Apply for Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It serves as the fastest proof of your identity and address across the country. Aadhaar links your essential demographic information (name, date of birth, address) with unique biometric data (fingerprints and iris scans).

Registering for Aadhaar is simple and completely free. All you require is to locate your enrollment centers, and you are good to go. To make things simple, below is the whole process of Aadhaar card registration.

Registration Process

The Aadhaar Card registration process is straightforward. Simply follow the steps outlined below:

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  • Step 3: A new window opens, here you can locate your enrollment center and book a slot to save time, else you can also directly go to the center after knowing the location.
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  • Step 4:  Next head to your authorized Aadhaar enrollment center across India. Remember to carry your identity and address proofs.
  • Step 5: Ensure you have valid Proof of Identity (PoI) and Proof of Address (PoA) documents. The UIDAI process accepts various documents like election photo ID card, passport, driving license, etc.
An Aadhaar card is issued only after all required documents are submitted, including proof of address, identity, relationship, and date of birth.
  • Step 6: At the enrollment center, fill out the form with your personal details. This includes demographic data such as name, address, date of birth, etc.
  • Step 7: Moving ahead, your biometric data, including fingerprints and iris scan, will be collected during the enrollment process.
  • Step 8: Finally, review the details you have provided for accuracy. You can make corrections if needed during the enrollment itself.
  • Step 9: After enrollment, you will receive an acknowledgment slip containing a temporary enrollment number and other details captured during the process.
Once your application is successful, an Aadhaar number will be generated. This mostly takes around 60-90 days after the receipt of resident data packets in CIDR.

After enrollment, the data undergoes quality checks and verification processes. This ensures authenticity and eliminates duplicates. Corrections are made if any errors are detected.

Once the Aadhaar number is generated, it will be mailed to your address. India Post is responsible for printing and delivering Aadhaar letters. This process typically takes 3–5 weeks.

Remember, you need to enroll only once, as multiple enrollments will be rejected. Also, if you have already enrolled, there is no need to enroll again unless your previous enrollment was rejected due to duplication.

Note: Residents from certain states/UTs may have specific enrollment processes, especially if covered under the National Population Register (NPR). Ensure to follow the guidelines provided for your region.
Additionally, if you have any questions related to Aadhaar enrollment, you can find answers on the official website - Read FAQs.

Check Aadhaar Enrolment Status

If you have applied for an Aadhaar card and wish to check your enrollment status, you can do so by clicking on the "Check Enrolment & Update Status" link on the My Aadhaar page. Here, you will need to provide your Enrollment ID, SRN, and URN.

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