What is Aadhaar
Aadhaar card is a unique identification card issued by UIDAI, an agency under the aegis of Planning Commission of India. Your Aadhaar card is a proof of your identity and address and very helpful in opening a bank account, getting a LPG connection, applying for a passport, and obtaining benefits under different government schemes. It is a unique randomly generated 12 digit number that is issued by UIDAI without any consideration for age, gender, caste and creed of the individual. If you have Aadhaar card, you can present it anywhere as a proof of identity and address. If you live in a part of the country where you do not find a camp to apply for your Aadhaar card, there is no need to worry as now you can get your Aadhaar card online. This article tells you how to get Aadhaar card online in simple steps.
How to find the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre
Aadhaar card is free, and you can apply for your Aadhaar card from anywhere in India. You cannot apply for it online, but you can get an appointment date from the nearest registration centre online. You have to go the registration centre physically on the allotted date and time. You can also walk-in to the nearest Aadhaar card centre without any appointment. You can get the information about the nearest centre from the official website of UAIDI that is http://uidai.gov.in/. Just click on the state you live in and then click on your city or district to get the nearest centre to your place of living.
What documents you need to present at the Aadhaar centre?
You have to carry at least one address proof, one identity proof and one proof of date of birth to be able to apply for Aadhaar card. You need to carry original documents for cross verification and the original certificates will be returned to you after verification. Do not forget to carry Xerox copies of these certificates for submission at the time of enrolment.
Documents for proof of identity
You can take passport, ration card, voter ID card, PAN card, government photo ID card, photo ID issued by your educational institution, identity proof with photo attested by a gazette officer, bank ATM card with photo, freedom fighter photo card, etc. as proof of identity.
Documents for proof of address
You can carry passport, bank passbook, voter ID card, ration card, DL, current electricity bill, current water bill, insurance policy, telephone bill, pensioner card, arms license, kisan passbook, gas connection bill, etc. as proof of address.
Your spouse and your kids can apply for their Aadhaar cards on the basis of your documents if you are the head of the family. You can get the Aadhaar card application form at the enrolment centre or you can download it online. It is better to download forms and fill them up before going for an application at Aadhaar card centre.
What happens at the enrolment centre?
At the enrolment centre, your photo, fingerprints and iris scan will be done. The same procedure will be carried out for everyone in your family. Afterwards, you will receive an acknowledgement slip for every member of your family that you have to keep safely. Once the details provided by you have been verified, you will get an SMS and email by the agency and your Aadhaar card will be sent to you by post after a few days.
You can download your Aadhaar card online
In the case there is a delay in receiving your Aadhaar card, you can check the status of your application by entering the enrollment ID printed in the acknowledgement slip. To get Aadhaar card online, follow the steps given on the website of UIDAI to receive a onetime password on your registered mobile phone. Enter this OTP on the website easily to download your Aadhaar card in PDF form if it has been generated.
This is all you need to know if you do not know how to get Aadhaar card online.
Get yourapplication form Aadhaar Enrolment / CorrectionForm
Check the status of your Aadhaar application at e-Aadhaar