How To Apply Community Certificate Through Online In Tamilnadu

In this guide, we are going to see “How to apply Community Certificate through online in Tamilnadu?”.

You can easily get the community certificate online in Tamil Nadu. No need to pay the bribe and it’s not a time-consuming process.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Community Certificate

What is a community certificate?

A community certificate is used to represent the religion and caste of a person. It is used for a scholarship.

Where can I apply for a Community Certificate?

You can apply a community certificate online through this website ” “.

How do I apply for a lost community certificate?

You can able to apply for a lost community certificate with the help of your family person’s community certificate. Through two modes you can apply
1.Online ( )
2.Offline ( ESeva Centre)

How long is a community certificate valid for?

Community certificate is valid for a lifetime. You don’t have to renew it.

How do I renew my community certificate?

You don’t have to renew the community certificate.

How to track the application status of community certificate?

With the help of the acknowledgment number, You can able to track the status of the community certificate online.

To apply a community certificate, you have to create user id in TNESevai Website after that have to create CAN Number. Refer the below articles for that,

Apply Community Certificate Online – Details

Time TakenUp to 15 Days
Payment ModeOnline

Steps to Apply Community Certificate Through Online In Tamilnadu:

The first step is, you have to open the TNeGA Website and login with your account.


Once you have successfully logged in, the homepage will look like the below image. You have to click the “Revenue Department” Link.


On the Revenue Department Page, you have to click the “Community Certificate” Link.


It will open a new window in your browser and show the instructions page. It clearly shows you have to upload the applicant photo, address proof, community certificate of father or mother or siblings and self-declaration of Applicant.


Once you proceed to the next page by clicking the “Proceed” button it will ask you register CAN Number or if you already applied then you have to search your CAN Number by anyone of the option. You have to generate and verify OTP.


After that, it will open the community certificate form. On that form, basic details of the person are already pre-filled because of “CAN Number”.

You have to choose the Father, Mother’s Caste and Community then have to choose the requested community and caste.

It may ask this question,” whether any of the applicant’s family members possess a permanent online certificate issued by competent Revenue Authority”.

If any of your family members got a community certificate online then choose this option as “Yes” otherwise make it as “No”.


Finally, submit the form. It will move on to the next page where you have to upload the required documents as per the instructions.


Make sure you have uploaded the documents in respective file sizes and types.

File Typespdf,jpeg,jpg,gif,png
Size of the document200KB
Size of the photo50KB

You have to download the Self Declaration Form and sign it then scan the self-declaration form upload it to the website.

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Finally, make the online payment of Rs.60 using any one of the methods. After successful payment, you will get an acknowledgment form with a number.

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166 thoughts on “How To Apply Community Certificate Through Online In Tamilnadu”

  1. Hi Ranjith,

    I was applying for community certificate for my son. I have filled all the details and was in document upload page. Since I did not have self-declaration soft copy, I could not complete the process. Again I login the portal and tried to continue the process, I am unable to do retrieve the saved application and also unable to apply for new application.

    The system is throwing error “Service Already applied with same CAN Number”.

    Kindly share your thought.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Me and my husband did a inter caste marriage. Now we need community certificate for my kids ..We want to get a community certificate in my caste…It is possible or not…

  3. Now we are christian ..I want to get christian community certificate for my kids ..But my certificate have hindu community..It is possible

  4. Hi,
    I have my community certificate from chennai. But now settled in Bangalore. I want to take community certificate for my daughters. Can i mention my Bangalore address as permanent address and still take community certificate from Chennai ?

  5. Sir,
    My cast is “BC karuneegar”. In my community certificate, caste is wrongly mentioned as “BC yadhava”. I need to apply community certificate for my daughter, can i apply community certificate for my daughter caste is “BC karuneegar”. may i mention in request caste field “BC karuneegar”. Is it possible for change.

  6. I applied community certificate for my son and while uploading the page closed. I can’t retrieve my application nor apply for new one. What Can I do?

  7. Hello! Ranjith , it’s been nearly 10days since I applied for my obc certificate but still the system shows ” submitted for RI verifier” , will my certificate be generated or do I have to meet in person and get the certificate

  8. Application number & CAN number have generated after that document upload error come out. i have tried through search edit view but not accepted. how can upload the documents.
    please guide

  9. Hi Ranjith,

    I would like to apply community certificate for my sister kids, their father is no more, but i have their father community certificate. How could i apply commnity certificate , self declaration for both.

  10. Hi Ranjith,
    I have a doubt regarding community certificate of my daughter. I had applied for community certificate for my daughter through online using my wife s certificate. I had uploaded all the necessary documents. It had come back stating “address proof of family members not uploaded”.I then uploaded the Aadhar copy of both mine and my wife but then the application got rejected stating the same reason. I don’t know wat may be the reason. I had not changed the address in aadhar card of my wife to mine and my daughter’s. Could that be the reason. Kindly help.

  11. Hello Ranjith,
    I lost my Community Certificate but have a xerox copy of the original community certificate attested by a Government Officer.
    I also have my daughters Original Community Certificate.

    What is the procedure to get a copy of the Community Certificate ?

  12. Hi Ranjith,

    I have applied community certificate for my daughter and now the status is Application Submitted to RI Verifier, but VAO status is Reason for Rejection Applicant address proof not my revenue village so this application returned,
    But I’m unable to see in returned application..can you suggest next step and how much time it will take to reflect in returned application

  13. 1.What are all the docs can accept as address proof to apply community certificate. My daughters aadhar card in different address but sukanya samridhi yojana post office account passbook in the correct address of our permanent address, shall we use that as a address proof.

    2.My husband dont have community certificate, can I submit my community certificate to my daughter as a proof of community.


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