Aadhar Card is very important identification document for Indian residents. Well, it is not a proof of citizenship. But it is an official  proof of identity and address. It consists of 12 digits random number for every individual. UIDAI is the government agency that looks after the functioning of this unique identification system.

The enrollment of Aadhar card is pretty simple and free of cost. That’s why, everyone should get it, irrespective of current documentation.

In this post, you will learn how to apply for Aadhar card:

List Of Documents Required For Aadhar Card Application

Before we dive into procedure details, you must know what documents are needed for enrollment. As said earlier, Aadhar card is the official proof of identity and address. It means we need documents which will justify your identity and address. Sometimes, the same document is a proof for both. You must bring the original documents to the enrollment centre. If you are minor, then you can apply for Aadhar card on the basis of parent’s documents. In this case, proof of relation is also mandatory.

Here is the complete list of documents needed for enrollment:

List Of Documents As Proof Of Identity

  • Passport
  • Ration/PDS Photo Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID Card
  • Photo Bank ATM Card
  • NREGS Job Card
  • Government Photo ID Cards/ Service Photo Identity Card issued by PSU
  • Arms License
  • Pensioner Photo Card
  • Photo Credit Card
  • Kissan Photo Passbook
  • Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  • CGHS/ECHS Photo Card
  • Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  • Certificate of Identity Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts letterhead 18.
  • Disability ID Card

List Of Documents For Proof Of Address

  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Bank Statement
  • Driving License
  • Ration Card
  • Government Photo ID cards issued by PSU
  • Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  • Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Telephone Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Water Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Insurance Policy
  • Signed letter with photo from Bank on letterhead
  • Signed letter with photo from registered company on letterhead
  • Signed letter with photo from recognized Educational instruction on letterhead
  • NREGS Job Card
  • Pensioner Card
  • Arms License
  • Kissan Passbook
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Freedom Fighter Card
  • Certificate of Address with photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  • Address Card with photo issued by Department of Posts
  • Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
  • Registered Sale/Lease/Rent Agreement
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Caste and Domicile Certificate with photo issued by Stae Govt.
  • Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Disability ID Card
  • Passport of Spouse
  • Passport of Parents (for minors)

List Of Documents For Proof Of Relationship

  • PDS Card
  • Pension Card
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Army Canteen Card
  • Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk or Tehsil, etc
  • Central or State government issued family entitlement document

Enrollment For Aadhar Card

  • First of all, you need to visit authorized Aadhar Card enrollment centre nearby. You must bring the original documents as proof of identity and address.
  • Get the Aadhar card application form from the centre. You can download it from UIDAI website too. It is advised to download and fill it before visiting the enrollment centre. So, your time can be saved!
  • Once you have submitted the form, the officials will take your photo, fingerprints and iris scans.
  • On successful submission of form and scans, you will get the acknowledgment slip. You need to keep this slip save until you get the original Aadhar card!
  • On completion of verification, you will receive SMS and email first. Then, via post, you will receive original Aadhar Card!

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