The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) declared Aadhaar as a 12-digit unique identification number for all the citizens of India. The residents of India received this number by giving their biometric and demographics data at the several government-authorized Aadhaar Registration Centres. Any person, irrespective of gender and age, who is a resident or citizen of India, can easily register for an Aadhaar number. A person ready to register has to give minimal demographic and biometric data during the registration process which is completely free of cost.
The idea of issuing Aadhaar for the residents of India by UIDAI was to produce them with a report that can be used as a unique identification proof for several purposes. It is more than just a description number. However, it is also not only Indians that can apply for Aadhaar. The qualification or eligibility rules for Aadhaar registration are as follows:
Every Indian citizen can apply for an Aadhaar card. Further, the Government of India has now made it compulsory for taxpayers to connect their PAN with Aadhaar for registering their yearly Income Tax Returns (ITR).
Aadhaar registration is possible even for children, unlike the voter ID. To apply for an Aadhaar card for minors, you have to give the birth certificate of the child along with the verification of identity and location of parents. Newborns can also be registered for Aadhaar. But, they have to modernise their biometric data as quickly as they turn 5 and 15 years old. The Baal Aadhaar card for children under 5 years is blue in colour.
An Aadhaar card does not work as evidence of Indian citizenship. It just includes several details required to identify a person. Therefore, foreigners who are living in India are qualified for Aadhaar even though they are residents of another country. However, they have to live in India for more than 182 days in the past 12 months to be suitable for Aadhaar.
There are regular rules and a step-by-step method which requires to be developed to apply for an Aadhaar Card. The candidate is expected to give the required data at the time of Aadhaar registration and when such information is confirmed, the Aadhaar card is created. You can review the Aadhaar registration status online as well.
The step-by-step application method of the Aadhaar Card is as follows:
You can verify the Aadhaar Card form status online using ‘Enrolment ID’ which is accessible in the Aadhaar confirmation slip including the 14-digit registration number, date and time of registration.
However, there are several processes by which you can monitor your Aadhaar Application Status:
People can connect their mobile number with Aadhaar by supporting one of the three ways:
Once the Aadhaar card status analysis verifies that your Aadhaar number is ready, it is sent to your residential home or address. However, you can download your Aadhaar online as well. There are many ways through which you can download your Aadhaar card. They are using:
The Union Government of India has declared it compulsory for people to link their PAN with Aadhaar for registering ‘Income Tax Return’ below Section 133 AA (2) of the Income Tax Act.
The steps to connect to PAN with Aadhaar are as follows:
When you move to a different city or change your house after marriage, you do not have a correct address proof due to which you can handle a lot of difficulties. However, you can now update your location or address in an Aadhaar card without reports or documents and use it as a real address proof.
This can be achieved with the guidance of an Aadhaar address validation letter that is given by the address verifier, after which the location is updated in the Aadhaar card as well. A verifier can be your family or relative, friend, family member or owner whoever is ready to give you his/her address information or details.
The Reserve Bank of India declared it mandatory for all the bank accounts to be associated with Aadhaar in 2017. But, as per the Supreme Court’s judgement in 2018, it is not compulsory to connect and link your Aadhaar with the bank account.
If you need to link Aadhaar with Bank Account, the means are as follows;
During the period of Aadhaar registration, you have to give two documents – Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of address (POA). According to UIDAI, any of the resulting documents would be taken as an evidence of identity to apply for an Aadhaar Card.
Here is the list of the documents needed for an Aadhaar Card:
To apply for a new Aadhaar card or renewing features in your Aadhaar card, you can download the application by visiting Aadhaar card's official website. Additionally, you can visit the nearest Aadhaar registration centre to offer an Aadhaar card registration form which is free of charge. You need to present the form along with the supporting documents to begin the method of Aadhaar registration.
New PVC Aadhaar Card Available At ₹50
Nov 29 2020
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) recently launched the new version of the Aadhaar identification card, in PVC (polyvinyl chloride) card format. It is similar to the size of an ATM or debit card, and can be carried in any type of wallet with ease. The new PVC Aadhaar card can be obtained by paying a fee of ₹50 and ordered at this link