POSTAL IDENTITY CARD

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. 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:
O/o the Postmaster General, Chennai City Region, Chennai - 600002
Ph: 044-28594761 / 9444203342
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

List of Offices for obtaining / submitting Applications in Chennai City Region
Head Post Offices 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

Click here for alphabetical list of offices

In Southern Region, this facility is available in Madurai Head Post Office

For further details, contact:
Business Development Cell,
O/o the Postmaster General - Chennai City Region,
Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002.
Phone: 044-28594745, 28594761, 28521444-Extn.:323, 1800-425-1235
Email: pmgccr@rediffmail.com / pmgccr1@gmail.com

Postmaster General - Business Development
O/o the Chief Postmaster General
Tamilnadu Circle
Anna Salai, Chennai - 600002
Emai: tnbdcell@gmail.com