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The relationship certificate is a legal document required to prove the relationship between parents and their children. This legal paper is required though the children to produce as a mandatory document to avail seats in educational institution and benefits as offered by the government.

Apply In-Person:

  1. In order to apply for “Relationship Certificate”, the applicant has to approach the nearest office of the Collector / Tahsildar / BDO / Circle officer of the revenue department as appropriate.
  2. Link for the office contact details: link Please select the respective district button. User will reach respective district portal. Here select “Directory” menu OR “DIRECTORY > Revenue Officers” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > Who’s Who” OR “ABOUT DISTRICT > ADMINISTRATIVE SETUP > Wards and Panchayats” OR “DIRECTORY > PUBLICUTILITIES > Municipalities” as appropriate for the respective contact details AND Panchayat contact link in the given page please select the hyperlink against respective state as per requirement for contact details.
  3. Go to the respective office and consult with the designated authority about the applying procedure for this certificate. Collect the application form or write on a plain A4 sheet as advised.
  4. Application form can be downloaded using the following link this general format application form shall be used as per the guidelines of the department authorities.
  5. Complete the application form. Write a covering letter mentioning the purpose for which the certificate is required. Attach the entire required documents as per our “Required Documents” section and submit it to the designated receiving authority.
  6. 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 applicable and don’t forget to take the receipt.
  7. Authorities will make entries about this application in the manual record or electronically using the computer.
  8. Acknowledgement receipt will be given against the accepted application form. Please collect it and keep it safe for future reference.
  9. Applicant will be informed of the probable date of getting approval for the scheme.
  10. This application will be processed further. Concerned authorities will verify the applicant’s details and documents.
  11. ”SMS” triggered update on application status will be sent to the applicant’s mobile.
  12. Once verified, this application will be forwarded to the concerned Village Administrative Officer – VAO / designated authority for ground level scrutiny.
  13. A report will be created after verification and the due diligence of the applicant through field verification.
  14. This report will be sent back to the issuing authority.
  15. Based on the outcome of the above report and other internal processing, the tahsildar / the designated issuing authority as per the administration zone will take a decision on issuance of this certificate.
  16. The status, viz. Approval or Rejection if any will be conveyed to the applicant through an SMS.
  17. If approved, the certificate will be hand delivered or sent through post to the address mentioned while applying or issued as per applicable norms.

Apply Online:

  1. Please go to the online portal Link for website
  2. Applicant has to use the “NewPortalUserCreation” option under portal user login section on the top right side part of the screen to reach registration page.
  3. Please complete the page prompts as appropriate to complete the registration.
  4. Once registered, in the home page use the login credentials under portal user login section on the top right side part of the screen as appropriate and click “Login” button to log in.
  5. In the given page, please select the “Apply For A Certificate” menu on the left part of the page and click “get started” option as displayed.
  6. In the resulting page, please select “Relationship Certificate” from the drop-down list under certificate type.
  7. Enter the required information for application details, Upload supporting documents and make payment and generate acknowledgement (Receipt).
  8. Please save this acknowledgement for future reference.
  9. ”SMS” triggered update on application status will be sent to the applicant’s mobile.
  10. This application will be processed by respective department. Please follow the department notification and guidelines to get the certificate.
  11. Once the certificate is processed and ready for download, user shall print the certificate using the same online portal by log in.

Apply through Akshaya

  1. Applicant must visit the nearest Akshaya centre. Link to locate the centre link
  2. Applicant shall obtain application form from the centre or download using the link
  3. Submit the completed application, documents and applicable fees as appropriate to the centre staff.
  4. Application submitted will be processed by the counter staff. Up on successful upload, the applicant will be provided with a receipt having the application number.
  5. Application will be processed by the respective department. SMS triggered update on application status will be sent to applicant mobile.
  6. Up on notification applicant shall receive the certificate from where the application was submitted.
  • In certain cases the applicant will be asked to get the relationship certificate from the government office (Defence / Railways) where applicant’s relative is an employee. In such situation applicant shall approach the respective government office to apply for
  • Applicant has to bring original documents to the applying office while applying for cross verification purpose and scanning if required.
  • Without cross signature on photograph and signature on undertaking, the application will be rejected
  • Applicant may be asked to apply with the specific format as advised by the respective benefit providing government departments. In that case, applicant shall use the format to apply.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Application form link
  • Covering letter mentioning the purpose of this certificate.
  • Applicant’s Residence proof (Ration card / Bank pass book / Telephone bill / Aadhaar card)
  • Applicant’s Identity proof (Voter ID / Passport / Aadhaar card / Driving licence)
  • Resident/Domicile certificate
  • Election/Voters ID
  • Ration Card
  • Proof of Date of birth (certificate such as 10th Standard certificate)
  • Death Certificate (of the deceased) if applicable
  • Notarized Self-declaration Affidavit
  • Aadhaar card
Note: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



  • Applicant should be a citizen of India.
  • Applicant should be the permanent resident of the respective State.
  • Wife or Husband or Son or Daughter or Mother or child or parent or brother or sister or grandchild is eligible to apply for this certificate.


  • Please pay as authorities quote while applying.
  • Please pay the applicable Service Charge, Printing Charge and Scanning Charge as appropriate.
  • Rs.18/- (Akshaya service charge) + Rs.7 (Government Service charge) + Rs.3 per page for scanning /printing.
  • SC / ST families need to pay Rs.10 + Rs.2 per page for scanning /printing.
  • BPL families need to pay Rs.20.


The certificate issued is valid as long as the certificate holder is alive or as per the mentioned period on the certificate.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please use the following link to download application form: link


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The whole process shall be completed within ten to thirty (10 – 30) days of receipt of the application.
  • 7 days from the date of application if applied through “Akshaya” centres.

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  • Any wrongful identification and certification of beneficiaries shall attract severe disciplinary action against the concerned.
  • Do not submit fake documents as a proof to get this certificate.
  • Incomplete application will be rejected.
  • Avoid spelling mistakes while filling the application form.
  • Applicant will be penalized if any information provided by the applicant while applying for this certificate is being found false or incorrect.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Applicant
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Father/Husband name
  • Mother name
  • Name of spouse as applicable
  • Complete postal address
  • Caste
  • Ward / panchayat name
  • District name
  • Date of application
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Recent Passport size photograph (3 numbers)


Need for the Document[edit]

  • The relation certificate is required for an eligible candidate to get admission in educational institutions, recruitment in any government department and also to avail the benefits of his or her relative.
  • In certain areas, the relationship certificate is required to establish the eligibility for the quota.
  • The relationship certificate is a mandatory document to apply for financial assistance for the marriage of daughters, granddaughters and dependent Sister of freedom fighters.

Information which might help[edit]

  • In few states relationship certificate need to be produced for the admission to medical college.
  • Applicant should mention the purpose for which the certificate is required.
Note: It is a punishable offence to try with fraudulent documents to get this certificate

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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More information which might help people.