Post Office Identity Cards

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.

Sample of the ID Card



Cost :

  • Application fee for the card is Rs. 20/-.
  • Processing fee and card cost - Rs. 250/- to be paid at the time of submission of filled up application
  • Processing fee and card cost under Tatkal Scheme - Rs. 600/-. Card will be issued in 5 working days. For Tatkal processing, contact: Postmaster of concerned Head Post Office
  • In order to make the cards more attractive, Tamilnadu Circle 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.
  • Click here to download the application form.

Important Offices for obtaining / submitting Applications in Chennai City Region

Head Post Offices (For TATKAL) Ambattur, Anna Road, Avadi Camp, Chennai GPO, Mylapore,  Park Town, St Thomas Mount, T Nagar,  Tambaram,
Central Chennai AGPO, Chepauk, Choolaimedu, Gopalapuram, Greames Road, Madras University, Mandaveli, Nungambakkam High Road, Nungambakkam NDSO, Old College Buildings, Royapettah, Shastri Bhavan, T Nagar South, Teynampet, Tiruvallikeni
North Chennai Aminjikarai, Anna Nagar, Anna Nagar East, Anna Nagar Western Extn, Arumbakkam, Ayanavaram, Chetpet, Choolaimedu, Egmore NDSO, Ethiraj Salai, Flower Bazaar, Flowers Road, Fort St George, High Court Buildings, ICF Colony, Jawahar Nagar, Kilpauk, Mint Buildings, Perambur, Perambur Barracks, Ripon Buildings, Royapuram, Shenoy Nagar, Sowcarpet, Tondiarpet, Vepery, Vyasarpadi, Washermanpet
South Chennai Adambakkam, Adyar, Alwarthirunagar, Ashok Nagar, Besant Nagar, Guindy Industrial Estate, IIT, K K Nagar, Kodambakkam, Madipakkam,
Meenambakkam, Nandanam, Nanganallur, Perungudi, R A Puram, Saidapet, Tiruvanmiyur, TTTI Taramani, Vadapalani, Velachery, West Mambalam
Tambaram / Peripherals Ambattur Industrial Estate, Avadi IAF, Chromepet, CRP Camp, Ennore Thermal Station, Gummidipundi, Kodungaiyur, Madhavaram Milk Colony, Manali, Padi, Pallavaram, Pattabiram, Ponneri, Poonamallee, Redhills, Selaiyur, SIDCO Estate, Tambaram East, Tambaram IAF, Tiruvottiyur, Villivakkam

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