile means a place of permanent home, a place which a person fixes as his habitation for himself and his family with the intention to live there permanently. The place where a person has his home in its ordinary acceptation or a place where he lives is regarded as his place of domicile. Hare Krishna Singh v. State of U.P., 2016 (117) ALR 741.

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