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Kerala - Apply for Widow Certificate

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for Widow Certificate, you have to approach the Revenue department.
  2. To know the contact details click on the following link : Contact link
  3. You can approach the revenue department authorities for form or write it on the A4 sheet.
  4. Make sure that you are eligible to apply for Widow Certificate by checking the Eligibility criteria provided under “Eligibility” Section of this page.
  5. Attach all the Required Documents as mentioned in the Required Documents section along with the form.
  6. Fill the form with all the necessary details and Submit the form to the concerned officer In-charge in the Revenue Department.
  7. Pay the appropriate as quoted by the authorities.
  8. The will provide an acknowledgement receipt. keep it safely for your Future Reference.
  9. You will get the Notification as soon as the Certificate get’s ready.
  10. Now you can go to the office and collect the Widow Certificate.

Apply Online through Akshaya centers:

  1. To apply for Widow certificate online, go to Akshaya Service Centre nearby.
  2. Officers Contact : Contact link
  3. Service Center nearby : Akshaya centers Link
  4. The applicant has to put an application request for widow certificate online with the help of Akshaya Centre.
  5. Submit all required documents in online.
  6. Once the application, along with all required documents, has been submitted, it will be forwarded to the department.
  7. The applicant will get an SMS to the registered mobile number. They can find the application number in this SMS. Keep it safe for future Reference.
  8. Concerned will process the Widow certificate request.
  9. After successful verification, the Widow certificate will be issued by signing it.
  10. If the applicant gets an SMS regarding application approved message, the certificate is ready for download.
  11. Again visit Akshaya centre, and then download the certificate by providing the application number.
  12. Get a printed copy of the signed widow certificate. It can be used for applying for home loans.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Applicant Photo
  • Ration Card/ Address Proof
  • Death Certificate of Husband
  • Marriage Registration certificate or any other documents to prove marriage
  • Self Declaration of Applicant
  • Other Documents

Required documents through Akshaya centers:

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voters ID
  • Ration Card
  • Death certificate of the deceased

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Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Village Office,
Ernakulam,Kerala – 682030.
Link for contact : Contact link

AKshaya centers:
Contact link
Akshaya centers Link



  • A woman who has lost her spouse by death and has not married again.


  • As authorities quote.


  • It is valid forever.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • It takes 7 to 20 days.

Akshaya centers :

  • It takes 5 days from the date of application

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  • An applicant can apply for the Widow Certificate provided she is having a unique CAN number.
  • If the applicant doesn't have a unique CAN Number, she must register for CAN to access the application form for Widow Certificate.
  • User must have valid username and password.
  • Make relevant and correct entries only.
  • Recheck the entries before clicking on Submit button.
  • Mandatory fields cannot be left blank.
  • Mandatory/Optional documents should be attached as per requirement.
  • Do not make false entries.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the Widow.
  • E-mail Id.
  • Phone number.
  • Age.
  • Address.


Need for the Document[edit]

  • A widow certificate is provided by the state government as a proof to widow women that her husband is not alive.
  • A widow certificate is used by many governments or private sector or Health Insurance Bima Policy companies, to provide financial support to the widow woman.
  • It is also used to transfer his husband’s property and lands.
  • It is also beneficial for availing various types of Pension.
  • Widow-Widower Certificate is used to apply for pension services.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Carry all the necessary documents.
  • Make a photocopy of your filled form for future reference.

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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