A-Z of Aadhaar Card

An Aadhaar card is a card containing a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India. Each Aadhaar number will be unique to an individual and will remain valid for life.

1. What is an Aadhaar Card?

An Aadhaar card is a card containing a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India. Each Aadhaar number will be unique to an individual and will remain valid for life.

2. Why do I need an Aadhaar Card?

Aadhaar-based identification will have the following unique features:

  • Universality, which is ensured because Aadhaar will over time be recognised and accepted across the country and across all service providers.
  • By providing a clear proof of identity, Aadhaar will empower the poor and underprivileged residents in accessing services such as the formal banking system and give them the opportunity to easily avail various other services provided by the Government as well as the private sector.
  • Aadhaar will ensure increased trust between public and private agencies and residents. Once residents enrol for Aadhaar, service providers will no longer face the problem of performing repeated Know Your Customer (KYC) checks before providing services.
  • Aadhaar number will help provide access to services like banking, mobile phone connections and other Government and Non-Government services in due course.
  • It is easily verifiable in an online as well as cost-effective way
  • It is unique and robust enough to eliminate the large number of duplicate and fake identities in government and private databases
  • It is devoid of any classification based on caste, creed, religion and geography
3. Who can enrol for an Aadhaar Card?

Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI, can enrol for an Aadhaar Card. Each individual needs to enrol only once which is free of cost.

4. Where do I enrol for an Aadhaar Card?

You can search for the closest Enrolment Center using the following details:

  • Log on to http://uidai.gov.in/
  • Click on the ‘Where to enrol’ link
  • Fill in all the details required and click on the ‘Search’ button
  • It will then give you your nearest Enrolment Center
  • Alternatively, you can also enrol for an Aadhaar Card online.  The procedure for this is mentioned subsequently.
5. How do I enrol online for an Aadhaar Card?

You can use the following steps to enrol for your Aadhaar Card online:

6. What is the procedure for getting an Aadhaar Card?

The following are the details regarding the procedure for getting an Aadhaar Card:

  • Firstly, you need to know that Aadhaar enrolment is free.
  • You can go to any authorized Aadhaar Enrolment Center in India with your identity and address proof.
  • UIDAI process accepts 18 PoI (Proof of Identity) and 33 PoA (Proof of Address) documents. Common proofs of identity and address are election photo ID card, Ration card, passport and driving license. If however, you do not have any of the above, then click on the following link to see what else you may use as PoI and PoA:      http://uidai.gov.in/images/FrontPageUpdates/valid_documents_list.pdf
  • For any further queries regarding the same you can click on the following link :http://uidai.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=157&Itemid=108
  • At the Enrolment Center, please fill your personal details in the form. Your photo, finger-prints and iris scan will also be taken as a part of the enrolment. You can review the details you have provided and make corrections during enrolment itself. You will get an acknowledgment slip with a temporary enrolment number and other details captured during enrolment.
  • You need to enrol only once. Enrolling again is a waste of your time as you will get only one Aadhaar number.
  • Based on your information provided, your details will be verified centrally. If your application is successful, an Aadhaar number will be generated and mailed to your address.
  • The waiting time for Aadhaar may vary from 60-90 days after receipt of resident data packets in CIDR. However, it could take even longer in case enrolment is done through NPR exercise.
7. When will I receive my Aadhaar car?

The waiting time for an Aadhaar Card may vary from 60-90 days after receipt of resident data packets in CIDR. However, it could take even longer in case enrolment is done through NPR exercise.

8. How do I get my enrolment number?

The following steps will have to be followed after which you will receive an acknowledgement slip with a temporary enrolment number on it:

  • Fill the form with your personal details.
  • Get your photo taken
  • Get your finger prints taken
  • Get your iris scanned
  • Collect your acknowledgement slip containing the enrolment number
9. How do I check my Aadhaar Card status?

You can check your Aadhaar Card status using the following procedure:

10. How do I retrieve my lost Aadhaar Card?
  • The first step is to inform the UIDAI officials about the incident by calling their toll free number – 1800 180 1947
  • If you have your enrolment number with you or if you have the acknowledgement slip then your Aadhar number can be easily retrieved through that and can be sent to you via post . You will also receive and E-mail notification about the same. If your number is registered with them then they will also send you an SMS
  • If you have lost the enrolment number then the next step is to get the Aadhar number via the registrar. Registrar is the same person representing the UIDAI who helped you during your Aadhar card enrolment. If you remember the name then with the help of your name, address and date of birth your Aadhaar number can be retrieved.
  • Your last option is to visit the Enrolment Center and inform them about the Aadhaar card being lost. You can also request them to retrieve your Aadhar number.
11. How do I retrieve my lost Aadhaar Card in case I have my number?
  • The first step is to inform the UIDAI officials about the incident by calling their toll free number – 1800 180 1947
  • If you have your enrolment number with you or if you have the acknowledgement Slip then your Aadhaar number can be easily retrieved through that and can be sent to you via post . You will also receive an E-mail notification about the same. If your number is registered with them then they will also send you an SMS.
12. How do I retrieve my lost Aadhaar card number?
  • Contact the Registrar. Registrar is the same person representing the UIDAI who helped you during your Aadhar card enrolment. If you remember the name then with the help of your name, address and date of birth your Aadhar number can be retrieved.
  • Your last option is to visit the Enrolment Center and inform them about the Aadhaar card being lost. You can also request them to retrieve your Aadhar number.
13. How do I get more information about an Aadhaar Card?

The following steps will help you get more information on any area you wish:

  • Log on to http://uidai.gov.in/
  • Click on whichever link you wish to for getting all the relevant information you require
  • Your information will be displayed on the screen.

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