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How To Get An Aadhar Card?

To get your Aadhar card, you have to first apply for it. To apply for the Aadhar card, you need to visit your nearest Aadhar enrolment center. There you have to fill up the form along with all the documents required for the verification of your proof such as your identity ID, address verification, etc. and you have to submit your bio-metric details also. There are some more points to remember while applying for your Aadhar and to get it. Let’s discuss all these things in detail.

How to get an Aadhar Card?

How to apply for Aadhar Card from the Enrolment Centre?

First of all, before applying for the Aadhar, an applicant should keep in mind to get all the documents required ready while visiting the enrolment center. The process for the Aadhar card application is the same for all the citizens of India also including senior citizens and minors as well. There are some points to help you out in the process of applying for the Aadhar which are explained below. 

  • First of all, you have to find out the nearest Aadhar enrolment center in your city. You can find it here.
  • By visiting the website you can find out the Aadhar enrolment center in other cities as well.
  • After that, you have to fill up the enrolment form which is available online at site.
  • Then you have to submit the form along with the important documents which are required such as the identity proof and the address proof etc.
  • After the submission of all your documents, you also have to provide your biometric data such as your retina scan, fingerprints, thumb scan, etc.
  • Your fresh photo will be captured at the center at the time of the Aadhar card enrollment.
  • Then you have to collect the acknowledgment slip which contains the enrolment number of 14-digit.
  • This acknowledgment slip is also used to check your Aadhar card status.
  • You have to keep the acknowledgment slip very safely until you will get your Aadhar card.

In India, the Aadhar enrolment number is carried out by the Registrar General of India at some states and union territories which includes Assam, Meghalaya, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, West Bengal, Odisha, Jammu & Kashmir, Bangalore rural, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Tamil Nadu.

Process of getting your Aadhar Card

After the completion of all the document and biometric data required for the Aadhar and the process is done and the Aadhar will be sent to your residential address after 90 days i.e. 3 months. It may take more than 90 days to reach its cardholder due to the rush of people apply for it. The card will be sent via Indian Post.

However, in case of any emergency, a person can download a copy of his/her Aadhar card online, also called E-Aadhar. The following steps will help you to get your E-Aadhar in a simple way. Let’s have a look.

  1. At first, you have to visit the Aadhar card official website of UIDAI.
  2. There, you have to fill the form by using the Aadhar number or the enrollment number.
  3. If you have the Aadhar number then you have to enter it along with your name, address, mobile number, and Pincode. After that, an OTP (one-time-password) will be generated which will help you to download a colored version of the E- Aadhar. 
  4. If you have the enrolment number then you have to enter it along with the date and time which is mentioned in your acknowledgment slip. Also enter your name, registered mobile number, and the Pincode of your city.
  5. Hence, you are all done to get your new Aadhar card online print out. But for the original copy, you have to wait for 90 days to receive it by post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is the Non-Resident of India allowed to apply for the Aadhar card?
Ans. No, the Non-Residents are not able to apply for the Aadhar card. If you are residing in India for almost the past 1 year then only you can apply for it.

Q2. What documents are required for applying for the Aadhar card?
Ans. You have to submit the following documents to apply for the Aadhar card which will be accepted by the UIDAI as your identity proof or for your verification are listed below:

  1. Voter ID.
  2. Driving license.
  3. Passport.
  4. Pan Card.
  5. A photo identification card issued by the GOI.
  6. A photo identification card issued by the Recognized Education Institution.
  7. Ration card/ PDS Photo-card.
  8. Arm license.
  9. Bank ATM Card Photocopy.
  10.  A Credit Card photocopy.
  11. A document containing proof of the residing address which contains the original copy of both the name and the photo issued by the department of post.

Q3. Is biometric information required for the Aadhar card for children below the age of 5 years?
Ans. Children below 5 years do not need to submit their biometric details. It will only be taken when they attain the age of 5 years only.

Q4. What documents are needed to change the surname of a person on the Aadhar card?
Ans. To change the surname of an individual in the Aadhar, one must need to submit any of the following documents listed below:

  • Voter ID.
  • Marriage Certificate.
  • Pan card.
  • Passport.
  • Driving License.

Q5. What documents are required to apply for the Aadhar for children above the age of 5 years?
Ans. The following documents are required for children above the age of 5 years:

  1. Birth certificate.
  2. Identity proof.
  3. Resident proof.
  4. Aadhar of any one of the parents.


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