Aadhaar Card was introduced by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in 2010 to provide a unique identification number (UIN) to every Indian citizen. Many benefits such as government schemes, pensions and LPG subsidies can be availed with the Aadhaar card. Applying for an Aadhaar card is simple and easy. Read on to know the process.
UIDAI recently announced that people, whose Aadhaar cards were issued more than 10 years ago, can update their demographic details on myAadhaar portal for FREE from 15th March, 2023 to 30th June, 2023.
You can follow the following steps to get an Aadhaar card online:
First, visit the official website of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
Under the ‘My Aadhaar’ section, browse to the subsection ‘Get Aadhaar’. Below that, click on ‘Locate an Enrollment Centre’.
A new page will open displaying the three options – State, Postal (PIN) Code and Search Box. Click on any of the three options and input the relevant data.
You will be displayed a form on the screen. Fill it up, enter the captcha verification code and select a centre close to your residence
On the day of your appointment, visit the centre with all the supporting documents that include proof of identity, date of birth proof, address proof and proof of relationship with the head of the family
Fill up the enrollment form and submit all the relevant documents. Provide all the biometric information such as fingerprint and iris scan that the Aadhaar official asks for.
After submitting the enrollment form, collect your acknowledgement slip. You can track your application status by using the URN number printed on the slip.
UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has authorised different entities to collect biometric and demographic data for the enrollment process. You can go to either an Aadhaar Enrollment Centre/Aadhaar camp or a Permanent Enrollment Centre to apply for an Aadhaar card.
To locate an Aadhaar Enrollment Centre near your location, follow these steps:
You will need to carry several documents as proof of identity and age to enrol for an Aadhaar card. Make sure to carry the original documents and photocopies to the enrollment centre.
The following is a list of documents required to apply for a new Aadhaar card.
Once you have all the required documents, follow these steps to enrol for an Aadhaar card:
After you have received the acknowledgement slip, there is a turnaround time of 90 days for the Aadhaar generation. If you want to check the status of your application within this time, follow these steps:
You can make corrections in the enrollment data within 96 hours or 4 days of applying for the new Aadhaar card. If you cannot do them within this period, you will have to wait till your Aadhaar card gets generated.
You can correct and update any demographic details on your Aadhaar card at any time and from anywhere by visiting the official website of UIDAI. Changing your mobile number is also possible online using the Indian Postal Service website.
You can follow these steps to correct/update/change the details on your Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit the myAadhaar Self-Service Update Portal.
Step 2: Click on the login option.
Step 3: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number, the captcha and click on “Send OTP”.
Step 4: Enter the OTP that you receive on the mobile number registered in UIDAI’s database and log in to your Aadhaar account.
Step 5: Under the “Services” section, click on the “Update Aadhaar Online” option to correct any details like name, date of birth, gender, language and address as mentioned on your Aadhaar card.
Step 6: On the next page, click on the option “Proceed to Update Aadhaar”.
Step 7: Choose the details you want to correct or update and click on the “Proceed to Update Aadhaar”. Keep in mind that there is a limit on the number of times you can correct your details.
Step 8: You can now view the details as they are present on the Aadhaar Card and can do the necessary corrections and upload the scanned copies of the supporting documents.
Step 9: Check the preview of the corrected details and pay the online update fee of Rs. 50 (non-refundable) by using either your debit or credit card or via net banking.
Step 10: After payment, an Update Request Number (URN) will be generated that can be used to check the status of the Aadhaar update request.
This process takes around 90 days, after which you can download the updated Aadhaar card and take a printout of it.
If you wish to change any biometric data, email id or mobile number offline, you can visit your nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra. Mentioned below are the steps that will help you with the process:
Please note that the fee for correction or updation is fixed to Rs.100 if it includes updating biometrics and Rs. 50 if only demographic details are updated.
Here are the steps to check Aadhaar card enrollment status via SMS:
After around 15 working days of enrollment, your Aadhaar application will be processed, and you will receive an update on your registered mobile number. This is when you can download a soft copy of the Aadhaar card called the E-Aadhaar card.
It is a digital and password-protected copy of your Aadhaar, which can be used for verification purposes. To download the E-Aadhaar copy online, follow these steps:
Here are the steps to apply for an Aadhaar card reprint online, using the UIDAI portal:
These days having an Aadhaar card is a necessity as the government requires it when availing of various services/benefits. Fortunately, the process to apply for an Aadhaar card is easy as you can get it done from any authorized enrollment Centre in India.
Ans: Yes, you can make corrections both during and after the enrollment process. If you fail to submit corrections within the first 4 days, you will have to wait till the new card is issued. However, make sure that you have submitted a valid phone number as it will allow you to make corrections online.
Ans: Any Indian citizen residing in the country, regardless of age or gender, can apply for an Aadhaar card. As long as you have stayed here for 182 days or more, you can apply for it. NRIs and foreigners can also apply if they fulfil this condition.
Ans: You can update your residential address online via the official portal of UIDAI, provided that you have a registered and valid mobile number. To do so, log in with your Aadhaar Number, make a data update request and upload the necessary documents.
Ans: You can enrol children below five years of age, including infants, for the blue coloured Aadhaar card, called Baal Aadhaar card. When they become older than five years, you need to update their biometric details to keep the card valid. Once they reach 15 years, you will need to update the biometric details again.
Ans: Follow the given steps to lock your E-Aadhaar card:
Step 1: Visit the official website of UIDAI.
Step 2: Enter your UID or VID, followed by the security code.
Step 3: Enter the OTP received on your mobile number.
Step 4: Pick a password for your Aadhaar card and click on ‘Enable’.
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