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Aadhaar Card: How to Apply and Register


Are you yet to apply for your Aadhaar card? Do it now. The application & registration process of Aadhaar have been made simpler!

Aadhaar Card

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.

Eligibility for Aadhaar Registration

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:

  • The appellant is an Indian resident living in India, or
  • The candidate is a non-resident Indian living in India, or
  • Aadhaar applicant is a foreigner living in India

Aadhaar Card for Resident Indians

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 Card for Minors

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.

Aadhaar for Foreigners

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.

How to Apply for an Aadhaar Card?

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:

Aadhaar Registration Centre

  • Visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre approved by the UIDAI to apply for an Aadhaar
  • Give your Proof of Address (POA) and Proof of Identity (POI) when applying for an Aadhaar card
  • You can also find Aadhaar Registration Centre using the online portal of UIDAI

Fill the Aadhaar Enrollment Application

  • When visiting an Aadhaar registration centre, you need to present an Aadhaar Enrolment information
  • This form is free of price and you can also download it from the UIDAI director website
Aadhaar enrolment form
Instruction to follow while filing Enrollment Form
  • After choosing the form, you can present it at your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre

Photo and Biometric Data compilation

Photo and Biometric Data compilation
  • After the form is presented, the method of registration takes place
  • In this process, the photo is taken, along with the iris scan and fingerprint scan of the individual.
  • During the registration method, it is of utmost value that the person double-checks all the given details in the form and gets any rectifications if an error is identified.

Acknowledgement Slip

Acknowledgement Slip
  • After registration, you will get an acceptance slip that can be used in place till the moment you get the first copy of your Aadhaar card
  • The slip includes the registration number that can be applied to check the Aadhaar status online and through IVR (Interactive voice response)

Dispatch of Aadhaar to the Address of the candidate

  • If the Aadhaar confirmation method is successful, you will initially get an SMS or a notification through email
  • After this, within a few days, the Aadhaar number gets published on the Aadhaar Card of the person and is assigned to his/her verified residential home or address through post.

How to Verify Aadhaar Application Status Online?

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:

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  • Through Registration or enrolment ID
  • Without Registration ID or confirmation Slip
  • From India Post
  • Managing Update Request Number (URN)

How to Check or link Mobile Numbers with Aadhaar?

People can connect their mobile number with Aadhaar by supporting one of the three ways:

  • Connecting Aadhar with Mobile Number by visiting the Store – People can connect their Aadhaar with their mobile number by visiting the nearest store.
  • Connecting Aadhaar with a mobile number through OTP – People can connect their Aadhaar with their mobile via OTP through an online method as well.
  • Aadhaar linking with Mobile Number through IVR

How to download or print an e-Aadhaar card online?

How to download or print an e-Aadhaar card online

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:

  • Name and Date of Birth
  • Aadhaar Number
  • Enrolment Number (EID)
  • Virtual ID
  • Umang App
  • Without Registered Mobile Number
  • DigiLocker Account

How to Link PAN with Aadhaar?

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.

How to Link PAN with Aadhaar

The steps to connect to PAN with Aadhaar are as follows:

  • Linking of Aadhaar Number and PAN through SMS
  • Connecting PAN with Aadhaar by e-filing website

How to change or modify address in the Aadhaar card without any home or address verification?

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.

What is the method or process to link Aadhaar with the bank account?

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;

  • Bank’s Mobile Application
  • SMS Service
  • Link Aadhaar with Bank Account through Internet Banking
  • Visiting the nearest bank branch
  • Mobile Number
  • ATM

Documents Required for Aadhaar Registration

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:

  • Voter Id Card
  • Passport of the applicant
  • Driving Licence
  • Photo Bank ATM Card
  • Ration card or PDS Photo Card
  • NREGS (National Rural Employment Generation Scheme) Jobs Card
  • Certification of birth of the candidate

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.

Recent Updates

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