Aadhar is gaining more importance with each passing day – from acting as an address proof, getting a new mobile sim, DTB for various schemes, PF and PAN linking to facilitating bank account portability, in today’s date it has become a necessity for every Indian citizen to get Aadhar Enrolment done successfully.
If you still don’t have an Aadhar or are having some queries about it, then here is everything you would ever want to know related to Aadhar Enrolment below.
Aadhar Enrolment- Aadhar Card Application: All Queries Solved
- 1 Aadhar Card Enrolment / First Aadhar Card Application:
- 2 How to Find the Nearest Aadhar Enrolment Center
- 3 Aadhar Card form Download
- 4 How to find Upcoming Aadhar Camps, booths for Aadhar Enrolment and Updates
- 5 Documents to Carry for Enrolment
- 6 Track Aadhar Application Status
- 7 Find lost UID/EID – What to do if Aadhar Enrolment Slip is lost?
- 8 Get Aadhar for New Born
- 9 Get Aadhar for Kids
- 10 Aadhar Smart Card – Is it necessary and how to get it?
- 11 Get Aadhar number on Mobile
- 12 Applied but Aadhar Not received
- 13 Aadhar Rejected- What to do Next?
- 14 Are there any Charges for Aadhar?
- 15 Difference between and Enrolment No. and EID
- 16 UIDAI State vs. NPR State – Are the processes different?
- 17 Aadhar letter – What if you don’t get it
Aadhar Card Enrolment / First Aadhar Card Application:
Aadhar card application is a simple process and can be carried online. For the Aadhar Card Online Registration, there are few things to keep in mind. Simply refer the steps below to get your Aadhar Card Online.
Step 1- Select your Nearest Enrolment Center
To locate your nearest enrolment centre, click here. Also note that in the NPR States, Aadhar card application process is slower when compared to the other states.
Step 2- Fill the Aadhar Enrolment (Aadhar Card Application) form
If you wish to download the new Aadhar card application form online, click here. You can print the same. Also you can get the application form by visiting the enrolment center which you located in step 1.
The Aadhar card application form will ask you for details such as name, father’s/husband’s name, date of birth, address etc. Ensure that you fill in all the details correctly and remember to re check the form before you submit it.
Also, fill in the mobile number and E- Mail ID correctly. This is a crucial step as a lot of Aadhar related updates are carried out through E-Mail and Mobile number.
Step 3- Collect the documents
There are a number of documents that you will require along with the Aadhar card application form. Visit the “Documents to Carry for Enrolment” section of this article to know about all the documents you need to carry for Aadhar enrolment.
Step 4- Visit the Enrolment Centre for further procedure
Once you have filled the form and arranged all the documents, visit your nearest Aadhar enrolment center to complete the bio-metric scanning procedure. Once that is done, you will be given an enrolment slip which will have the enrolment number, date and time. Keep this slip safely for future use.
That’s it! Once you have successfully completed all the steps mentioned above, simply wait for the authorities to verify your Aadhar data. If all the details are correct, the Aadhar will be sent to you by post in 3-5 Weeks.
If the Aadhar is issued to you, you can also download it online. Click here to know how to download Aadhar card online.
How to Find the Nearest Aadhar Enrolment Center
You can easily locate the nearest Aadhar enrolment center by visiting the UIDAI portal. Click here to get to the portal and simply fill the form in front of you to find the nearest Aadhar enrolment center.
Aadhar Card form Download
How to find Upcoming Aadhar Camps, booths for Aadhar Enrolment and Updates
It is a bit tricky to know about the upcoming Aadhar Camps or Booths for Aadhar enrolment and Aadhar card updates. As these are organised from time to time, but there is not specific calendar for the same.
You can keep an eye on local newspapers or pamphlets being distributed for the same. Generally there will also be a small hoarding or placard near prominent junctions near your locality if there is an upcoming Aadhar camp.
The easier way is to locate the nearest Aadhar enrolment centre and visit it. Click here to find the nearest Aadhar Enrolment Centre and then fill the details on the page which would look something like this:
Documents to Carry for Enrolment
Once you have successfully located the enrolment centre as described above, you will need to visit the enrolment centre with one proof of identity, date of birth and address.
It is advised to take a xerox copy of each of the supporting Aadhar card documents and submit them along with the Aadhar card application form. No photographs are to be carried to the office as your photograph will be taken at the Aadhar centre.
Following are various lists of documents that are accepted as an identity, address and date of birth proof:
Documents that are accepted as Identity Proof
- PAN Card
- Ration / PDS Photo Card
- Voter ID
- Driving License
- Government Photo ID Cards / service photo identity card issued by PSU
- NREGS Job Card
- Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
- Arms License
- Photo Bank ATM Card
- Photo Credit Card
- Pensioner Photo Card
- Freedom Fighter Photo Card
- Kissan Photo Passbook
- CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
- Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
- Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
- Disability ID Card / handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State / UT Governments / Administrations
Documents that are accepted as Address Proof
- Bank Statement / Passbook
- Post Office Account Statement / Passbook
- Ration Card
- Voter ID
- Driving License
- Government Photo ID cards / service photo identity card issued by PSU
- Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
- Water bill (not older than 3 months)
- Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
- Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
- Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
- Insurance Policy
- Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
- Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
- Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
- NREGS Job Card
- Arms License
- Pensioner Card
- Freedom Fighter Card
- Kissan Passbook
- CGHS / ECHS Card
- Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
- Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
- Income Tax Assessment Order
- Vehicle Registration Certificate
- Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
- Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
- Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
- Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State / UT Governments / Administrations
- Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
- Passport of Spouse
- Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)
Documents that are accepted as Date of Birth Proofs
- Birth Certificate
- SSLC Book / Certificate
- Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
In case of Minors:
If the Aadhar card applicant is a minor, then the head of the family who already owns an Aadhar card can introduce the minor with his existing Aadhar card. The minor’s birth certificate will be required.
In such case, one Proof of Relationship of the minor to the head of the family must be carried along with the Aadhar of the head of the family.
Ideally, the father or the mother can introduce the minor by just using the minor’s birth certificate and either of theirs Aadhar Card.
One of the following documents can be carried as proof of relationship.
Track Aadhar Application Status
If you have already applied for an Aadhar and are wondering about your Aadhar card application status, opt for the Aadhar card status check online.
Simply visit https://resident.uidai.net.in/check-aadhaar-status and fill up the form in front of you.
To know more about Aadhar card status check, click here.
Find lost UID/EID – What to do if Aadhar Enrolment Slip is lost?
Is your Aadhar card enrolment slip lost? There is nothing to worry about. All you need is the email ID/ Mobile number given at the time of enrolment and follow the steps below:
Step 1- Visit the UIDAI Portal
Step 2- Choose UID or EID
In the form, select the number you wish to receive, is it the Aadhar number (UID) or Enrolment Number (EID).
Step 3- Fill Form
Enter your Full Name as given during enrolment, email OR mobile number you would have given at the time of enrolment, add the captcha or the security text shown in a image on the form and click on send OTP.
Step 4- Verify
You will get an OTP on your registered mobile number/ email id. Enter the OTP in the box given and then click on verify.
That is all, once the verification is complete you will get your UID/ EID on your registered mobile number and eMail id.
For a detailed guide on finding your lost UID or EID, click here.
Get Aadhar for New Born
As on this date, this is not possible. However, as per a news update, a project will be carried out in which the birth of a child will be directly linked to the application of his/her Aadhar card. However, this change will be implemented in some time.
As of now, children above 1 year of age only can apply for the Aadhar card. It is currently not possible to get Aadhar for new born as up to the age of five, the bio-metrics of a child keep changing frequently.
Get Aadhar for Kids
You can get an Aadhar card for kids who are above 1 year of age. Here are some important things to note:
- No bio-metric data is collected for children below the age of 5
- Aadhar of such kids is linked to their parent/guardian.
- A birth certificate of the child and the Aadhar card or the parent/guardian is all you need for enrolment.
- When the child turns 5, his/her bio-metric data is collected and linked to his/her own Aadhar.
- Once the child turns 15, a permanent bio-metric data collection will done to be linked with Aadhar thereafter.
For more details on how to get Aadhar Card for your child, click here.
Aadhar Smart Card – Is it necessary and how to get it?
With the increase in usage of the Aadhar, a new concept has been put forward which is the Aadhar smart card.
However, this is an entirely made up concept and the “Aadhar Smart Card” is not necessary. It is merely your Aadhar card printed on a plastic card. Various merchants have been charging INR 50-60, for merely printing your Aadhar on plastic, this is completely unnecessary.
If anything, it only gives a sturdy feel to your Aadhar card as the plastic card is more durable. But again, this is completely you choice – not a compulsion to have it.
A black and white copy of Aadhar, on a piece of paper is as valid as an Aadhar printed on plastic.
“There is absolutely no need to get his/her Aadhaar card laminated or obtain a plastic Aadhaar card or so called SMART Aadhaar card by paying money,” UIDAI Director General and Mission Director Ajay Bhushan Pandey said in a statement. He further added that “There is no concept such as smart Aadhaar card.”
To download a simple Aadhar card and print it on normal paper, click here.
Get Aadhar number on Mobile
The Aadhar number or the UID can be sent to your mobile by visiting https://resident.uidai.net.in/find-uid-eid . Visit the ‘Find lost UID/EID – What to do if Aadhar Enrolment Slip is lost?’ section to know more.
Applied but Aadhar Not received
If you have applied for the Aadhar and have not received, it is advised to check your Aadhar card status. Learn how to do so by checking out the ‘Track Aadhar Application Status’ section above.
Aadhar Rejected- What to do Next?
It is advised to check your Aadhar card status once again before you’re certain that you Aadhar has been rejected.
In case of Aadhar rejected, you will need to start the entire procedure again by locating your nearest Aadhar enrolment centre and applying for a fresh Aadhar card.
Click here to know more about the case of Aadhar rejected.
Are there any Charges for Aadhar?
There is no cost of getting Aadhar, it is a free service provided by the Government of India. If your Aadhar has been previously rejected, you will need to re-apply. Furthermore, there are no Aadhar card rejection charges.
Get more details on the same issue, by clicking here.
Difference between and Enrolment No. and EID
The enrolment number is mentioned on the enrolment slip that you get while applying for an Aadhar.
The enrolment ID is generated by combining the enrolment number and the date and time mentioned on the enrolment slip.
For example from the above image – the enrolment ID is Enrolment number + Date of enrolment + time of enrolment, which is 1234/56789/01234 15/09/2012 15:21:25
Do Note: The above is just an example and not a valid EID of any person.
Hence, the enrolment ID is enrolment number and date and time combined.
UIDAI State vs. NPR State – Are the processes different?
Yes, the processes of UIDAI State and NPR State are different when it comes to receiving and applying for the Aadhar. In case you belong to an UIDAI State, you can get your Aadhar by visiting the nearest enrolment centre located via this link.
However, if you belong to an NPR state, you must apply via http://www.censusindia.gov.in/2011-Common/Permanent_Enrollment_Center.html
Aadhar letter – What if you don’t get it
If you haven’t received you Aadhar letter, try and contact the authorities regarding the same. Some useful information to contact the authorities is mentioned below:
- 24/7 helpline – 1947
- Postal Address – UIDAI, Post Office Box 1947, GPO – Bangalore – 560001
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The other way out of this problem is to download an electronic version of your Aadhar which is as valid as the hardcopy. It is very easy to download the Aadhar from UIDAI website, simply follow the steps below:
Step 1- Ensure your Aadhar Card Status
First check the status of your Aadhar card by clicking here. If the status of your Aadhar is successful, follow the next step.
Step 2- Fill the form
Visit https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ and fill up the form in front of you.
Step 3- Generate OTP
Click on “Get One Time Password” once you enter the details and the OTP will reach your registered mobile number.
Step 4- Download the E- Aadhar
In step 2 of the form, enter the OTP received and click on validate and download. The electronic copy of your Aadhar will be directly downloaded to your computer.
For more detailed guide on how to get your eAadhar printed on a paper, click here.
Hope we helped in solving your queries about Aadhar Enrolment and Application. Have a nice day!