Postal Identity Card is issued under clause 63 of the Post Office Guide – Part I for the benefit of tourists, traveling representatives of firms and other members of the public who experience difficulty in establishing their identity in connection with postal transactions, e.g., receipt of registered and insured articles and payment of money orders in the post town through which they pass. These cards will be obtainable at any head post office by literate persons whose identity is well established in the locality in which they reside or who can be vouched for by substantial permanent residents known to the postmaster.

The card will contain a full description of its holder, his signature and photograph and will be current for a period of three years from the date of issue. After the expiry of the period of validity of the card, a fresh card will have to be applied for.

The use of these cards is entirely optional. Holders will ordinarily receive delivery of postal articles and payment of money orders on their presentation but in cases of doubt it will be open to postmasters to make such further enquiry as they may consider necessary to establish the identity of the applicants with the holders of the cards and to demand additional corroborative evidence of such identity.

In the event of the loss of a card, a duplicate will be issued to the holder on the conditions laid down in sub-clause (2) above besides paying the prescribed fee and on his giving a written declaration absolving the department from all responsibility in the event of the misuse of the original.

COST

  • Application fee for the card is Rs. 10/-.
  • Processing fee and card cost – Rs. 240/- to be paid at the time of submission of filled up application
  • In order to make the cards more attractive, Post Department is issuing these in the form of plastic cards like smart cards incorporating information like date of birth, telephone/mobile number and blood group in addition to the address of the person.

Website :- http://www.indiapost.gov.in/NSDefault.htm

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106 responses to “How to apply Address proof card issued by India Post (Postal Identity Card)”

  1. CHINMOY BHATTACHARJEE says:

    I am a address proof card holder . now it is expired. How I renew it. My mobile no is
    9830119138. This card was issued by Post Office Addressed Proof Card.

  2. KVA Iyer says:

    It is not easy to get post office identity card though its intended purpose is to serve as a proof of residence for which Post Master is appropriate authority, who knows where the persons whose photo is affixed to the ID card currently resides.
    The matter is not that simple.
    Firstly, the application must be in the form obtainable from any post office, not any downloaded form.
    Secondly, Rs 9 worth of postal stamp must be affixed to the application.
    Thirdly the Post Master insists that proof of date of birth must be produced.
    I tried to get Post Office ID Card for a disabled person who has never gone to school but has proof of residence and name listed in ration card. In the absence of proof of age the Post Master declined to receive the application.
    There are distinct authorities for every purpose. For example Police Station is the authority to certify whether a person has clean record of not having involved in any crime. Likewise, for date of birth there is headmaster of School and registrar of births to issue certificate. Post office is authority certify one’s current residence by issuing a card. Hospital authorities / clinical laboratory issue information on condition of health / blood group.
    It is strange for the post Master to assume responsibility for certifying date of birth.

  3. satheesh says:

    is available in this service in uttra pradesh

  4. Balasubramanian B S says:

    .I moved into my own house from rented house recently.For change of address in Aadhar for my wife ,the center is asking for proof of address.When i gave my Property tax receipt/Electricity bill,it refused to accept.Today I went to Post office near my house at T C Palya at Bangalore.They told me that PO stopped issuing ID Card.I am struggling to produce documents for my wife and son.

  5. Frustrating says:

    Hi,

    This is very slow process, I applied for this on 11th mar 2015 and its 9th July, still I didnt receive.
    India post needs to speed up. Verification is over 2.5 months ago, still not able to print and send the card!!!!!! Plz speed up the process, its very disgusting to wait for half year.

  6. Frustrating says:

    Hi,

    This is very slow process, I applied for this on 11th mar 2015 and its 9th July, still I didnt receive.
    India post needs to speed up. Verification is over 2.5 months ago, still not able to print and send the card!!!!!! Plz speed up the process, its very disgusting to wait for half year.
    Please form an online facility where in people can track status of it. Private courier agencies will give such facility then why you cant?

  7. Sudhakar Kumar says:

    O need a postal I’d card cum address proof, and I am not sure that any one will help me in Hyderabad at dilsukhnagar post office, what should I do for it

  8. Samar Kumar Das says:

    provide my address & identity card issued by. Department of Posts, India .From: Samar Kumar Das. S/O. Late Rajani Kanta Days, Chandrakona Road, Shantinagar, P.O. Satbankura, Dist. Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, PIN-721253,India , Mobile: +919474616471

  9. Samar Kumar Das says:

    provide my address & identity card issued by. Department of Posts, India .From: Samar Kumar Das. S/O. Late Rajani Kanta Days, Chandrakona Road, Shantinagar, P.O. Satbankura, Dist. Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, PIN-721253,India

  10. Miss AshaSubramani says:

    If the person does not have any address proof they can apply for post card in near by their post office. After getting the card they can use the card for many thing such as bank loans, opening an account, to apply voter id and this useful for applying ration card as well.

  11. sivasai says:

    sir, i am sivasai ,i want have only adhar my atm card appling perpose i want another photo identity proof ,give information another ID proof at online site

  12. Rajendran.M says:

    Dear sir,
    I applied postal identity card on 04.12.14 ,Formalities and enquiries had been completed, Still not yet,How long it will take further sir?

  13. P.chandrasekhar says:

    Please advice as How?time it will take to issue Address Proof ID-Card….

  14. saravanan.r says:

    Sir,

    I’m Saravanan, we have no any ID proofs to my wife, so we can’t open any bank account & can’t get election card to her, if we get proof of address card from Postal Dept. can we use it as address & ID Proof.

    Kindly advice me.

  15. saravanan.r says:

    Sir,

    I’m Saravanan, we haneno any ID proofs to my wife, so we can’t open any bank account & can’t get election card, if we get proof of address card from Postal Dept. can we use it as address & ID Proof.

    Kindly advice me.

  16. amit choudhary says:

    i am from assam ,i applied for a postal i card 3 years before but still i did not get that card. what to do ?

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