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Apply for Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. The number serves as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India.

About Aadhaar

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is a statutory authority established under the provisions of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (“Aadhaar Act 2016”) on 12 July 2016 by the Government of India, under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). The Aadhaar Act 2016 has been amended by the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Act, 2019 (14 of 2019) w.e.f. 25.07.2019.

How to apply

The Aadhaar enrolment process includes visiting Enrolment Centre, filling the enrolment form, getting demographic and biometric data captured, submitting proof of Identity and address documents, before collecting acknowledgement slip containing Enrolment ID. The highlights of Aadhaar enrolment are:

  • Aadhaar enrolment is free of cost.
  • You can go to any authorized Aadhaar enrolment centre anywhere in India with your proof of identity and proof of address documents
  • UIDAI process accepts  wide range of PoI (Proof of Identity) and PoA (Proof of Address) documents. View the list of supporting documents. Common proofs of identity and address are election photo ID card, Ration card, passport and driving license.
  • Photo ID cards like PAN card and Govt ID cards are permissible for identity proof. Address proof documents also include water - electricity - Landline telephone bills for the last three months.
  • In case you do not have above common proofs, Certificate of Identity having photo issued by Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead is also accepted as PoI. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA /Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead or by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) is accepted as valid PoA.
  • Even if someone in a family does not have individual valid documents, the resident can still enrol if his/her name exists in family entitlement document. In this case the Head of Family in entitlement document needs to be enrolled first with valid PoI & PoA document. The head of the Family can then introduce other members in the family while they are enrolling. UIDAI accepts many document types as Proof of Relationship. Please View the list of supporting documents.

To locate your nearest Enrolment center, click here

Apply online

You can also apply for an online aadhaar card, known as an e-aadhaar card, by visiting the official website of UIDAI. The first step for aadhaar card application is to search for an enrollment center nearby. After finding the enrollment center the person can book an appointment online.

To apply online, visit: uidai.gov.in

Documents required

You can submit any of the supporting documents are accepted by the UIDAI as Identity proof:

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Either Ration or PDS Photo card
  • Voter Identification card
  • Driving licence of the applicant
  • Photo identification cards issued by the Government of India
  • Service photo ID cards that are issued by a PSU
  • Job card of MG-NREGS
  • Photo identification that is issued by a Recognised Educational Institution
  • Licence of Arms
  • Photo Bank ATM card
  • Photo Credit card
  • Photo card of the Pensioner
  • Photo card of the Freedom Fighter
  • Photo Passbook of Kisan
  • Photo card of CGHS
  • Certificate of Marriage
  • A document containing proof of the marriage of the applicant issued originally by the marriage Registrar (which is mandatory to submit after marriage)
  • Legally approved name change certificate
  • ECHS Photocard

For more information: click here

Whom to contact

PEC, DC Office
Dinthar, Mamit - 796441

Source: mamit.nic.in, uidai.gov.in



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