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AADHAAR number is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the UIDAI to every individual in India. It is generated by taking the demographic as well as the biometric details such as the iris scan, fingerprints, address proof as well as the date of birth of the individual.

apply for Aadhaar, you have to visit the Aadhaar enrolment centre of your choice along with valid documents of proof of identity, address proof and date of birth.

Documents Required For Aadhar Cards

  • Identity proof documents (should contain your name and photo).
  • Address proof documents (should contain your name and address).
  • Date of birth documents.
  • Proof of relationship documents (should contain information of the head of the family).



1.  Passport
2.  PAN Card
3.  Ration/ PDS Photo Card
4.  Voter ID
5.  Driving License
6.  Arms License

8.   Army Canteen Card.

9)  Pension Card.

Enrolling for Aadhaar

Once you visit the centre with the necessary documents, here are the steps that you need to complete:

  • Fill the enrolment form available at the centre with your personal details.
  • Capturing demographic data – your name, DOB, address, gender, and mobile number have to be mandatorily provided. You may also provide your email address, but this is optional.
  • Biometrics information – Your photograph (only face) will be taken at the centre along with your fingerprints (all 10 fingers) and a scan of your irises.
  • Children below the age of 5 – Parent’s/guardian’s name, Aadhaar, and biometrics to be provided.
  • Review all the details provided, make any corrections if needed during the review process and complete enrolment.
  • You will receive an acknowledgment slip containing your enrolment number and other details that were collected.

It takes around 60-90 days for the authorities to dispatch the Aadhaar card, but one can track the status of his/her Aadhaar card online by visiting the UIDAI website with the enrolment number (EID) mentioned in the acknowledgement slip.

The UIDAI also provides facilities for both residents and non-resident Indians to download e-Aadhaar card from its website. The digital copy of Aadhar is equally accepted for all kinds of service

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