How to Apply for Ration Card in Gujarat?

Gujarat government provides the service of ration card to all the eligible residents in the state

Gujarat government provides the service of ration card to all the eligible residents in the state. Ration Card is an essential document for availing necessary basic food items at lower prices, as an identity proof, for availing reservation, as a proof while applying for Aadhaar Card, Domicile Certificate, etc. It is issued based on the income/economic status. It can be applied by any resident irrespective of caste.



  • Gujarat Ration Card

Service Under:

  • Gujarat Government

Official Website:


Important documents required while applying for a Ration Card in Gujarat:

Proof of Identity: Any 1 of the following documents

  • PAN Card
  • Election Card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Identity Card/document issued by Govt. organisation
  • Applicant Photo

Proof of Address: Any 1 of the following documents

  • Election Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Electricity Bill
  • Ration Card
  • Telephone bill
  • Driving License

Proof needed in Service Attachment:

  • Receipt of Revenue/ Mahesul
  • Certified copy of will
  • Power of attorney letter (if applicable)
  • Election Card

Passport sized photo

The above-mentioned original documents are to be produced for verification and these are to be submitted in copies for further process.


  • Applicant and his/her family members should be Citizens of India
  • The applicant and his/her family should mandatorily be a residents of Gujarat state
  • Applicant should have not applied for ration card anytime before

Processing Time:

A period of 2-3 weeks is required for processing (Online) a Ration card in Gujarat.


Ration card is valid for lifetime and is to be renewed after 5 years.

How to Apply for Ration card:

One can apply for Ration Card in Gujarat either Online or Offline:

For Applying Online:

  • The applicant is required to visit the official website of Gujarat government for providing online services ‘Digital Gujarat’ @

  • Click on Services tab and select ‘Citizen Services’ from the drop-down.

  • Click on ‘Application for New Ration card’ from the Online services given below.
  • Go through the instructions and list of documents required and verify if you have all of them, then start with Registration and click on ‘Apply Online’

  • Go to ‘Click for New Registration (citizen) and applicant will be redirected to the registration page,
  • Fill in the required details like Mobile no., Email ID, create a Password, Re-enter the password. Enter text/Captcha and click on Save.

  • Then an OTP will be sent to your mentioned mobile no. for verification. Enter the OTP and Submit.
  • Then in the next step of Registration, enter details like Full name, district, Residence address and upload a passport size photo. Click on Update.
  • On the next screen displayed, Create Profile with details like, election id, ration card no., gender, DOB, contact details, and Update profile.
  • Then Login to complete the application process.
  • Click on ‘Request a New Service’ and select Application for a new Ration Card
  • Check the documents from the list displayed on the next page, and click on continue.
  • Follow the instructions and Upload the necessary documents
  • Verify the filled form, and continue with payment process. Confirm and Submit.
  • A SMS will be sent on the registered mobile no. for the no. and status of application.
  • Application status, entitlement, beneficiary list can also be accessed from the website
  • Once the processing and verification of form and documents is completed, the Ration card will be issued.

For Applying Offline:

  • Visit the nearest Mamlatdar Office/ Talathi/ Jan Seva Kendra
  • Get the application form (Hard copy) and fill it with the required details and then submit with all the necessary documents.
  • Applicant can also take a printout of the application form from the site, manually fill it, sign the declaration, paste photograph and submit it in the office with all the necessary documents. Fee payment is to be made if required
  • On submitting the application form, applicant will get a receipt as acknowledgement from the office.
  • Application will be verified by the Supply officer
  • After thorough verification of documents submitted, the Ration card will be issued and sent to the registered address by post.

Help Desk No.:

  • In case of any difficulty or Query or Clarification, the applicant can call on the official Toll-Free no. 1800-233-5500. This service is available 24*7.


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