UIDAI – The Unique Identification Authority of India officially issues Aadhaar card which has 12 digit unique identification number to all residential peoples in india. Through biometric and demographic details which got collected from government authorized Aadhaar Enrolment Centers. Past 2009, the former prime minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh launched this program all over India. The chairman of UIDAI Nandan Nilekani officially launched the brand logo and brand name “Aadhaar”.
Aadhaar is a Hindi language word which represents foundation or base in English meaning. Mr Pankaj Kumar is the current CEO of Aadhaar division. Who receives the first Aadhaar card? The man who named as ‘Ranjana Sonawane’ from Maharashtra state (Nandurbar District) who officially receives the first Aadhaar card in India on 29 Sep’ 2010.
Who is eligible for Aadhar Enrolment?
The unique purpose for issuing Aadhaar card by UIDAI is for unique identity proof for each citizen of India. This identification number represents each person identity with detailed information.
Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
- The applicant should be an Indian Citizen residing in India, or
- The applicant should be a non-resident Indian residing in India, or
- The Aadhaar applicant should be a foreigner residing in India
Must have Documents required for Aadhar Card
While Aadhaar enrolment, you have to submit two documents as proof
- POA (Proof Of Address)
- POI (Proof Of Identity)
According to UIDAI authority of India, any one of the below document is enough to apply for Aadhaar card on both online and offline process.
- Voter Identity Card
- Driving License
- PAN Card
- Birth Certificate
- Photo Bank ATM Card
- NREGS Jobs Card
- PDS Photo Card
To apply or update new Aadhaar card details then you can easily download the official form by visiting UIDAI Aadhaar website. There is another option you can visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment center with supporting documents to process which is free of cost. For Updating Aadhaar details you need to pay Rs. 25 as charge for enrolment process.
How to Apply for Original Aadhar Card
While consider the importance of Aadhaar card and its benefits the second question arises is how to check the Aadhaar status of that application. The below step by step process of the application of Aadhaar card is as follows.
- Visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Center who is officially authorized by UIDAI.
- Submit all required documents such as Proof Of Identity and Proof Of Address.
- Receive and fill the Aadhaar Enrollment Form and submit it there. (This application form is free of cost and you can easily download it through UIDAI official site.
- After the form is submitted, the enrollment process starts such as Photograph, Fingerprint Scan, IRIS scan, etc.,
- Double check all your process while processing the enrollment process.
- Once the Aadhaar verification process is quite success, you immediately receive an SMS on mobile and Email notification.
- After that you will get your printed Aadhaar Card through courier or post with verified residential address.
Learn how to download Aadhaar Card by clicking here.
Q. What is Aadhaar Card?
Aadhaar Card is a 12 digit unique ID number issued by the UIDAI which acts as POA and POI for an Indian citizen.
Q. What is the Vailidity of Aadhaar Card?
Once you receive the Aadhaar Card it is vaid for your entire life. There is no expiry for official Aadhaar Card.
Q. What are the benefits of Aadhaar authentication?
BY CIDR authority, you need to process your verification through demographic and biometric information must be submitted. The real benefit is that it helps you to establish your unique identity, address verification in future within a second.
Q. Does mAadhaar works on rooted devices?
No, mAadhaar does not properly works on rooted devices.
Q. What is SRN?
SRN is 28 digits Service Request Number which is generated after raising request for Order Aadhaar Reprint on our website. It will be generated every time whenever the request will be raised regardless whether payment is successful or not.
Q. What are the documents required for Aadhaar Enrolment?
You need to fill up an application form available at Enrolment centre along with supporting documents which are Proof of Identity (PoI), Proof of Address (PoA), Proof of Relationship (PoR) and Date of Birth(DoB) document. UIDAI accepts 31 PoI and 44 PoA , 14 PoR and 14 DoB documents. View the nationally valid list of supporting documents.
Q. Do I have to pay any fees for Aadhaar enrolment?
No, Aadhaar enrolment is totally free of cost therefore you need not pay anything at the Aadhaar enrolment centre.
Q. Is there any age limit for Aadhaar enrolment?
No, there is no age limit defined for Aadhaar Enrolment. Even a new born baby can also get Enroled for Aadhaar.
Q. How much time actually it takes to get my Aadhaar generated after the enrolment?
It takes up to 90 days appx. 3 months for Aadhaar generation from the date of enrolment.
Q. I have received SMS through mobile that my Aadhaar is still rejected, what should I do?
Aadhaar generation involves various quality checks therefore there are chances that your Aadhaar gets rejected due to quality or any other technical reason. So if you have received SMS that your Aadhaar has been rejected, it is recommended to re-enrol yourself with required documents.
Q. Can I get my Aadhaar letter downloaded online after it is generated?
Yes, once your Aadhaar is generated, you can always download e-Aadhaar letter by clicking on “Download Aadhaar” under Aadhaar Enrolment section on uidai.gov.in website.
Q. Does the online downloaded Aadhaar letter have same validity as that of original?
Yes, online downloaded e-Aadhaar letter has the same validity as that of original.
Q. Can I get myself Enroled for Aadhaar just by sending required documents by Post?
No, you have to personally visit Aadhaar enrolment centre for getting yourself Enroled as your Biometrics will be captured.
Q. Is it mandatory to provide mobile number or email for Aadhaar enrolment?
No, it is not mandatory to provide mobile number or email for Aadhaar enrolment. But it is always recommended to provide mobile number and email so that you get updates regarding your Aadhaar application status.