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To avail of an Aadhaar card, you will be required to submit a range of documents. The Aadhaar documents list spans four major categories, and under it, you can submit any document that serves the purpose. Read on below to learn the Aadhaar card documents you are required to submit in order to avail an Aadhaar card and access the services.

Detailed List of Documents Required for Aadhaar Card

While applying for a new Aadhaar card online, you are required to submit documents in four categories. Below is the list of documents required for an Aadhaar card. 

  • Documents demonstrating proof of identity

  • Documents demonstrating proof of residence

  • Documents demonstrating date of birth

  • Documents demonstrating proof of relationship

1. Documents required as Proof of Identity

The documents you use as identity proof should contain your name and photograph. Here is the list of documents that you can provide as proof of your identity. 

  • Voter Id

  • PAN card

  • Ration  card

  • Passport

  • Driving licence

  • NREGS job card

  • Any government-issued photo identity card 

  • PSU-issued service photo identity card

  • Photo identity card issued by an eminent and government-recognised educational institute

  • Arms licence

  • Credit card with photograph

  • Debit card with photograph

  • Bank passbook

  • Kisan photo passbook 

  • Pensioner photo card

  • Freedom fighter photo card

  • Marriage certificate with photograph

  • CGHS (Central Government Health Insurance Scheme)/ECHS (Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) photo card

  • Identity certificate with photograph, issued by a Gazetted officer/Tehsildar on a letterhead

  • Address card with name and photograph, issued by the Department of Posts

  • Certificate of identity with photograph, issued by an MLA/MLC/MP/Municipal Councillor, on their letterhead

  • Disability Id card or handicapped medical certificate issued by the government of any state or union territory’s administration

  • Certificate from an authority at a recognised educational institute, such as Superintendent, Marton, Warden, or the Head of the Institution

  • Bhamashah Card

  • SC, ST, or OBC certificate with photograph

  • Certificate of identity with photograph issued by the Mukhiya or Village Panchayat Head

  • RSBY (Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana) card

  • SSLC (Senior Secondary School Leaving Certificate) with a photograph

2. Documents required as proof of Date of Birth

Here is the list of documents that you may use as your date of birth proof.

  • Birth certificate

  • Bank passbook

  • PAN card

  • Educational marksheets issued by any government or board university

  • Passport

  • SSLC/STC (School Transfer Certificate) having name and date of birth

  • Birth certificate issued by Group A Gazetted officer on letterhead

  • Photo identity card having DOB details, issued by recognised educational institutions

  • A certificate/identity card having photograph and DOB details duly signed and issued by a government authority

  • Government photo identity card having DOB details 

  • Central or state pension payment order

  • CGSHA/SGHS photo identity card having DOB details

3. Documents required as  Proof of Relationship

This type of documentation is required if a minor applies for an Aadhaar card. In order to acquire it, he/she must produce a few documents proving his/her relationship with the family's head. Below are the details about the same.

  • PDS (Public Distribution System) card

  • Army canteen card

  • Passport

  • MNREGA job card

  • Medical card issued by the state government, ECHS, CGHS, or ESIC

  • Pension card

  • Any family entitlement document issued by the central/state government

  • Government-issued marriage certificate 

  • Birth certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation, or any other local governmental notified body, such as Tahluk, Tehsil, etc.

  • Bhamashah card

  • Address card having name and photograph, issued by the Department of Posts

  • Identity certificate containing a photograph issued on their letterhead by an MLA/MP/MLC/Gazetted Officer/Municipal Councillor

  • Discharge slip issued by government hospital upon childbirth

  • An identity certificate issued by the mukhiya/village panchayat having a photograph and relationship to the family’s head

4. Documents required as Proof of Address

Following is the list of documents that can be used as address proof.

  • Voter Id card

  • Driving licence

  • Passport

  • Ration card

  • Bank passbook

  • Utility bills (Gas, electricity, etc)

  • Rent agreement 

  • Post office account statement

  • Credit card statement

  • Tax receipt of the property

  • Insurance policy documents

  • Photo identity card issued by the government

  • Arms licence

  • Freedom fighter card

  • Kisan passbook

  • Photo and a letter with an address signed by the bank on letterhead

  • NREGA job card

  • Pensioner card

  • Signed letter with address and photograph on the letterhead of the company issued by the registered office

  • EGHS/CGHS card

  • Address certificate comprising photo on a letterhead, issued by an MLA or MP or Tehsildar or Gazetted Officer

  • Domicile certificate with photograph issued by the government

  • Bhamashah card

  • Vehicle registration certificate

  • Disability Id card or handicapped medical certificate issued by governments and administrations of the respective state or union territory

  • Passport of spouse

  • Allotment letter issued by the government 

  • A marriage certificate having address details 

  • Certificate issued by authorised personnel of recognised shelter homes or orphanages

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Documents Required for Aadhaar Card for Child/Minors

The documents needed to issue Aadhaar cards to children are the same as those necessary for any other application. Furthermore, if your child is under the age of five, you are not required to provide his or her biometric data. It can be added after the kid reaches the age of five.

Here is the list of documents needed.

  • Proof of identity 

  • Proof or residence

  • Proof of date of birth

  • Aadhaar card of one of the parent

FAQs on Documents Required for Aadhaar Card

What are the documents required for an Aadhaar card for NRIs?

An NRI (whether minor or adult) in possession of a valid Indian passport may apply for an Aadhaar card at any Aadhaar Seva Kendra. Following is the list of documents required for the same.

  • Proof of identity (Voter Id card, Driving licence, Passport, etc)

  • Proof of residence (Utility bills, Passport, Driving licence, etc)

  • Proof of date of birth (Birth certificate, Educational certificates, etc)

Is it possible to get an Aadhaar card without any documents?

If you are unable to provide any documents, you may apply through the Head of Family (HOF) or introducer.

What documents are needed for changing one’s surname on an Aadhaar card?

Below is the list of documents that can be used to change your surname.

  • Driving licence

  • Marriage certificate

  • Voter Id card

  • Passport

  • PAN card

What documents are needed for changing/updating address in the Aadhaar card?

The documents required for updating the address on an Aadhaar card are the same as those required for proof of residency while enrolling such as voter Id card, driving licence, passport, bank passbook, utility bills, rent agreement, etc. You can use any of the documents to change your Aadhaar card's residence address.

When do you Submit Documents for Your Aadhaar Card?

While applying for an Aadhaar card, there are a few necessary documents that you must provide along with your application form. The UIDAI has determined the list of Aadhaar supporting documents. You are required to provide original copies of the required document for the verification process. Once you submit them, the authorised staff will scan them and give you the back originals.


Additionally, you are also required to provide Aadhaar card supporting documents, if you need to do any kind of modification to it. For instance, updating the information on your Aadhaar card is essential if your residence or phone number has changed.

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