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Apply through Meeseva

  1. The applicant first has to take an application form. Application form is available on your nearest Meeseva center or from official website of Meeseva center. Meeseva link
  2. Fill all the necessary information in the application as required and sign at appropriate place
  3. Do not fill any wrong information; otherwise department will reject your application form by the officer of department or by Meeseva officer.
  4. Attach all documents, and submit the application form with prescribed fee. And do not forget to take an acknowledge slip from Meeseva center.
  5. After ground level verification You will get your document from Meeseva center after prescribed period for issuing ration card.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Application Link : Application link
  • A copy of original residential proof.
  • A copy of age certificate / school leaving certificate of the head of the family.
  • A copy of income proof of the family - that income of the family is below from the prescribed limit.
  • A copy of identity proof like voter ID card, driving license, Aadhar card.
  • Passport size photograph of the applicant.
  • Self Declaration and Certificate From Pradhan/Ward Councillor
  • Mobile Number or Email addresses may be filled up in the format to enable this department to send an automated message to the applicant on the status of the application. AND
  • A self addressed and stamped postal cover or postcard to enable the office to communicate the results to the applicant.
  • Tenancy agreement if the applicant is a tenant

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commissioner, ESD

Road no. 7 Banjarahills
Hyderabad- 500034
Fax : 040-23356650

  • Please contact the call center using your mobile or bsnl landline at 1100 or you can email your complaint/request at : email me.
  • Link for Meeseva centers : Meeseva contact
  • Meeseva Authorized Agent Details : Meeseva agent Link
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  1. The applicant and his/her family must be Indian citizens and should be resident of the state
  2. The applicant or his family members must not possess any family card in any State in India (If they had one, it has to be withdrawn)
  3. The applicant and members of the family must be close relatives
  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 respective family cards).


  • Application Rs.10
  • Charges Rs.35 only


Family identity card is valid for lifetime and will be renewed based on announcement

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents which can be used by people who would like to follow this procedure.    

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.

Processing Time[edit]

If your application is fair and complete, the processing time will be 30 days.

Related Videos[edit]

Telangana - Apply for Family Identity Card

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • For implementation of the Targeted Public Distribution System(TPDS), Ration Card are being issued to all the heads of families, with details about family members included in the card. Based on their economic condition, people can buy goods like food grains, sugar and kerosene with the help of their ration cards.
  • If a person wants to apply for ration card, then he / she have to apply to the rationing office of his area. Ration card is issued by the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection Department.
  • The government also offers temporary ration cards valid for shorter periods of time which will help provide relief under special circumstances.
  • Ration card is an essential document through which a person’s nationality is identified.
  • Ration card is essential to apply for passport, PAN card or a domicile certificate or to even get the name registered for electoral rolls to get a Voter ID.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Ration card is categorized in three types.

Above poverty line (APL) card : It is issued to those peoples whose annual income is more than RS 10,000.

  • Below poverty line (BPL) card : Is issued to whose people annual income is less than RS 10,000.
  • Antyodaya card (AYY): Is issued to those people who cannot have any stable source of income. �

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

For downloading application forms, use this link

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More information which might help people.