Aadhaar cards have emerged as the primary document demonstrating proof of identity of an individual in India. It is essential to have an Aadhaar card, and while it is not mandatory, having an authorised Aadhaar card does make processes significantly faster and easier.
An Aadhaar card is also helpful when you need to avail services. For instance, you could feel the need to apply for a personal loan to fulfil your lifelong goals and ambitions.
For such purposes and others, you can apply for a personal loan on Finserv MARKETS, where you can get up to Rs. 25 Lakhs and repay it over a flexible repayment tenure ranging from 1 to 5 years.
However, to avail of such services from a range of banks and non-banking financial institutions (NBFCs), you will be required to offer your Aadhaar card as proof of identity and residence. 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.
The list of supporting documents for Aadhaar has been specified by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). These documents are to be kept in hand for the first time you apply for an Aadhaar card. The documents’ original copies need to be furnished, and the authorised personnel will scan them and return the originals to you.
The Aadhaar supporting documents also need to be furnished when you require any changes to be made to your Aadhaar card. For instance, if you have changed addresses or phone numbers, it is imperative to have these details updated on your Aadhaar card.
Since your registered mobile number is added on the Aadhaar card, you will receive notifications or alerts pertaining to your Aadhaar card there. For instance, if you generate a virtual Aadhaar ID, the generated ID will be sent to your registered mobile number. If that number has not been updated, your VID could fall into the wrong hands and be used for fraudulent purposes. To avoid such an eventuality, make sure to update your details as soon as the details listed on your Aadhaar card change.
As mentioned below, the documents needed for the Aadhaar card span four categories. These include:
Documents demonstrating proof of identity
Documents demonstrating date of birth
Documents demonstrating proof of relationship
Documents demonstrating proof of address
Under these four broad categories, a range of documents are allowed for submission in order to avail an Aadhaar card. Read on below to learn the full list of supporting documents for Aadhaar and which ones might be easiest for you to submit.
These Aadhaar documents contain the name and photograph of the applicant and are used as proof of their identity. Read on to learn documents that can be furnished for this purpose.
Ration card/PDS photo card
Any government-issued photo ID card or PSU-issued service photo ID card
Job card issued under NREGS
Photo ID card issued by an eminent and government-recognised educational institute
Photo credit card
Bank-issued ATM card with the picture of the applicant
Kissan photo passbook
Pensioner photo card
Freedom fighter card with photo
Address Card with name and photo, issued by the Department of Posts
Identity certificate with photograph, issued by a Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on a letterhead
CGHS/ECHS photo card
Disability ID card or handicapped medical certificate issued by the government of any state or union territory’s administration
Certificate of identity comprising photo, issued by an MLA or MLC or MP or Municipal Councillor, on their letterhead
Certificate from an authority at a recognised educational institute, such as a matron or superintendent or warden or the head of the institution
In case of name change, the gazette notification has been furnished to demonstrate the change
Certificate demonstrating that the applicant belongs to the SC, ST or OBC community, with a photograph
Marriage certificate containing a photograph
SSLC book with a photograph
If the applicant is from the rural areas, an identity certificate with a photograph issued by a village mukhiya or panchayat head.
Your correct date of birth is one of the details verified by submitting these documents required for an Aadhaar card. There are several documents that can fulfil this function, read below to learn more.
Certificate of birth
SSLC certificate or book
Marksheet issued by any government or university board
A date of birth certificate issued by a gazetted officer of Group A on a letterhead
A photo ID containing date of birth issued by the government or any PSU
Pension payment order issued by state or central government
Any photo ID card issued by a recognised educational institute
Central government’s Health Scheme Photo card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Photo Card.
In many cases, an Aadhaar card may not be issued for a minor if they are unable to demonstrate their relationship with the head of the family, in whose name the bills might come, or land might be registered. In order to get an Aadhaar card, minors may have to furnish documents that prove their relationship with the head of the family. Read on below to learn the list of supporting documents for Aadhaar, which can be used to demonstrate the applicant’s relationship with the head of the family.
Army canteen card
State government or ECHS or ESIC or CGHS medical card
Job card for MNREGA
Family entitlement document issued by the government, either state or central
Birth certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation, or any other local governmental notified body, such as Tehsil, Tahluk, etc.
Marriage certificate issued by the government
Address card with name and photograph, issued by the Department of Posts
Discharge slip issued by government hospital upon childbirth
Certificate of identity containing a photograph issued on their letterhead by an MLA or MP or MLC or a Gazetted Officer or Municipal Councillor
In rural areas, an identity certificate is issued by the mukhiya or village panchayat comprising a photograph and relationship to the family’s head.
These Aadhaar documents need to be proof of the applicant’s name and address. These could include:
Bank statement or passbook
Post office account statement or passbook
Photo ID card issued either by the government or a PSU
Amenities bill issued in the last three months for services including water, electricity, gas connection, telephone landline, etc.
Credit card statement issued in the last three months
Property tax receipt issued in the last year
Insurance policy-related documents
A signed letter comprising photograph issued by a bank or registered company
Photo ID with address issued by a recognised educational institute
ECHS or CGHS card
School ID card
SSLC book with a photograph
Job card for NREGS
Freedom fighter card
Address certificate comprising photo on a letterhead, issued by an MLA or MP or Tehsildar or Gazetted Officer
Assessment order of income tax
Registered agreement for rent/lease/sale
Certificate of vehicle registration
Address card with photograph issued by the Department of Posts
Caste and Domicile certificate with photograph issued by the state government
Handicapped medical certificate or Disability ID card issued by governments and administrations of the respective state or union territory
Passport of spouse or parents, when the applicant is a minor
Allotment or accommodation letter issued by the government in the last three years
Marriage certificate with the address given by the government
Certificate issued by an authorised personnel of recognised shelter homes or orphanages
In rural areas, an address certificate issued by the panchayat head or equivalent authority can be submitted.
As evident from above, the list of documents for the Aadhaar card is enormous and can be easily submitted. Keep these documents handy before you start your application for the Aadhaar card.