The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is the concerned department for issuing an Aadhaar card to the citizens of India. If you haven’t applied for an Aadhaar card, you can do the same by visiting your nearest Aadhaar card centre. You are not required to pay charges as the Aadhaar card application form is exempted from any fees. All you need to do is fill in your details correctly and provide your biometric and demographic details.
You can obtain a new Aadhaar card application form online by accessing UIDAI website uidai.gov.in. You may also go to your nearest Aadhaar card centre and ask for the same from the officials.
Below are the steps to follow while filling up the form.
Step 1: Provide your personal details like address, DOB, father’s name, etc., accurately.
Step 2: Attach the required documents. Check the list of documents accepted by UIDAI to avoid rejection.
Step 3: Submit the form along with the supporting documents.
Step 4: Next, officials will take your photograph and biometric details.
Step 5: Then, you will be given an acknowledgement slip that will have your enrollment ID and the date and time of enrollment.
You can track the status of your Aadhaar card form with the help of the enrollment ID. Your Aadhaar card will be issued in a few days/months and will be sent to your address. You can also download your e-Aadhaar card from the UIDAI website.
There are certain points you must keep in mind while applying for an Aadhaar card:
Always Use Uppercase Letters in the Form- Fill in your new Aadhaar card form in uppercase letters. It will help in efficiently recognizing the details. It will also reduce the possibility of errors while storing data in the system.
Keep Your Form Clean - Overwriting and other marks should be avoided. Maintain a clean form by writing each detail tidily. If the handwriting is unreadable, there is a risk of inconsistencies on the card.
Follow the InstructionsFollow the steps outlined in the instructions when filling out the form. Any inaccuracy can result in the form being rejected.
Submit the Supporting Documents - Check the list of documents asked by UIDAI along with the new Aadhaar card form and provide the same accordingly.
There are several fields on an Aadhaar card form, some of which are listed below:
Full Name - You are required to write your full name in this section. Don’t make any spelling mistakes as it will be written in the same way on your card.
Gender - Choose your gender among the options.
Date of Birth - Enter your DOB in DD/MM/YYYY format. If you don't have proof of your date of birth, pick 'Declared' alternative. If you have any relevant documentation, choose the 'Verified' option.
Contact Number & Email Id - Give your active mobile number and email as both will be linked to your Aadhaar card.
Address - Mention your residential address carefully since it will be used for the delivery of your card.
Father’s/Spouse Name - If you are unmarried, provide your father’s name. In the case of a married person, the spouse's name should be written.
Signature/Thumb Impression - Provide your signature/thumb impression in the designated column of the Aadhaar application form.
Below is the list of documents you must have while applying for an Aadhaar card:
Voter ID card
Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme job card
Photo ID issued by recognised educational universities
Pensioner photo card
Freedom fighter photo card
Kissan photo passbook
Certificate of identification with a photograph issued by a Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar
Voter Id card
Post office passbook
Credit card statements
Receipt of property tax
Insurance policy certificate
NREGA job card
Certificate of Address with a photo issued by an MP, MLA, or Gazetted Officer
Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority issues (applicable in rural areas)
Certificate of vehicle registration
Parents passbook (in case of a minor applicant)
MNREGA job card
Army canteen card
Date of Birth Proof
Certificate of birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer
Note - You can submit any of the documents from each section with your Aadhaar card form.
A birth certificate is an essential document for an Aadhaar card. However, if you do not have your birth certificate, you can submit other alternatives such as a passport, PAN card, etc.
Yes. You can apply for an Aadhaar card from another state by visiting your nearest Aadhaar card centre.