How to Apply for Caste Validity Certificate In India

Apply for Caste Validity Certificate In India By Yourself

An Validity certificate serves as proof that your certificate of caste isn’t bogus or incorrect. Apply In-Person

  1. To obtain a the certificate of caste validity, the applicant must visit the appropriate Thasil / Revenue / Block Office or the appropriate office of the “department of welfare” for the backward classes, if applicable.
  2. The application form can be obtained at the office when the applicants visit. OR the applicant should write his application on an A4 sheet.
  3. Send the completed application form and all required documents to the relevant authority.
  4. Authorities , after reviewing the documents attached and details provided, will proceed to issue of the certificate.
  5. A validly signed, stamped Certificate will be issued according to the time frame.


          • In certain states, the applicant must apply for services over the counter such as CSC centers/e-seva etc.
          • In certain states, applicants must apply through the department’s online portal.

      Find contact information and application forms from the appropriate state portals by clicking the links provided for each of the states below.

      Required Documents For  Apply for Caste Validity Certificate

      • Application Form:
      • Self declaration by the applicant.
      • Aadhar card
      • Caste certificate
      • Self-declaration (as required)
      • Father’s casting certificate from the father. (If unavailable, then write “no caste certificate” on bond paper, as directed)
      • Validity certificate for relatives of the caste. ( If the certificate already authenticated exists.)
      • 1950’s proofs of caste for SC/NT,1953’s proofs of caste for ST/NT[A/B/C/D],1967’s proofs for OBC/SBC/EBC. (if you have ancestors’ proofs)


      • Original and copy of the original along with self-attestation as per the instructions of appropriate authorities must be filed according to the requirement.
      • Other than the documents mentioned above, authorities can request additional documents or information. They will require these documents for processing.

        Office Locations and Contacts

        Department of AR & PG,
        Sardar Patel Bhawan
        Parliament Street, New Delhi – 110 001.
        Phone: (011) 23360208
        Fax: 011-23360352
        Link for Contacts: Link for details

      • Eligibility

        • The applicant must have a valid certificate of casting.
        • The applicant should possess the qualifications of the Indian citizen.
        • The applicant must reside on the territory of the applicant.


        • Pay as per the quote from the authorities when you apply.
        • If you pay online, make sure to pay according to the prompts while processing (if appropriate).


        • Usually, caste certificates are valid for life
        • The validity certificate is valid for the period specified on the certificate.

          Processing Time

          • It’s usually a one-day procedure.
          • In the event of any delay in issuance, the applicant will be issued the certificate in accordance with the notification time.

          Requirements Information

          • Name of the applicant
          • Father’s/Husband’s Name
          • Sex (M/F)
          • Residence Address
          • School Leaver Certificate or Transfer Certificate(Copy to be attached)
          • The details of Community Certificate of Parents
          • Information on School Certificates of Parents
          • Application deadline

          The Document is required

          • The Community Certificate can also be referred to as a caste certification. It is legally binding proof community that the individual who it is issued is part of a reserved group such as schedule caste, scheduled tribe , and other classes of backwardness.
          • The Caste certificate is a crucial document to gain access to certain benefits that are provided by the Government to marginalized communities in educational opportunities and job opportunities to improve their lives.
          • Students particularly require the caste certificates to ensure their place in the institution. A the validity certificate is needed to prove their authenticity.
          • This is valid for admission to the majority of Educational Institutions and other professional institutions, as well as to be employed.

          Information that can be useful

          • A person is not able to change the caste he or she is in once the certificate is issued to them. If they decide to convert into other religions, their group could change, requiring the issue of a new community certificate or caste.

          Note: It’s an offense that is punishable if you try using fraudulent documents to obtain an official certificate from the community.


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