Do you want to Apply for Aadhaar Card? Then you are in the right place.
Aadhaar Card is one of the most prominent Documents in India used for Identification. Any person who is either an Indian citizen or the resident of India staying for more than 182 Days is eligible to Apply for Aadhaar.
You can submit an Aadhaar Application for yourself and on behalf of your Newborn Baby. The Process for Application is very simple, and you can follow it straightforwardly with the easy steps I am about to tell.
But How would you do that? Well, Today I am going to share How you can easily apply for your Aadhaar. So without further ado, let’s get started.
Steps to Apply for An Aadhaar Card
Before going any further, you must know that there is no online method to apply for your Aadhaar Card, you have to go to your Nearest Enrolment Centre. So with this point, the first point must be –
1. Find your Nearest Enrolment Centre and Book an Appointment with them either by calling at the provided number or by directly visiting the centre.
2. After visiting the Centre, you have to fill an Aadhaar Enrolment Form which you can also find here.
Note – You can also Download the Form and fill it, but the preference should be given to the form taken from the Enrolment Centre as Officials may deny accepting the Downloaded Form.
3. Submit the filled form and the copy of Valid Proof of Address(POA), Proof of Identity(POI) and DOB Document to the Officials.
Note – You can check the Valid POI, POA, and DOB here.
4. Now they will take your Biometrics(Retina, FingerPrints) and a picture of your Face for displaying on your Aadhar.
5. After Successfully submitting Documents(Enrolment Form, POA, POI) and Biometrics you will get an Aadhaar Acknowledgement Slip. This slip contains your Enrolment Number which will be used to track the status of your Card.
6. You will receive your Aadhaar Package from UIDAI within 90 Days of Applying.
After Applying for Aadhar, the procedure doesn’t end here. There are two things you must do-
P.S. – By checking the Status you can know the Status of your Card- i.e., whether it is Generated or not. After it is Generated, you can easily Download it.
I will explain How you can do both of these things below, but it is highly suggested to check both of them from the above link as they are very detailed.
Q. What do you mean by Downloading your Aadhar?
By Downloading your Aadhar, you will get an Online version of your Aadhaar Card(e-Aadhaar) which carries the same Validity as a Physical card. You can download your e-Aadhaar Card and use it as your Original Aadhar.
Note – You can download your e-card only after it shows Generated in Status.
How to Check my Aadhaar Status
1. Go to UIDAI Official Website and Click on Check Status.
2. Enter your Enrolment ID, Date- Time given on Acknowledgment and Security into the Box.
3. Click on Check Status Button, and you will see the status of your Aadhar.
If it shows Generated, then you can further download your e-Aadhaar as well.
How to Get my e-Aadhaar
1. Go to UIDAI official site and click on Download Aadhaar card.
2. Select Enrolment ID from the Top Option and click on Regular Aadhaar.
3. Enter all your Information like Enrolment Number, Name, Pincode, etc .and click on Request OTP.
4. Enter OTP and click Download.
Q. Can we Apply for Aadhaar Card online?
A. No, you can not apply for Aadhaar Card online, You can only Apply it from your nearest Enrolment Centre.
Q. Apply for Aadhaar Card Appointment Online?
A. You can not apply for Aadhaar Card Appointment Online as the link provided by UIDAI doesn’t seem to be working. The better alternative is to directly visit the Enrolment Centre.
Q. Who can apply for Aadhaar Card?
A. A person who is either a Citizen of India or a resident of India who has stayed for 182 days or more in the past 12 months.
Q Can NRI apply for Aadhaar Card?
A. NRI’s can apply for Aadhaar if they have stayed in India for 182 Days or more in the past 12 months.
Q. Can Foreigners Apply for Aadhaar Card?
A. Yes, Foreigners can apply for Aadhaar Card if they have stayed in India for 182 Days or more in the past 12 months.
Q. Can OCI apply for Aadhaar Card?
A. Yes, an OCI can Apply for Aadhar only if he/she has stayed in India for 182 days or more in the past 12 months.
Q. How to Apply for Aadhar Card from Different State?
A. The procedure for Applying an Aadhar is same all over India irrespective of your native place or state.
Q. Documents required to apply for Aadhaar Card?
Q. How to apply for Aadhar card from USA?
A. You can not Apply for Aadhaar Card from USA because there are no Aadhaar Enrolment Centres outside India.
Q. How do NRIs apply for aadhaar card?
A. NRI’s can apply for Aadhaar card the same way as the normal residents do, but you must have stayed in India for more than 182 days in the past 12 months.
Q. How to apply for Duplicate Aadhaar Card?
A. You can not Apply for Duplicate Aadhaar Card. Instead, you can download your e-aadhaar, print it and use it as your Original one.
Q. How to Apply for smart Aadhaar Card?
A. According to UIDAI, there is no such thing as Smart Aadhaar Card; it is just the print of your e-Aadhaar on PVC and Plastic cards.
Q. How to apply for Aadhaar card for child?
A. You can Apply for Aadhaar Card for your child by following this Guide on Baal Aadhaar.
Q. Where apply for Aadhar card?
A. You can only apply for Aadhar Card at your nearest Enrolment Centre.
Q. Apply for Aadhar card for minor?
A. You can apply for Aadhar card for your Child by following How to Apply for Aadhaar Card for Kids/Children.
Q. Apply for Aadhar card from Uk?
A. You can not apply for aadhar card from UK because
- You are not Eligible for Aadhar until you stay in India for 182 days or more in the past 12 months.
- There is no online method for Applying for aadhaar as you have to be physically present at the Enrolment Centre.
- There are no Enrolment Centres in the UK.
Q. How to apply for duplicate aadhaar card if original is lost?
A. You don’t need to apply for a Duplicate Aadhar if your original one is lost; Simply download your e-Aadhaar, Print it and use it as your Original one.
Q. Apply for Aadhar Card online Pune?
A. You can not apply for Aadhaar Card online anywhere in India as you have to be physically present in Enrolment center for giving your Biometrics, Application, and Documents.
Valid Documents for Proof of Address(POA) and Proof of Identity(POI)
|Proof of Identity||Proof of Address|
|Pan Card||Bank Statement/ Passbook|
|Ration/PDS Photo Card||Post Office Account Statement/Passbook|
|Voter ID||Ration ID|
|Driving License||Voter ID|
|Government Photo ID Cards/ Service Photo Identity Card issued by PSU||Driving License|
|NREGS Job Card||Government Photo ID Cards/ Service Photo Identity Card issued by PSU|
|Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Instituion||Electricity Bill(Not Older than 3 month)|
|Arms License||Water Bill(not older than 3 months)|
|Photo Bank ATM Card||Telephone Landline Bill(Not older than 3 months)|
|Photo Credit Card||Property Tax Receipt(not older than 3 months)|
|Pensioner Photo Card||Credit Card Statement(not older than 3 months)|
|Freedom Fighter Photo Card||Insurance Policy|
|Kissan Photo Passbook||--|
|CGHS / ECHS Photo Card||Signed Letter Having Photo from Bank on Letterhead|
|CGHS / ECHS Photo Card||Signed Letter Having Photo Issued by Registered Company on Letterhead|
|Address Card Having Name and Photo Issued by Department of Posts||Signed Letter Having Photo issued by Recognized Education Instruction on letterhead|
|Certificate of Identity having Photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead||NREGS Job Card|
|Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Government/Administrations||Arms License|
|--||Freedom Fighter Card|
|--||CGHS / ECHS|
|--||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)|
|--||Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central/State Govt. of not more than 3 years old|
|--||Marriage Certificate issued by the Government, containing Address.|
Valid Document for Date of Birth in Aadhaar
|VOTER ID CARD|
In this article, I shared How you can Apply for Aadhaar Card easily from your nearest Enrolment Centre. Again, you can not apply for Aadhaar Card Online. If you like this Article, then do share it with your Friends and Family and for any query, do comment below.