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.
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.
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
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.
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
Credit card with photograph
Debit card with photograph
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
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
Here is the list of documents that you may use as your date of birth proof.
Educational marksheets issued by any government or board university
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
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
MNREGA job card
Medical card issued by the state government, ECHS, CGHS, or ESIC
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.
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
Following is the list of documents that can be used as address proof.
Voter Id card
Utility bills (Gas, electricity, etc)
Post office account statement
Credit card statement
Tax receipt of the property
Insurance policy documents
Photo identity card issued by the government
Freedom fighter card
Photo and a letter with an address signed by the bank on letterhead
NREGA job card
Signed letter with address and photograph on the letterhead of the company issued by the registered office
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
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
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
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)
If you are unable to provide any documents, you may apply through the Head of Family (HOF) or introducer.
Below is the list of documents that can be used to change your surname.
Voter Id 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.