How to Apply for Aadhaar card

(Last Updated On: April 1, 2019)

Today, the Aadhaar card is used for each individual, including children and newborn babies in India, as proof of identity and address. If anybody does not have an Aadhaar card, anyone can easily apply for it. The procedure for applying for the Aadhaar card is here:

Application procedure for Aadhaar Card

    • A registration center can be found near you. Visit the UIDAI website to find Banks/Post Offices Enrollment Centers.
    • Other types of registration centers are available from here.

 

  • Once you have the closest details about the center, you can even visit it directly.
  • Don’t forget to arrange the supporting documents containing 1 proof of identity, 1 proof of address and 1 proof of birth date. To find out the complete list click here.
  • When you visit the enrollment center for the Aadhaar card, you must fill out the registration form from the center.
  • The enrollment form is easily available online also on https://uidai.gov.in/resources/enrolment-docs/downloads.html
  • You can print from the web address above and fill it before you reach the center.
  • Then submit the registration form and the above-supporting documents. Officials of the Aadhaar center will also record your biometric evidence after that.
  • Once the center collects all details, you will receive an acknowledgment slip for your enrollment. It consists of a 14-digit enrollment number that allows you to check the status of your application from the UIDAI website mentioned below.

More details about enrollment ID is available here .

  • The data will be centrally verified and the Aadhaar number will be sent to your address by post if the data is verified successfully. It may take up to 90 days (3 months) to send you the Aadhaar card.

How to check the Aadhaar Card Online allocation status?

  • To check the status you have to go to the UIDAI website and use the enrollment number to see if you have been allotted an Aadhaar number.
  • From the acknowledgment slip (enrollment number), the following two items are displayed on the top of the slip to get status:
  1. 14-digit enrollment number
  2. Date and time of enrollment

 


Read This Also: How to Link Aadhaar card to PAN


Documents that serve as proof of address:

  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  4. Ration Card
  5. Voter ID
  6. Driving License
  7. Government Photo ID cards/service photo identity card issued by PSU
  8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  9. Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  13. Insurance Policy
  14. From Bank-Signed Letter having Photo  on letterhead
  15. Registered company-Signed Letter having Photo issued on letterhead
  16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
  17. NREGS Job Card
  18. Arms License
  19. Pensioner Card
  20. Freedom Fighter Card
  21. Kisan Passbook
  22. CGHS/ECHS Card
  23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) Income Tax Assessment Order
  25. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  26. Registered Sale/Lease/Rent Agreement
  27. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  28. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
  29. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
  30. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  31. Passport of Spouse
  32. Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)

Documents that serve as proof of birth date:

  1. SSLC Book/CertificatePassport
  2. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

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