How to apply

How to apply?

  • Go to any authorized Aadhaar enrollment center anywhere in India with your identity and address proof.
  • If your locality is not listed in the online appointment application website, you will have to walk-in at any nearby Aadhaar card center, without prior appointment.
  • You can get free Aadhaar card application form(s) at the center itself, or you may choose to download it online.
  • It is advisable to download, take a print out and go to the Aadhaar card center with the already filled application form(s) to save time at the center.
  • At the time of enrollment, your photo, finger-prints and iris scan will be taken.
  • Carefully review the details you have provided and make corrections, if any, during the enrollment itself.
  • During enrollment, you will receive an acknowledgment slip, till the time you don’t receive your original Aadahar Card copy.
  • The information details will be verified centrally before you are issued Aadhaar Card.
  • On successful verification, you will first receive an SMS and/or email notification and later after a few days your Aadhaar number will be printed and sent to your address through post.



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Who is eligible?

  • Any resident of India, Non Resident Indian (NRI) or any foreign citizen residing in India is eligible to apply for Aadhaar Card.
  • An individual of any age can apply for Aadhaar number.
  • A child of age less than 3 years does not require giving biometric information and in this case Aadhaar will be linked to the parents or guardian of that child. However, that child needs to give his/her biometric information when he is of 5 years in age.
  • For a child who has enrolled for Aadhaar and is of the age of 5 to 15 years has to give his/her biometric information again when his/her age becomes 15 years.
  • This process of re-registering is necessary because the biometrics of a person changes with age. The biometrics of a person will be different when he is a child and when he will be an adult.

Required Documents

  • For Proof of Identity (Anyone of the following) Photo ID card, Ration card, Passport, PAN Card, Driving License.
  • For Proof of Address (Anyone of the following) Water, Electricity, Telephone bills from the last 3 months.




Other documents:

  • In case, if one does not have any proof of identity/address, in that case, the proof of relationship with the head of the family can be produced.
  • For example: Birth Certificate, PDS Card, MNREGA Job Card, ESIC Medical Card, Pension Card
  • Applicant can also take the help of an Introducer, available at the enrolment centre, who are notified by the Registrar.

Time for preparation

  • Usual processing time for Aadhaar card is 60 to 90 days. However it could take longer due to stringent verification process followed and also depending upon the backlog.
  • In case there are any issues found for an application during verification, corrective actions are taken wherever possible, else a rejection letter asking the resident to re-enroll is dispatched through post.
  • India Post is entrusted with the responsibility of printing and delivery of Aadhaar letters. It may take 3 to 5 weeks to print and deliver Aadhaar letters to the residents.



Important Facts to know about Aadhaar Card

  • UIDAI was established in 2009 with a mandate to generate and assign UID numbers to residents of India.
  • Under the UIDAI scheme, enrolment is done by registrars through enrolment agencies, and the government provides outcome-based financial assistance to them. *More than 67.38 crore Aadhaar numbers have been generated so far by the UIDAI since August 2010, when the first such card was generated.
  • The total expenditure incurred by UIDAI since its inception is Rs 4,906 crore (as on August 31, 2014).

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