Post Office Identity Card Online Apply and Registration Process

Are you searching for Post Office Identity Card? Do you want to know how to apply for Post Office Identity Card? 

If yes, then Today I am going to share what a Post Office Identity Card is.

The Department of Post issued an office memorandum (order) on 20 July 2011 regarding the issue of post office Identity cards with value additions. 

The registration process for Post Office Identity Card Online Apply is discussed here in detail.

Post Office Identity Card

How to apply for Post Office Identity Card (Online& Offline)

Now I am going to share step by step procedure to apply for a post office identity Card. The registration process is totally offline. 

Department is yet not started the online registration process to apply for post office identity cards. You have to visit the nearest post office to apply.
  • First of all, you have to download an application form from the India Post official website.
  • You can also download it from here.
  • Visit your nearest post office.
  • Fill out the application form and paste your latest photograph on it.
  • Pay Rs. 250 on the counter and submit the duly filled application form along with the required documents. 
  • Now, Post office staff will examine the application form and further process will start.
  •  After 15-20 days, the Post Office Identity card will be delivered to your home through registered post.

What is Post Office Identity Card

Post Office Identity Card is an Ultra silk finish card (metal plastic) having dimensions 85 mm /54 mm.

The Department of posts has been issuing these Post Office identity Cards as per clause 63 of PO Guide part-1 

Identity Cards are being issued 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 are obtainable at the 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, the afresh card will have to be applied for. The photograph to be affixed to the identity card will have to be supplied by the applicant.

India Post Order on Post Office identity card

The Department of Post (India Post) issued an order regarding the issuance of post office identity cards in the year 2011. 

These orders are as under-

Image containing order regarding Post Office Identity Card

➤ Click here to download Postal Department orders regarding the issuance of Post Office Identity Cards.


Question 01- Post office identity card online registration is available or not?

Answer- No, the Department of Post (India Post) is yet not started online registration to apply for a Post office identity card. 

Question 02- What is the fee for the issuance of a post office identity card?

Answer- Rs. 250/- 

Question 03- Can I download the post office Identity card application form online?

Answer- Yes, the Application form is available on the India Post Official Website


Today, I explained the step-by-step procedure on how to apply for Post Office Identity Card. I think, now you got all the information about the post office identity cards. 

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  1. Post office addres I'd cards are not issued in time for those who registered by paying the prescribed amount .