Aadhar Card has gone on to become one of the most important cards in India since the card’s inception in 2009. It essentially has become a mandatory identity for every Indian with various benefits linked to it. Also, the government of India is taking multiple steps to make it compulsory by linking the card with various rewards and benefits. This emphasizes the need to have an Aadhar Card. This article is aimed at informing people regarding the documents required for Aadhar Card Application.

Documents Required For Aadhar Card Application

Documents required for Aadhar Card can be classified into four categories which are stated below.

  1. A person’s proof of identity
  2. A proof of address
  3. Proof of date of birth
  4. Supported proof of relationship

**There is no need for you to carry all the documents stated below. It is enough if you have the original copy of at least (a minimum) one document from each category while applying for an Aadhar Card. You can decide what documents to take to the Aadhar Card Allotment Center depending on what you have**

Additional Information related to Aadhar Cards: How to find Aadhar Card Enrollment Center near you.

Aadhar Documents Required For Proof of Identity

The documents required for Aadhaar card for proof of identity must contain the name and photo of the applicant. Thus, the list of documents required for Aadhar card for proof of identity include:

  1. Passport
  2. PAN (Income Tax Card)
  3. Voter ID
  4. Ration Card
  5. State Government issued Driving License
  6. Government or PSU issued ID Card
  7. Bank ATM/Credit Card
  8. Kissan Passbook
  9. Disability ID Cards such as those issued by State/Central Governments, UT’s and administrations
  10. Arms License
  11. Photo ID issued by an Educational Institution (recognized)
  12. NREGS Job Card
  13. Pensioner Card
  14. Freedom Fighter Identity Card
  15. Address Cards issued by the postal department
  16. ECHS/CGHS Photo Card
  17. Identity Certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer

Aadhar Documents Required For Proof of Address

The actual Aadhar card will be delivered to the address given as proof of address submitted for the Aadhar card. In conclusion, the document presented for proof of address must contain the name and the address of the applicant. Thus, the list of documents required for Aadhaar card proof of address include:

  1. Passport
  2. Voter ID
  3. Bank Passbook or for example, a bank statement
  4. Post Office Passbook or for example, a PO statement
  5. Ration Card
  6. State Government issued identity cards such as a Driving License (DL) or RC Book/Certificate
  7. Government or PSU issued ID Card
  8. An official bill, for example, electricity bill, water bill, gas bill or telephone bill (anyone) from within the last three months
  9. A tax receipt on the property such as a Property Tax Receipt
  10. Credit card statement, such as a statement from the last three months
  11. Insurance policy
  12. Signed letter from an official body such as a bank, registered company or educational institution on a letterhead
  13. Kissan Passbook
  14. Disability ID Cards such as those issued by State/Central Governments, UT’s and administrations
  15. Arms License
  16. NREGS Job Card
  17. Pensioner Card
  18. Freedom Fighter Identity Card
  19. ECHS/CGHS Photo Card
  20. Income tax assessment order
  21. Passport of spouse
  22. Passport of parents for cases for example, minor applicants
  23. State/Central Government letter such as an allotment letter of accommodation
  24. A Central Government Issued document such as a Marriage Certificate

Aadhar Documents Required For Proof of Date of Birth

The list of documents required for Aadhar card for proof of date of birth (DOB) include:

  1. Birth Certificates such as those issued by government hospitals or a Gazetted officer
  2. Passport
  3. SSLC Book or certificate
  4. PAN Card or Permanent Account Number
  5. Marks sheet, for example, issued by a Government University or Board
  6. Government or PSU issued ID Card
  7. A Pension Payment Order (PPO) such as those issued by the Central or State Government
  8. Health Service Scheme Photo Card

Aadhaar Documents Required For Proof of Relationship

These documents contain a person’s relationship with the head of the family, such as father, mother, daughter, son, etc. Thus, the list of supporting documents required for Aadhar card proof of relationship are listed as follows:

  1. Passport
  2. Birth Certificates such as those issued by government hospitals or a Gazetted officer
  3. Army Canteen Card
  4. A Central Government Issued document such as a marriage certificate
  5. Government-issued documents such as a Family Entitlement Document or Medical Card
  6. Pension Card
  7. MNREGA Card
  8. PDS Card

Source: https://uidai.gov.in/images/commdoc/valid_documents_list.pdf

How to find an Enrollment Center near you:

FinTown would like to take you a step further and give details as to how you can find an Aadhar Enrollment Center in your locality. Below, you can find the procedure to locate nearest Aadhar Card Center in few simple steps.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) over the years has set up a multiple number of offices in each district for the purpose of making activities related to your Aadhar Card simple and more enhanced. These activities involve enrolling or updating your Aadhar Card. The list of offices has now been updated to include banks and post offices as well. The number of offices being set up is increasing with each passing day, which makes it important to locate the center nearest to you.

Let us first start by checking the Aadhar Card Centers in your district and then, let us determine the center closest to you.

Through State, Pincode or Search Box

Click on either one of the websites for enrolling or updating your Aadhar Card
UIDAI website (https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/), Banks and Post Offices – This website will give you a list of all the Banks/Post offices where you can enroll or update your Aadhar Card. You must click on this link if you wish to enroll yourself at either banks or post offices.

UIDAI Website Regular Enrollment Centers (https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/centersearch.aspx) – This website will help you find the list of all the regular Aadhar Card Enrollment Centers.

You can choose from either one of the centers found in the links above depending on the one closest to you. Fintown suggests you to check both the links and then determine the Aadhar Card Center nearest to you. As mentioned on the website, you have the flexibility of searching for an Aadhar enrollment Center depending on your Pin Code, State, or Search Box.

**Fintown advises you to search through Pincode or Search Box, as it would make your search more simple owing to the lower number of steps. However, if you are interested in trying all three methods, we, at FinTown are more than happy to guide you.

For a more detailed analysis and explanation, you can visit How to find Aadhar Card centers near you.

Procedure to get Aadhar Card:

By following the procedure mentioned above, you can find the list of Aadhar Card Center’s closest to you. Once the nearest center is found, you have the facility to book an appointment online for selected online centers. This will ensure that you can go in your allotted time slot without the need to wait in queues for long hours. However, this is not mandatory. In addition to the online slot booking, you also have the benefit of walking into the center directly. Nonetheless, this might cause you some loss of time due to the queue already present in the center.

If you wish to enroll for a new Aadhar Card, you are required to fill up an enrollment form. This enrollment form is available at the official website of UIDAI (https://uidai.gov.in/images/aadhaar_enrolment_correction_form_version_2.1.pdf) online or can be availed at an Aadhar Card Enrollment Center. If you prefer downloading the form online, you need to fill the form and go to the nearest center with the documents mentioned above.

For further information regarding Aadhar Card and the application status, you can look at this article on how to check Aadhar Card status online.

How to download your Aadhar Card:

You are eligible to download your Aadhar Card online once your enrollment process is done. There is no need to wait for receiving your Aadhar Card via post or mail. There are three different ways to download your Aadhar Card online.

Aadhar Card Download by Name and Date of Birth:

It is essential for you to at least have the Aadhar Number or the EID to download your Aadhar Card online. In case you don’t have any of those, there is a simple method to retrieve them. You can find few methods on how to download Aadhar Card online.

How to download Aadhar Card using Name and Date of Birth:

This is one of the simplest methods to find your Aadhar number or Enrollment ID if you have lost or forgotten it. Below are the steps you can follow to find your Aadhar number or EID using your name and mobile number.

  • Visit (https://resident.uidai.gov.in/find-uid-eidnt.uidai.gov.in) and fill in the details which include your
    • Full Name
    • E-Mail
    • Mobile Number and
    • Security Code
  • Once you fill in the details, click on Send OTP. You will now either receive a 6 digit OTP on your registered phone number or your registered mail ID.
  • Once you enter the OTP,  you can now retrieve either your Aadhar Number or Enrollment ID on your phone or mail depending on your choice.

You can find a list of addition three methods at the link Aadhar Card download by Aadhar Number, Enrollment ID and Virtual ID. 

Please note: The correct spelling of ‘Aadhar‘ is Aadhaar. However, a lot of people search for this content with the misspelt word. For their benefit, we use the word ‘Aadhar’.

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