How to Get Aadhar Card Anywhere in India/ Information on Enrollment/Application Form, Procedure, Status and Download

With the mission of providing each and every resident of India a unique identification the ambitious project of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) was set in February 2009 with its chairman being former IT czar Nandan Nilekani.

To be frank, India is far too late in the scene of providing unique ID's to all of its citizen. Countries like Belgium, Bulgaria, and Turkey have made it compulsory for their citizens to get the National Identification numbers at birth.

The closest our government came to provide a unique ID to every citizen is the PAN card number which every citizen can apply for unlike the Voter ID card which can only be applied when one reaches the age of 18.

Table of Contents

  • Aadhar Information From the Official Site
  • How to Get Aadhar Card Anywhere in India
  • Find the nearest Aadhar Center near your place
  • Documents That Qualify as a Proof to Get Aadhar
  • Necessary Information to Get Aadhar
  • Download Aadhar Application Form
  • Sample Enrollment Procedure
  • How to Check Status of Aadhar Card Application : Online, Call or through SMS
  • Changing or Correcting Information From Your Aadhar Card
  • Lost Aadhar : Download Online

Some Interesting Facts

Total number of Aadhar cards issued : More than 100 crore (1 Billion) (April 2015). It is now a world record.

Funds allocated : 3500 crore from January 2009 - September 2013

Another 2039.64 crore by Narendra Modi government in 2013-2014 budget

Aadhar Information From the Official Site

Sr. No.
What Aadhar is?
What Aadhar is not?
1
A 12 Digit Number
Just Another Card
2
It is for Every Individual, Including Infants
One Per Family
3
Enables identification, and is for every resident
Establishes citizenship and is only for Indians
4
Will collect demographic and biometric information to establish uniqueness of individual
Will collect profiling information such as caste, religion, language
5
Voluntary
Mandatory
6
For every resident, irrespective of existing documentation
Only for individuals who posseses identification documents
7
Eah individual will be given a single unique ID number
Indiviual can obtain multiple Aadhar
8
UIDAI will enable a universal identity infrastructure that any ID based application like ration card, passport etc. can use
Aadhar's will replace all other IDs
9
UIDAI will give a "Yes" or "No" response for any identification authentication requires
UIDAI information will be accessible to public and private agencies

Explanation of the Above Table

  1. It is not just another card for a specific purpose. In the larger context it can be used in the future for many purposes including banking, identification, to avail other government schemes.
  2. Aadhar can be applied for every one; even for a newborn baby or for a 90 year old person. For children below the age of 5 there won't be collection of any biometric information such as iris or fingerprint scan. Their UID will be linked with their parents UID and once they turn 5 they will have to update their ID's with biometric information. Biometrics will have to be updated once again when they turn 15. As for differently abled people who cannot provide their biometric information their will be other markers that will be used.
  3. It is not like other cards where the holder of the card is a citizen of India, it is for every resident whether he may be an Indian or foreigner (Yes you read it right for NRI's and foreigners).
  4. It won't collect your information related to your caste etc. But it will collect your biometric and demographic data.
  5. UID's are not mandatory and it is not necessary for every individual to have it. But as experts suggest that invariably it will be required by many government and private agencies in the time to come. So, it is better that you get enrolled.
  6. Yes, it is for every individual irrespective of their existing documentation. That is, if a person does not have any previous documentation then he/she can also get their Aadhar. (For more information on this see the 2nd point of "How to Get Aadhar Card Anywhere in India" section on this page).
  7. Each and every individual is allowed to get only one Aadhar card or so as to say that he/she will not be able to get more than one UID. This is particularly true because it records the biometric information of the applicants. So, getting a fake Aadhar card is next to impossible until we come across a big scam.
  8. It is a general misconception that in the times to come UID will replace all other ID's that we use now. It will just make easier for people to get their unique identification anywhere in India. Aadhar cards won't replace your driver's license nor it will render your Voter ID useless.
  9. The information that you will share will not be available to use by government agencies or private agencies to profile you instead it will just provide a cursory yes or no identification. That is your information will not be available for use of others.

How to Get Aadhar Card Anywhere in India

Every resident will have a Aadhar card with a unique number, a 12 digit number which will serve its holder a proof of identity and proof of address all over India.

The 12-digit number displayed on it is your unique ID number which in the system will be a 16-digit number with four digits as a prefix digit. The rest four digit will not be displayed on your card and it is only for the usage of the database and the servers.

1) Any resident can walk in to the nearest enrollment center and get themselves enrolled for an Aadhar card. Nearly every city or town will have an enrollment center.

2) Walk-in at your nearest centre with your identity proof for address (PoA) and proof of identity (PoI) documents.

There is also an option to get an appointment scheduled. The link below will take you to the appropriate place to fix an appointment.

Even if you don't have any other identification then also you can get the card by one or the other methods mentioned below:

The UIDAI has in place a system called Indroducer System.

  • If the head of your family has any documentation then he/she can first enroll and then after getting their card he/she can introduce you as a family member.
  • The second method is where an introducer who is appointed by the registrars or directly by the authority can introduce people who don't have such identification documents. This is specifically helpful for poor people who until now didn't had any such documents. There is a large section of people in remote areas where people don't even can produce a proof of address or proof of identity. This system is primarily helpful for those.

The below documents qualify as documents of identity to get UID

Proof of Address documents
Proof of Identity documents
Passport
Passport
Bank Statement/Passbook
PAN Card
Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
Ration/PDS Photo Card
Ration Card
Voter ID
Voter ID
Driving License
Driving License
Government Photo ID
Government Photo ID
NREGS Job Card
Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
Water Bill (not older than 3 months)
Arms License
Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
Photo Bank ATM Card
Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
Photo Credit Card
Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
Pensioner Photo Card
Insurance Policy
Freedom Fighter Photo Card
Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
Kisan Photo Passbook
Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution on
Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
 
Certificate of Identity having photo issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

Other Documents that are also applicable

Letterhead
NREGS Job Card
Arms License
Pensioner Card
Freedom Fighter Card
Kissan Passbook
CGHS / ECHS Card
Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
Income Tax Assessment Order
Vehicle Registration Certificate
Registered Sale / Lease /Rent Agreement
Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt
Supported Proof of DoB Documents
Birth Certificate
SSLC Book/Certificate
Passport
Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on official letter

When you reach the nearest enrollment center with your documents of identity and address proof, keep in mind that you don't require a hard-copy of your photograph, the enrollment officer will himself take your photo using a webcam and that photo will be used.

The adjacent table gives a list of information that you should provide in the application form. The form only needs basic information details such as name, address, parents name, contact details and your biometric information which will be collected right at the enrollment center.

Just get your documents Xerox and original along with the application form filled and process will not take much of your time, maybe less than 30 minutes.

You can download the aadhar application form from the link given below and print it.

Download Aadhar Application Form

What information is necessary to get Aadhar Card

1) Name
2) Date of Birth
3) Gender
4) Address
5) Parent/Guardian details (required for children, adults may provide)
6) Contact details phone and email (optional)
7) Photo (No need to carry a copy, it will be taken from the webcam at the center)
8) 10 finger prints (Not necessary for children below age 5)
9) Iris (Not necessary for children below age 5)

Application Form Looks Like This (Click To Enlarge Image)

Aadhar Application Form
Aadhar Application Form

3) After filing the form with the necessary details just hand it over to the officer who will then take your biometric information and record it.

4) The officer will also ask for your verification of the data which you or any member of your family can do on your behalf. You have to see that every information of yours have been entered correctly.

5) You will get an acknowledgement slip and a temporary enrollment number from which you can check the status of your application.

6) That's it you are now done with it. The documents that you have given will be verified and your Aadhar card will land up at your doorstep in anywhere between 60 to 90 days to you by post.

Sample Enrollment Procedure

Checking the Status of Aadhar Card

You have the option to check the status of your Aadhar card online and get details as to in which stage is your application.

To check the status you'll need:

  1. Enrollment Number
  2. Date and Time of your Application

Just enter the above details and the captcha code to get the details of your application. The above information will be on your receipt which you get when you applied.

Some other methods to check status

You can also check the status of your application offline by calling the contact center. Besides you can also register your complaints and get more information of the project.

  • Voice/Call – 1800-180-1947

By calling the above toll-free number you can check the status or register your complaints, if any.

  • Fax – 080-2353 1947

Fax number if you want to send some documents in between the process of your application. Fax number will be used only in rare conditions.

  • Letters – PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore - 560001

You can also post your letters with suggestions, complaints, grievances that you may on this address.

Same goes with the email ID.

  • On SMS

Check Aadhaar status generation:
To check your Aadhaar status, type UID STATUS< 14 digit enrolment number > OR UID STATUS < 28 digit EID > on your mobile and send it to 51969.

Get e-Aadhaar on mobile:
To get a soft copy of your e-Aadhaar letter on your email id, type UID EAADHAAR < Aadhaar number > < email Id > < PIN code > on your mobile and send it to 51969.

Sample Aadhar Card - Front and Backside of Aadhar Card

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Changing/Updating or Correcting Information From Your Aadhar Card

So, you got your Aadhar card and found that there are some changes required. Or another scenario can be that you have changed your address or are planning to relocate somewhere else. Or for some other reasons you want to change some other information, there can be 'n' number of reasons.

There are two ways requesting the update.

1) Via Online Website (Procedure explained below)

2) Via Post (Print the form and send it across UIDAI office located at Bangalore)

3) Via an enrollment center near you.

The basic requirement here is that you need to have your personal mobile which you gave when enrolling for Aadhar. The one time password will be sent on the mobile number.

You can change/update the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • DOB (Date of Birth)
  • Address
  • Moblile Number

Just select the checkbox associated with that particular and follow simple to follow instructions to change the data.

You'll need to provide self attested (means signed) copies of relevant documents for verification. For updating the mobile number no documents are required. The OTP confirmation acts as the verification of your number. Once you upload the relevant documents you'll get a sms confirmation on your mobile with the request number to track the status of your request in future.

Download Aadhar Card Online Also Useful If You've Lost Your Aadhar Card

You applied for Aadhar card but you didn't receive the card even after the specified time of 1-2 months then now you've the option to download/print your it online.

What you'll need?

The enrollment number or the Aadhar card number and the rest of the details are just other basic information such as your full name, pin code, and mobile number.

The above link takes you the page which looks like this.
The above link takes you the page which looks like this.

Just follow the easy instructions and you'd be able to download and print the card.

You can also use this facilty if you've lost your Aadhar card. If you don't have the acknowledgement slip then call this Toll Free number 1800 300 1947 for further advise. And in the future kindly take a color xerox of the both the sides of your aadhar card and laminate it so that you don't have to carry the original one always. Just ask your nearest xerox store guy to do it for you.

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emge 11 months ago from Abu Dhabi

Good and interesting information


augastin 15 months ago

am staying in mumbai but my hometown is taminadu & i have the address proof of tamilnadu. can i get my aadhar card in my hometown address in mumbai itself??????


vasudev bairagi 16 months ago

Charbhujamandir ke pass kachhi mohalla hanspur neemuch madhya pradesh 458110


Mr beetu bhai 22 months ago

vill .pindsara post. bharoul tehasil. shikohabad dist. firozabad .pin cod 205121


Ramkumar K 23 months ago

hi i recived aadhar card but name misspelled how to corrected the name and address in this card


Rahul kumar gupta 23 months ago

I had applied for aadhar ID but it did not reached at the address given in the adhar id, then i again applied for adhar id but now it is showing rejeected & also my first adhar id showing that multiple data is found. So please provide a solution for this.

Rahul kumar gupta

8601530790

Provide solution at my email id errahulgupta205@gmail.com


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mohammed nadeem 23 months ago

my aadhar card slip lost Eid (1320130410032516022013152958) (Uid 848747253080) pincode 585421 i want to currect name please me thanku sir


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kannanwrites 2 years ago from Mumbai Author

@Rajkumar Note that Aadhar card is not a proof of residence it is rather used as an identity proof.

No you can't show both address. If your permanent and present address is different you''ll have to show a proof of residence such as electricity bill etc.

For me as well my permanent and present address is different so I also have to provide some other form of documentation for address.

With Aadhar card the government's main objective is to provide every citizen a proof of identity and the benefits that are given by the government should only be received by the same person and in their bank account etc. Slowly and steadily all the schemes that the government provides will be linked to it.

Hope I've tried to answer your query.


Rajkumar 2 years ago

I am presently Living in pune city M.S. as last four years and My Permanent address is in different city in M.S.

so, in my aadhaar card both Present address and Permanent address shown or not.

Presently I have aadhaar card in Present address. But Permanent address I want to add on my aadhaar card with present address. can Aadhaar card show both address.

If not shown both address present and Permanent addresses then what is meaning of aadhaar card or it's helpless to me.

waiting for your answer sir.


SK ADESIN 2 years ago

P.o khala vill kalutola pS RATUA DS MALDA


Ravndra 2 years ago

Whether Aadhar card can be made at doorstep at Patna if yes then let me know the process.


damodara reddy 2 years ago

One bank manager asked for a fresh adhar card for considering house building advance stating that the adhar card address showing difference that of bank place. Is is correct.


bhishma kumar 2 years ago

I have updated my aadhar card for address proof but i did not get the aadhar card by post

Plz send as soon as possible


vaishali shukla 2 years ago

Give me my adhaar card my no is1221/27263/00053


Hananiya desinayak 2 years ago

althose information above are given is it solved because i do not have also aadharcard now. i 'v applied in m.p but not yet where i belong to odisha state.


Baldev Raj 2 years ago

Hi everyone, I applied for AADHAAR Cards for self and for my wife and two kids.I received AADHAAR cards in due time. Now I got SMS saying "the enrollment with EID xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx has been rejected due to duplicate enrolment.". This sms I received for all my family members. I do not understand as I hold valid AADHAAR Cards for my family members. What is this ?????? Anyone please (8547776986)


P. thangaraj 2 years ago

In my family two person only got the Aadhar card balance members are not get it so please send it as soon as early possible.


vijendra singh 2 years ago

Enrolment no.1207/02719/18084

Year of birth 1975

Mobile no.9359406733

Biometrics captured.face, fingers (10),iris (2)

Documents.voter ID

Bank A /c opening consent : yes

Register : union bank


PRAVEENA.B 3 years ago

I AM FROM KARNATAKA STATE BUT I AM LIVING IN WEST BENGAL NEARLY 4 YRS. I HAVE NO DOCUMENTS HERE ALL MY DOCUMENTS HAVING HERE WITH ME BELONGS KARNATAKA STATE CAN I GET AADHAR CARD FROM ON LINE? AT MY WEST BENGAL ADDRESS? PLEASE MAIL ME AT pbsalian1988@gmail.com


padma t g 3 years ago

my adhar card address is changed plz what should i do

My # is 7204824953 plz call me


Prashant 3 years ago

Sir,

I lost all documents .I don't have my hometown id prof .I am renting in other place.I want make aadhar card address in my home town so how we can make aadhar card.We have following documents:

1).10th 12th passed certificates.

2).SC Certificate (jati praman patra)

3).Domicile certificate (Sthayi Niwas Praman Patra.

4).Pariwar Register copy.

Any Friends ..help me.

Please email me: pxgoswami@yahoo.co.in


Pranali Maske 3 years ago

+my father is handicapped so he cant able to create aadhar card so please tell me what procedure to create aadhar card for my father????

please tell me now....


Anti Corruption 3 years ago

Let none of the subsidized or non subsidized benefits be linked with the aadhar card. Let the aadhar card be used used only for identification and not for any other benefit or purpose.


brij mohan verma 3 years ago

dear sir,

i am forget our my adhaar card sleep so please please

arrenge my adhaar card on my address- rzb-281 nihal vihar,

new delhi,nangloi-110041

mob:9540175418

thankyou,

brij mohan


vijay 3 years ago

The card has

"Aadhaar is proof of identity and not of citizenship"

Can a NON-INDIAN get aadhaar card? How? Why?


KONDURU VINOD KUMAR 3 years ago

Sir my and my brother adhaar enrolment numbers are (20201032603411)and (20201032603410) too late (from 2012/08/17)for getting original adhaar cards..now we want immediately my adhaar cards for applying the scolership purpose....so please understand my problem and help to us...thank u sir


Mohd.Azharuddin 3 years ago

I have applied aadhaar card in uttar pardesh.but i am in Mumbai so

what can i apply aadhaar card in mumbai.plz needfull help my email id.

azharnice2012@gmail.com


Anti Corruption 3 years ago

Let a Law be made so that any data collected for this purpose can be used only by the government for only the purpose for it needs to be utilized and no other purpose and let any person or entity transferring this data to any other person or entity be strictly punished for it, otherwise let this scheme be discarded forever.


Deepak B Amri 3 years ago

sir, i Deepak. B .Amri enrollment in Aheri District Gadchiroli i have received aadhar card but My aadhar card and enrollment receipt loss how to procedure to duplicate aadhar card. My aadhar no is 373589207802.


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MoneyMazics 3 years ago

Too good to believe.. Very good info and quite exhaustive article..


A.Chandran (male) 3 years ago

This is very informative web but as per the instruction aadhaar card authorities are not sending my AADHAAR CARD to my home address as given or in my E mail address,kindly help me to get my Aadhar card no etc to submit to LPG dealers&my Bank.

my Enrolment details are as follows:

Enrolment No:2007/32923/01022 o3/11/2011 11:29:33

Name of Father:Sri:C.G.Nair...............age about 66-67 yrs

Home Address given: #10/307.Souparnika,Maruvapadam road,kannadiPost.Palakkad:678701,Kerala.

my E mail address: chandran.ariyandath@gmail.com

Plz send my Aaadhar no 7other details by my abouve e mail at the earliest as i have to submit Aadhar no to LPG gas agency &to my Bank.

thanks...(A.Chandran)15-6-13 225PM.

note:I have already send 3 to 4 email informing enrolement details etc to help@uidai.gov.in contact addresses as per paper news etc.


rupa narayen dey 3 years ago

Where is my Aadhaar card. please release my Aadhaar card as soon as possible.

Thanking You.


pramod mehta 3 years ago

hi

iam pramod mehta fm himachal pradesh (shimla) kindly let me know can i make adhar card anywhere in india otherwise.


REGI K K 3 years ago

sir,

i am regi kk i am not receive my adhar card till date, registration on 28/12/2011

uid 1218/22122/14948

time 12;22;25

sir please resend my adhar card the new address

G Ist 173 ambedkar nagar,madangir,new delhi-110062

email, regikk2005@rediffmail.com


sumit singh 3 years ago

prolem make aadar card 1 year ago. but not came has my aadar card.then please what thve problem.

thank y..............


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kannanwrites 3 years ago from Mumbai Author

@Nisarga Most probably yes. A trip to the local passport office all it will take to clear your doubts.


Nisarga 3 years ago

Hi,

As I have not got Aadhar Card yet, Can I submit Aadhar Acknowledgement Slip as an address proof for applying Passport???


Siddhant Sakhare AKA DJ NR 3 years ago

I have applied my adhar card form in 2011 but i have nt got my adhar card


Archana 3 years ago

Hi,

Im from Rajasthan, My permanent address is in Rajasthan. And presently Iam staying in Hyderabad , So is it possible to apply aadhar card in hyderabad.


vir abhimanyu 3 years ago

where is my adhar card


VN Sailaja K 3 years ago

Hi Madam/ Sir,

Vn Sailaja Enrolment No. 1094/50765/00093 dt:19.02.2011/12.12.45

VNL KoteswaraRao Enrolment No. 1094/50765/00092 date: 19.02.2011 time: 12.10.22

VenkateswaraoEnrolment No. 1094/50765/00090 date: 19.02.2011 time: 12.06.12

Aadhar Cards Despatched nos. EY040053633IN

EY040053620IN

EY040053616IN

AADHAR Card is despatched through Item Number: EY040053633IN

tched through Item Number: EY040053620IN

AADHAR Card is despatched through Item Number: EY040053616IN

Date

Status at

Status

29/04/2011

Kolkata GPO

Item Booked

04/05/2011

HIMAYAT NAGAR

Item Delivered

but not delivered our aadhar cards please send to hymayathnagar post office or our mail id aadhar nos & cards

tks & best regards

------------------------

VN Sailaja Kattera

vnsailajakattera@gmail.com


geetha 4 years ago

My daughter aadhaar card returned back her enrollment no 1037/11435/51785 date 08/05/2011 time 15:31:59. please send me a mail geethar_07@yahoo.co.in


pradip bhikaji shelatkar 4 years ago

I have not received ADHAR CARD so far. My Enro No.2006/00024/

04362 dt.11/08/2011 14:54:42 . I made enquiry with post office,

they told not received till today. kindly look into the matter and intimate accordingly at earliest


niranjan nagar 4 years ago

i didn't my aadhaar card plzzzzz sent my aadhaar card enrolment no. 1207/00969/01897 date 27/06/2011 13:41:21


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MPRRADHAKRISHNA 4 years ago

Kindly let me know if I can apply for Adhar Card from some other place other than my present residential town.

MPR Radhakrishna, Vizianagaram (AP),

radhakmpr@yahoo.co.in


madhav 4 years ago

Hi iam a resident of andhra pradesh but staying karnataka now,so can i be liable to apply in karnataka by producing by address and identity details of andhra pradesh here in bangalore?


arun 4 years ago

can i make aadhar card anywhere in india?


Manda Sreenivasa Rao 4 years ago

Dear Sir,

I am Manda Sreenivasa Rao, who is doing Advocate profession in Visakhapatnam Bar Association since 1995. I have no Aadhar Card. So how to get this Aadhar card please inform me. It is very urgent to me.

Thanking you,

Manda Sreenivasa Rao,

S/o late M.Dharma Rao

My Address:

D.No:23-30-2, Griffin Street, Soldierpeta, Near No.I Town Police Station, Visakhapatnam-530001. Andhra Pradesh, India.

My Mobile No:9849948134

My Mail ID:mandasreenivasarao@gmail.com


prakash kumar nath 4 years ago

Dear sir,

i need Adhara card,i am staying at city Visakhapatnam,my permanent address is 45-38-23,jagannadhapuram,akkayyapalem ,Visakhapatnam 530016.new Adhara card please do the need full sir.

Regards,

prakash kumar nath

9705506902


Abhinav Ankit 4 years ago

Hello Sir,

Right now i am staying in Navi Mumbai.

I want to get an adhar card here itself but all my address proffs are of my hometown(patna).

Can i get an adhaar card on my Office address or bank account statements/passbook?

Please help.

I dont have any Address proof in Mumbai as m staying on rent.


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