Aadhar Card is a 12-digit unique number provided to all citizens of India. The card given to Indians of all age-groups is not just another ID card provided to families giving information like income group, region, religion or language. As of now, possessing Aadhar Card in India is optional for all citizens . However, it has its unique importance and Government is linking its various schemes and benefit policies to it in a phased manner. The remarkable feature of Aadhar is that it is prepared by taking an individual’s bio metric data which ensures each every Aadhar issued is unique, thus preventing duplicacy and making Aadhar unique from other Government issued identity documents.
The unique Aadhar ID provided in the Aadhar card can be used as an identification number which is expected to be like the ‘Social Security Number’ system in India. It can be used effectively as proof of address (PoA) and proof of identify (PoI) for all kind of requirements and its validity can be confirmed online by various service providers simply by entering the Aadhar ID of an individual in their system. However, one has to get the Aadhar card by applying for the same in order to enjoy benefits of Aadhar.
How to Apply for Aadhar Card Online?
In order to apply for Aadhar one needs to visit the designated enrollment center or enrollment agency of his or her area by finding the suitable one either through the UIDAI website or by browsing through Article on HOW TO APPLY FOR AADHAR CARD ? on our web portal by clicking HERE.
As of now, it is not possible to apply for Aadhar card online as for successful enrollment of Aadhar bio metric scanning including iris scan and fingerprints are a must which cannot be done individually. However it is important to mention that at all enrollment centers entire Aadhar database is prepared online and all applications are also processed online to make the process easy and fast. However it is mandatory for everyone to visit the Aadhar Kendra at a location of his or her convenience in order to apply for Aadhar.
Also for the convenience of citizens UIDAI has started online appointment booking for Aadhar enrollment at its selected centers in major cities where there is huge rush for enrollments. Though currently available only in metro cities this facility is soon expected to extended to all remaining enrollment centers to facilitate hassle free enrollment and Aadhar registration by people according to their convenience of time and location.
The applicant must perform some steps to get the Aadhar card appointment online.
- Visit the Aadhar Enrollment Appointment System HERE. (https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/)
- A window as shown in screen shot shall open up.
- Enter necessary details like Name , E-Mail , Mobile and no of appointments sought.
- In the Search Enrollment Center – Select the state of your choice where you wish to enroll ( this can be different from your state of residence) . Also select the district, locality and enrollment center.
- In the Date and Appointment section- select from the available slots on a particular day and press the Fix Appointment button to confirm the appointment.
- One can also cancel or re- schedule an existing appointment by clicking the Re-Schedule/Cancel Appointment button on top right side of the page.
This facility is still in trial phases and only aims to reduce unnecessary waiting at enrollment centers and helps people to go for Aadhar enrollment as per their convenience. This is to attract more and more job class citizens who have a tight and busy daily routine.
Note- Only some centers have this facility. Once at the center, routine enrollment procedure is followed whereby applicants are required to provide relevant documents. Also, bio metric data of the applicants is taken and their fingers and iris are scanned. So, even though it is not possible to apply for the Aadhar card online but one can make the enrollment process simple and comfortable by taking a scheduled appointment as per ones ease and convenience.
If you are yet to apply for Aadhar Card, we recommend you to read the following two articles:
- Detailed information on how to apply for Aadhar Card available over here.
- Step-by-step guide (with visuals) on how to download, fill and submit Aadhar Card application is available over here.
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