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To be eligible for an Aadhaar number, you must pass a series of obligations and have your data validated. It is completely free to apply for an Aadhaar card. The processes to successfully apply for and receive your 12-digit number Aadhaar card is as follows:

How to Apply for an Aadhaar Card Online?

To apply for an Aadhaar Card online, you must follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Step 1: First, visit the official portal of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) - appointments.uidai.gov.in

  • Step 2: Book an appointment at your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre. Alternatively, you can simply go to the one nearest to you without an appointment.

  • Step 3: Make sure you carry identity proof, address proof, and evidence of your date of birth.

  • Step 4: Once you reach the Centre, take an enrolment form from the concerned official and fill out the required details. Alternatively, you can also download this form from UIDAI’s website online and do the needful.

  • Step 5: Fill up the required information in the form and submit it with the required documents.

  • Step 6: The documents and the form will undergo a verification process. Once verified successfully, your Aadhaar Card will reach you at the given address within 90 days.


Note that after completing the above steps, a representative will give you an acknowledgement slip as proof of your enrolment. Keep it safe as you will need it to track the status of your application in the future.

How to Apply for an Aadhaar Card at an Enrolment Centre (Offline)?

To apply for an Aadhaar Card at an Aadhaar enrolment Centre, you simply need to visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre and then follow a series of simple steps.

  • Step 1: Locate the Aadhaar enrolment Centre that is the nearest to you. If you live in a Tier-1 city, you can search for your nearest Aadhaar enrolment Centre at uidai.gov.in. If you live in any other city, you must visit appointments.uidai.gov.in

  • Step 2: Fill in the enrolment form and submit the same along with the required documents. You will need to carry identity proof, address proof, and proof of birth with you.

  • Step 3: After that, you must provide your biometric data, including your thumbprints and your iris scan, to the Aadhaar representative, following which, they will click a picture of you.

  • Step 4: After completing step 3, an acknowledgement letter will be given to you. This will contain a 14-digit enrolment number, which you must keep safely for future reference, at least until you receive your Aadhaar Card.


Note that after submission of all of the required data, the same will undergo a verification process. Once completed, you will receive your Aadhaar card at the address given by you within 90 days.

India's Aadhaar Enrolment Centres are Listed Below.

Please find below mentioned India’s popular states where Aadhaar enrolment centres are available. Also, check here the Aadhaar enrolment centre's detailed list of states.


Aadhaar Enrolment Center Address


Timonagaon BO, Dibrugarh, Dibrugarh East, Jilliguri Gaon, Assam - 786 010


Aadhaar Center Bank of India, No 325 12th Cross Road Binnamanagala Stage 1 Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Bangalore North, Indiranagar, Karnataka - 560 038

New Delhi

BARB0CONNU, Bank Of Baroda, B-3, Block-B, Connaught Place Delhi, New Delhi, G.P.O., Delhi - 110 001

Tamil Nadu

Chennai GPO, RAJAJI SALAI, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 001


Union Bank Of India, Hind Jyoti Building, Gunjali Mansion, Barister Nath Pai Marg, Cotton Green., Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400 033

West Bengal

Tollygunge HO, 14G DPS ROAD, Kolkata, Tollygunge, West Bengal - 700 033


Manekbag Po, Opp - Prarthna Vihar Soc, Manekbag , Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380 015

Documents Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card

Once you've decided on an enrolment centre, you'll need to schedule an online appointment. Below is the list of documents required to apply for an Aadhaar Card.

  • PAN Card

  • Passport

  • Voter ID

  • Driving Licence

  • Water/Electricity/Gas Bill


If you don't have a valid individual document, a family entitlement paper with your information will suffice. If you don't meet any of the above requirements, an introducer at the enrolment centre who has been appointed by the Registrar and possesses a valid Aadhaar number can assist you.

How can I Update any Information Provided During the Enrollment Process

  • During the enrolment process, you can check all of the information submitted and make any necessary adjustments or revisions on the spot.

  • If you need to make any changes after enrolment, you'll have 96 hours to visit the centre, provide the acknowledgement slip, and make any changes to the information you've already submitted.

How to Check Aadhaar Card Status

To do so, you will need to keep your Aadhaar enrolment ID ready. This 28-digit long numerical figure can be found on the acknowledgement slip given to you at the time of applying for the Aadhaar Card. After that, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Step 1: To check the Aadhaar card status visit myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus and enter the first 14-digits of this enrolment ID. Providing the last 14-digits is optional.
  • Step 2: Then, enter the captcha code and click on ‘Submit’ to proceed. The page that will follow will reveal your Aadhaar card application status.

How to Download an Aadhaar Card

Using your EID, you can obtain an electronic copy of your Aadhaar. To obtain an Aadhaar card, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Step 1: Go to eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in and fill out the form.

  • Step 2: Select 'Enrolment EID' from the drop-down menu.

  • Step 3: In 14-digit format, provide your enrolment ID number as well as the time and date values.

  • Step 4: Type your full name, pin code, and picture captcha code in the boxes provided.

  • Step 5: Confirm your request for an OTP by clicking the 'Request OTP' option.

  • Step 6: Enter the one-time password (OTP) sent to your registered mobile number.

  • Step 7: Select 'Download Aadhaar' from the drop-down menu.

  • Step 8: Your Aadhaar card will be available for download as an electronic copy.

Reprint of the Aadhaar Card

Below is the steps to reprint the Aadhaar card-

  • Step 1: You can use the ‘Aadhaar Reprint’ service if you've misplaced your Aadhaar card. For a price of ₹50, you can request a reprint (including GST and posting charges).
  • Step 2: To obtain a reprint of your card, you'll need your Aadhaar number or VID.
  • Step 3: If you have lost or misplaced your Aadhaar card or details, do not apply or enrol for it again.
  • Step 4: It is recommended that you just enrol once. Your application will be denied if you apply more than once.

FAQs on How to Apply for an Aadhaar Card?

What details will be captured during the Aadhaar enrolment process?

When you enrol for your Aadhaar Card, you will be asked to submit identity proof, address proof as well as proof of birth. Additionally, your biometric data such as your fingerprints and iris scan will be captured during the process as well.

Will the operator charge any fee for Aadhaar enrolment?

No. The Aadhaar enrolment is done for free-of-cost; therefore, you will not be charged for applying for an Aadhaar card.

Is there a minimum age for applying for Aadhaar?

No. There is no lower age limit for applying. Aadhaar numbers can be obtained even by newborn newborns.

Can I still enrol if I don't have all of my fingers or both of my irises?

Yes. Aadhaar software includes a feature to address such situations. For example, in the Aadhaar Client Program, there is an option called exception for the blind. When an exception is marked on the iris in the software, it infers that the resident is blind, which is visually impaired. A full-size photograph of the visually impaired individual will also be taken.

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