How to apply Ration Card in Tamilnadu ?

Posted by: D Kessal on 11:50 Categories:|
The ration card is one of the fundamental and necessary government documents all of us should have. For school admission, opening a bank account, getting new gas connection, purchasing a new land or property etc. ration cards play a vital role in our day to day life.

Usually, we people think getting a new ration card is a tough process and we go for some brokers or intermediaters to do the ration card application. But in fact, it is so easy process now. If you have enough documents required, you can get your ration cards issued with in 30 - 90 days from the date you apply for.

Eligibility to apply a new ration card in Tamilnadu

1.You should be Indian Citizen
2.You should be resident of Tamilnadu
3.You should not possess any other ration cards in Tamilnadu or any other states in India.
4.If you are newly married and have your name in your family ration card, you and your spouse should get name deletion certificates (Removing names from your family cards) .

Here are the simple to apply for a new ration card :

 Step 1 : Download and fill the application for new ration card.

Applications can be downloaded from the following link

Step 2 : List of Documents to be submitted with ration card application

Address Proof (xerox copy)

        Election Photo Identity Card (EPIC), OR

        Property tax payment receipt in case of own house (current year), OR

        Electricity Bill (last month), OR

        Telephone Bill (last month) , OR

        Front Page of Bank Pass Book, OR

        Allotment orders in respect of persons residing at houses allotted by Slum Clearance Board, OR

        Passport, OR

        Currently valid tenancy agreement (in case of rented house), AND

Name Deletion Certificate (If you are newly married and apply a new ration card only)

You should get name deletion from the parent family issued by the card issuing authority in the previous address.

Birth certificates (If you have children)

No card certificate
(if you dont have any previous ration cards only)

Details of LPG Gas connection,
LPG agency and Oil Company name. Last mont bill xerox copy and xerox copy of the Gas Connection Document.

A self addressed and stamped postal cover or postcard (If you apply ration card through post only)

Step 3: Apply at the Ration Card Issue authority at your area. They will give you an acknowledgement receipt.

Step 4: A government field officer will visit your address to check the genuiness of the application.

Step 5: After the verification, you will be issued a new ration card with in 1 to 2 months.

All the best ! 

(Posts in the comment field if you have any doubts regarding this)


  1. We ate a new married couple.
    We are living a rental house and we want to take a new ration card..

    But my doubt is
    1.what is the proof should I give for address if I am living in rental house..

    2. We got name deletion from our parents..but we are living in rental house..
    Now what is the procedure..

    Shall I use my or my wife own house address for taking new ration card..

    Is it possible in single address 2 or more ration cards..

    1. Get a rental agreement.

  2. My name Narayanasamy , I already submit January 2013 but I am still not get my family ration card, goverment employee very very slow,

  3. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are love marriage couples ... have one 8 months baby ... How to get new ration card ... we have rental house agreement documents, then my wife have voter id and education certificates ... i have only my family ration card .. my name was deleted that card ... so please can you guide me how to get new ration card ... because i am working in IT field .. lot of opportunities came from abroad ... So please help .... Thankyou .... following my mail ID :

    1. Did u got the reply

  4. We are love marriage couples ... have one 1 months baby ... How to get new ration card ... we have rental house agreement documents, then my wife have pan card and education certificates ... so please can you guide me how to get new ration card ... because i am working in civil field .. lot of opportunities came from abroad ... So please help .... Thankyou .... following my mail ID :

  5. I have my one house in mahe I don't have ration card how I will get every year two months I am in India how I will get where to apply please help me and guide me
    Regards sujikumar

  6. Hi my name is suji I. Have my own home in my name I have own gas connection I have current bill bank account how I will get ration card I am living in mahe
    Now I am working in Saudi every year two months I am in name how I will getvration card please guide how to apply

  7. dear sir/mam,
    i have a two childrens .then i will submit both birthcertificates or not....please help me .

  8. Sir,
    we donot have ration card since 1995 ( after marriage) unknowingly our names have been removed from our parents respectively. we do not have any kn\ind of ration card from any where in India. what is the procedure to get ration card. we are unable to get deletion certificate from the respective office. P.Thiagaraj, 200 Main road , sangiliyandapuram Trichy 620001

  9. im a single.i have bank passbook,pan card.i need a ration card only address proof purpose i get a new able to get it or not.pls guide me sir..thank you

    1. If you want the card only for address proof purpose, you can download the Tatkal form, fill it up and submit it to Civil supplies department.

  10. Arunagirinatan S25 October 2014 at 17:39

    I was living in Erode, Periyar Dist and in 2004 I moved my family to Bangalore and I didn't obtain any ration card, but I obtained voters ID and Aadhar Card. A few months ago my daughter got married to Coimbatore i.e., (my father-in-law place). Now I want to register my daughters name in my son-in-laws ration card. Please clarify my what is the procedure and what are the documents I need to provide for registering my daughter name in their ration card


  11. வணக்கம் ,
    எங்கள் குடும்ப அட்டையில் எனது மனைவியின் பெயரையும் இரண்டு மகள்களின் பெயரையும் சேர்க்க சொல்லி விண்ணப்பம் கொடுத்தேன். இதுவரை சேர்க்கபட்டதா என்பதும் தெரியவில்லை எப்போது புதிய குடும்ப அட்டை தருவார்கள் என்பதும் தெரியவில்லை. தவிர, இப்போது நாங்கள் எங்கள் சொந்த ஊரை விட்டு திருச்சிக்கு வந்துவிட்டோம். பழைய குடும்ப அட்டையில் எங்கள் பெற்றோர் பெயரும் உள்ளது. நான் எனக்கும் எனது மனைவி பிள்ளைகளுக்கும் மட்டும் தனியாக குடும்ப அட்டை திருச்சியில் விண்ணப்பித்து கொள்ளலாமா?! ஆம் என்றாள் அதற்கான வழிமுறைகள் என்ன என்று விளக்க முடியுமா


  12. Hi Sir,
    I am swaminath. I am working in IT industry. I am staying in a rented house in chennai. I have aadhar card in the current address and also a gas connection in my name. My wife name is removed and my name is still with my mother's ration card. My mother is also staying with me. Can i apply for a new ration card. How can i do that. Please help me sir. My email #

  13. If your current address is not same as your current address, then apply for address change else just Add your wife's name to your card along with marriage certificate

    If you belongs to other sate/district then surrender the RC and apply for new card

  14. Hi, I got love marriage. my parents not deleting my name from their ration card. But i have proofs like voter id, driving license, school certificate with me. I have a kid too, now how i can add my name in my hubby ration card, please help. Email id:

  15. Hi, I lost my rationcard name deletion certificate. I went back and asked for a duplicate copy for the same. but they are not ready to issue the same. Please suggest or guide me how to proceed further.

  16. Hello, Myself and my brother are staying together in a same house(Rent) and we both are newly married. Is it possible to apply ration cards separately for each of us(same address)?

  17. Dear Sir,
    [Regarding Name Deletion Certificate] I got love married and we have a 2 yrs old kid. we have to apply new ration card before that the procedure is should be removed name from old ration card.
    My parents are not interested in our love marriage, so that they doesn't give their original card to do that name removing process. but I have xerox copy of that and my wife side is not a problem for original. kindly suggest us.

  18. Dear Sir,
    how to go about for taking a new ration card for a widow servant maid with a 5 year old kid and she does not possess either a marriage certificate or death certificate of her husband. None of her family Members are having ration card. As she is very poor and residing at korrukupettai, chennai she needs a ration card for her family, as she being the head of the family and her kid.

  19. respected sir /madam as i am a citizen of india living in tamil nadu past 24 years i tried many times to get ration card just it is like an dream ,i am having only author card and voter id no other documents and only having my daughter school certificate bank book and living in rented house no gas their is way to get new ration card in order to get bank loan for my dau/ education she is studding Bscclt will you kindly inform how to write or whom to meet to solve my problem i am very fed-up with my life please without delay show me a way Thank you much


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