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The Revenue Department of the respective State is the concerned department for the issuance of the Agricultural Labour Certificate. The tahsildar / designated authority is the competent authority to sanction this certificate.

Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply, the applicant has to approach the concerned tahsildar office / Block Development Officer’s office / Circle Officer’s office of the respective area revenue department whichever is applicable to apply.
  2. Link for contact details: Panchayat please use the excel sheet hyperlink against your state for contact details AND link1 AND link2 Please select respective district tab to reach respective district portal. Here select “DEPARTMENTS > Local Self Government” or “ABOUT DISTRICT > ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP > Wards and Panchayats” OR “DIRECTORY > PUBLICUTILITIES > Municipalities” as appropriate for the contact details.
  3. Go to the respective office. Consult with the designated authority about the applying procedure and Collect the application form or write on a plain A4 sheet as advised.
  4. Application form can be downloaded using the following link: link
  5. Complete the application form with mandatory details.
  6. After completing the application with mandatory details please visit your area Village Administrative Officer (VAO) / the designated authority as advised to obtain authentication for “CERTIFICATE OF EMPLOYMENT”.

#The authenticating authority will go through the application. On the satisfaction grounds, the authority will authenticate the application stating “Certified that the particulars furnished by the applicant in the application for registration are true to the best of my knowledge” or as appropriate with his/her seal and signature.

  1. Now this application is ready for submission.
  2. Please revisit the applying office and submit your application form along with the entire required documents as per our “Required Documents” section.
  3. After receiving the application, authorities will check the submitted application and document set. If all are in place the application will be accepted. Please pay the fees/charges if any as per requirement and don’t forget to take the receipt.
  4. Authorities will make entries about this application in the manual record or electronically using the computer.#Acknowledgement receipt will be given against the application form received. Please collect it and please keep it safe for future reference.
  5. Applicant will be informed of the probable date of getting this certificate.
  6. This application will be processed further. Concerned authorities will verify the applicant’s details.
  7. After verification, these applications will be sent to the respective sanctioning department with the consent of the verification authorities.
  8. Concerned sanctioning authority will take the right decision based on the outcome of the submitted report.
  9. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  10. If approved the certificate will be hand delivered or sent through post to the address mentioned while applying or issued as per applicable norms.

  • Every agricultural labour certificate holder shall be issued with an Identity Card for a family. Please get details on this from your tahsildar office. This Identity Card shall be ensured for permanent use of the members as proof of Identity.
  • Applicant has to bring original documents while applying for verification and scanning if required.
  • Without cross signature on photograph and signature on undertaking the application will be rejected


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application Form
  • Certificate of employment from Village Administrative Officer (VAO) / the designated authority as advised. (Applicant may be asked to get certificate of employment as authentication on the completed application itself)
  • Applicant’s Residence proof (Ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Applicant’s Identity proof (Ration card / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Ration card
  • Attested copy of birth certificate
  • Aadhaar card

  • Apart from the above documents authorities may ask for additional information or documents. Please provide them for processing.

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Department of revenue,
Room No. 140
2nd Floor,North Block,
Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram
Tel: 0471- 2333670/2327068
Fax: 0471- 2333350
Mob : 9447672200
Contact Link: Link



  • The citizen who needs the agricultural labour certificate should be a permanent resident of the respective state while applying.
  • A person in the age group of 18 to 65 years (or as per the age limit fixed by respective state) is eligible to apply.
  • Those who are holding wet land not exceeding 2.50 acres or dry land not exceeding 5.00 acres under a registered tenancy agreement and carry on direct cultivation of that land are eligible to apply. The land area limit may vary with respect to the State.


  • Please pay the application fees or charges as applicable at the time of applying as per authority’s advice.


  • Valid up to a period as specified on the certificate.

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form can be downloaded using the following link: link


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • It takes nearly 7 days to 15 days for the issue of this certificate.

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  • Do not submit fake documents as proof to obtain this certificate.
  • “Agricultural labourer” means, any person in the age group of 18 to 65 years, engaged to work in agricultural or allied agricultural operations for wages but who does not own any land.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the applicant.
  • Father / Husband name
  • Applicant address
  • Date of Birth
  • Marital status
  • Nature of labour
  • Number of years engaged in agriculture labour
  • Copy of 2 recent passport size photographs
  • Sex
  • Personal marks of identification
  • Phone number


Need for the Document[edit]

  • Agricultural labour certificate is mandatory to apply or to get the relief or assistance for marriage, accidental death or injury, natural death, funeral expenses, old age pension etc.
  • The children of the agricultural labour require this certificate to get admission in the educational institutions as per quota.
  • This certificate is required for the education assistance for the Children of an agricultural labourer.
  • When an applicant gets agricultural labour certificate his/her details will be recorded in the database of the revenue department. This database will be useful for the department to provide any of the grants or help from the government.

Information which might help[edit]

  • The agricultural labourer is the one who earns his/her livelihood by agricultural labour only.
  • Agricultural labourers earn a major portion of their income as a payment in the form of wages for works performed on the agricultural farms owned by others.

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]

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