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Procedure: How to Apply for Aadhar Card
June 25 , 2013

  1. Aadhar is a unique 16-digit enrolment number being issued by UIDAI to every resident of India. It is valid throughout lifetime and is expected to have wide usage for identity-based transactions in the country in future.
  2. On enrolling you get an Aadhaar card having your number and demographic information like name, date of birth, address and gender. Your Aadhar card number is also linked to your biometric information- iris image and fingerprints.
  3. With these 3 set of data Aadhar can be used by any agency having the required infrastructure to verify identity of a resident before entering into a transaction with her.

  1. Anyone, irrespective of age or nationality barrier, who is a resident, can register for Aadhar. Enrolment to Aadhaar is free. You can go to any of the enrolment centre in the country with identity proof and address proof. Common documents are listed below.
  2. The enrollment form has to be filled with personal details. Your photo, finger-prints and iris scan will be taken at the enrollment centre.
  3. Collect acknowledgement slip which has temporary enrolment number and date-time stamp. After your verification is completed your Aadhar card will be mailed to your postal address.
  4. Post enrollment it could take 3 months or more to get the Aadhaar card. Meanwhile you can track status of your Aadhar application using 14-digit enrolment number and 14-digit date-time stamp.

  1. UIDAI has tied with various local bodies for enrolment process of Aadhar. There are permanent centres as well as temporary Aadhar camps. Some of them have web enrolment facility as well where you can book an online appointment for registration.
  2. For list of enrolment centers with prior appointment facility for Aadhaar card visit http://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx. Presently this facility is available in select places in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim and Tripura.
  3. Fill in form at http://appointments.uidai.gov.in/# to book an appointment online for Aadhar enrolment or to change or cancel appointment.

  1. 18 documents are accepted as Proof of Identity. Amongst them are election photo ID card, ration card, passport and driving license, PAN card, govt ID cards.
  2. 33 documents are accepted as Proof of Address. Besides common documents like ration card, passport and driving license, utility bills like water, telephone, electricity bills are accepted.
  3. If a family member does not possess one of the required documents she can enroll by being introduced by a family member who has got enrolled for Aadhaar. She would have to produce one of the 8 accepted relationship documents.

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