ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Aadhaar Unique Identification Number For Indian Citizen

Updated on April 5, 2015

Aadhaar card, the unique identification number has begun to prove its own importance after the Indian Government initiative to transfer domestic gas subsidies in cash in Aadhaar linked bank accounts. It is just the first step to ensure that subsidies are being paid to right person. But the success of the initiative has made other sections of the governing bodies to employ or seed the Aadhaar code with them i.e. employee provident fund, voter identity card or banking etc.

Though several countries worldwide have already made compulsion to get national identity number issued to them to ensure their social securities. But the Indian Government has come with unique concept to allot an identification number to its citizen. It requires finger prints and iris scan for individual above 5 years age.

Do Not Copy - By Rajesh Kumar Giri
Do Not Copy - By Rajesh Kumar Giri | Source

You should also know these facts-

  • Aadhaar Project was set in February 2009 by UIDAI
  • It has 12 digits unique number.
  • A unique code with 16 digits but only 12 digits are shown on card and rest 4 digits are used internally.
  • Each Indian individual is allotted only one Unique Aadhaar Number.

Aadhaar - An Introduction

A unique 12 digit identification number of an Indian individual is Aadhaar. The unique number is issued by UIDAI - The Unique Identification Authority Of India on behalf of the Indian government. It serves as a proof of identity and proof of address anywhere in India.

The main objective of Aadhaar allocation to Indian residents is to ensure that subsidies and benefits of the government schemes are sent to right person at right time. So it is obvious that Aadhaar is not only a unique identification but also an option to serve an individual who deserves the benefit of specific government schemes.

Has Indian Government taken the right decision to allot Aadhaar?

See results

How To Apply For Aadhaar

Any Indian resident can apply for an Aadhaar card without hassle if he/she has required documents. Before going through the process to apply for Aadhaar be clear that till date there is no option to apply online. But appointment can be scheduled online before visiting Aadhaar Enrollment Center.

How To Fill Aadhar Application Form

Follow the steps to apply An Aadhaar card (If you have required documents)

Step-1: Fix an appointment online and then walk in the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Center.

Step-2: Take the xerox copies of identity proof and residence proof along with original copies. (Hard copy of your photo is not required)

Step-3: Handover the xerox copies to Aadhaar Enrolling Officer with duly filled application form with required information for processing.

Step-4: Enrolling Officer collects the bio-metric information and takes photo using webcam.

Step-5: Ten finger's print and iris scan are taken. Then a receipt with reference number is provided by enrolling officer to check the status of Aadhaar application online.

Step-6: Aadhaar is delivered to door step by post.

** E-Aadhaar Letter can also be downloaded online from website with reference number .

A Sample Copy Of E-Aadhaar Is Here

Rajesh Kumar Giri
Rajesh Kumar Giri | Source

Procedure To Apply Aadhaar At Enrollment Center

Documents Required To Verify Identity To Apply Aadhaar

Document Required For Identity Proof
Any One Of The Following Is Required
Pan Card
Photo Id Issued By Government Of India
Ration Card
Photo Credit Card
Voter Id
Kisan Credit Card With Photo
Driving License
Photo Debit Card
Government Photo Id
Pensioner Photo Card
Arm License Card
Freedom Fighter Photo Card
Optional Papers To Proof Identity Can Also Be Used - Proof Of Identity With Photo Attested By Gazetted Officer, District Head Or SDM

Documents Required For Residence Proof To Apply Aadhaar

Documents Required For Residence Proof
Any One Of The Following Is Required
Electricity Bill (Not Older Than 3 months)
Bank Statement/Passbook
Water Bill (Not Older Than 3 months)
Voter Id
Insurance Policy
Ration Card
Credit Card Statement (Not Older Than 3 Months)
Driving License
Telephone Landline Bill (Not Older Than 3 Months)
Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
Property tax receipt

How To Apply For Aadhaar Without Documents

Aadhaar card application can also be processed without documents in following ways: -

Introduction System : UIDAI has given an option to introduce the family member by the head of that family with required documents having Aadhaar card. In General this option can be used for children without any proof in the same family.

Another option is also available for the Indian individual without any documents. In this system introducer is appointed by enrolling officers or authorized persons.

Better Option Is Always Welcome

Although the Indian Government has taken lots of time to initiate allocating unique national identity of Indian citizen as Aadhaar card but it is excellent step. It is because in future individual anywhere in India need not to worry about local address proof to get service. It will also help to get benefits easily without submitting xerox copies of documents again and again. In India Aadhaar is being linked with bank, domestic gas services, voter identity card etc. In future it will become one of the most important document to get serviced.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      5 weeks ago


    • profile image


      10 months ago


    • profile image


      5 years ago



    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)