Aadhaar Card
by 5paisa Research Team Last Updated: 2023-10-10T14:40:39+05:30
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The Aadhaar card is a 12-digit Unique Identification Number allotted by the Government of India to every Aadhaar card holder. Although it is a voluntary document, it is essential for various purposes. From government subsidy programs to identification as an Indian citizen, the Aadhaar card authenticates identity.

PAN card (Permanent Account Number) and Aadhaar card are also linked for better security and several government-mandated processes. 

Locate an Aadhaar enrollment centre

To apply for an Aadhaar card, one must find an Aadhaar enrollment centre. These centres help in the Aadhaar application and clarify various doubts about how to apply for a new Aadhaar Card. There are multiple Aadhaar centres located across each city. 

To locate the Aadhaar enrollment centre, you can visit the UIDAI website for Aadhaar enrollment centres. After entering the details like state, city, or postal code, you will get a list of all the Aadhaar enrollment centres. You can choose from the list and visit the nearest centre. Before visiting any enrollment centre, you must collect all the documents to apply for an Aadhaar card. 

Documents required are proof of age, proof of address, and proof of identity. For a complete list of required documents, check the UIDAI website for the documents required for Aadhaar.

Visit an Enrollment centre

Once you pick the centre, it is recommended to book an appointment before visiting the enrollment centre. Some of these centres are digitized, and they have the facility to book an appointment online before visiting. This reduces the effort of waiting at the centre.  

Additionally, you can take an appointment for Aadhaar-related issues. For instance, you can take an appointment for changing or updating address, mobile number, email ID, date of birth, gender, and even biometrics (fingerprint and iris scan). You can also visit the enrollment centre directly and ask for the enrollment form.

Enrolling for Aadhaar

You can enroll for Aadhaar at the enrollment centre in a few simple steps. If you want to apply for Aadhaar for a family member, it is mandatory that the family member should be present physically along with their documents.

●  Visit the enrollment centre and get an Aadhaar enrollment form. 

●  Fill out the form with the required details and give it to the person in charge at the centre along with the documents required. 

●  It is essential to carry the original documents for verifications. 

●  After filling out the form, you can proceed with biometric verification.

●  Biometric verification means the scanning of ten fingerprints and two irises. If there is a disability due to which you cannot give all ten fingerprints or two irises’ scans, the officer at the enrollment centre would help to ensure quick resolution.

●  The operator at the enrollment centre gives an acknowledgement slip with the Enrollment Identity Number (EID).

How to enroll for a new Aadhaar Card online

On selecting the nearest enrolment centre, you can download the enrollment form online. After downloading the enrollment form, fill out all the necessary details. The instructions to fill out the enrollment form are mentioned in the form areas below:
1. Fill out your full name without using any prefix titles (Mr. /Miss).

2. Mention gender, age, and date of birth.

3. Enter the correct address.

4. Fill in guardians' details (compulsory for children below five years of age).

5. Write verification type as per the documents provided for verification.

6. Check the fields of documents provided.

7. Once the form is filled, take a printout of the form.

8. The signature of the applicant at the end of the form by hand is mandatory. For minors, signatures are done by guardians or parents.
Submit this printout to the enrollment centre along with the documents. 

List of some Aadhaar Card Centres in India



Center Address


Union bank of India, 263 Madhu Hans, Dr A B Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400025


M.L.A Office, C-156, Budh Nagar, Inderpuri, Delhi - 110012


Dhalii, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh - 171012

Tamil Nadu

Townhall Zone, Coimbatore Corporation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641001


Bank of India, Dr. Cook Road Branch, Opp. Shastri Baug Corner, Anand, Gujarat - 388001


Kishorenagar Sub Post Office, Cuttack, Odisha - 754131

Madhya Pradesh

Maa Sharda Digital Sewa Kendra, 6 E Kailashpuri Colony, Near Jineshwar School, Indore, Madhya Pradesh - 452010


SBI Bank C Scheme, C-6, Malviya Mar, C Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan - 302001


#77, 1st Floor, S G Complex, Kamakshi Hospital Road, Saraswathipuram, Mysuru, Karnataka - 570009


Check Aadhaar Status

Aadhaar card is processed once the form and biometrics capturing procedure are completed at the enrollment centre. It takes about 90 days for the Aadhaar card to reach the applicant. Sometimes, it may take longer. While you are waiting, you can check your Aadhaar card status online.
Steps to check your Aadhaar status:

1. Visit the UIDAI website to log in - https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/CheckAadhaarStatus

2.Enter the 14-digit EID that is provided on the acknowledgement slip. In case of loss of EID, retrieve it by the registered mobile number registered when filling out the enrollment form.

3. Enter Name, mobile number, and captcha. Press get OTP.

You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Enter the OTP.
4. The status of your Aadhaar card will be visible.

Download E-Aadhaar Card

Once the Aadhaar card number is allotted, you can download your Aadhaar Card online.

Steps to download Aadhaar:

1. Visit this link - https://myaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/genricDownloadAadhaar

2. Enter the Aadhaar number or EID number and captcha.

3. Press OTP. Then, enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.

4. E-Aadhaar is ready to be downloaded in a password-protected file.

Open Free Demat Account
Resend OTP
Please Enter OTP
Mobile No. belongs to

By proceeding, you agree to the T&C.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are two ways: 

1. The individual’s name in the family entitlement document, and the other is the introducer option. Individuals should have their name in the family entitlement document, but to proceed with this, the “Head of the family” should have their name enrolled. Proof of relationship with the head of the family will establish the applicant’s identity.

2. In the introducer option, introducers are available at the enrollment centres, and the Registrar notifies the Introducer. Introducers are individuals like registrar’s employees, elected local body members, individuals of local administrative offices, Anganwadi workers or Asha workers. For more details, visit an Enrollment centre for the Introducer option.

 Fill up the enrollment form either downloaded or at an enrollment centre. Provide documents about the relationship proof with the child. For a child below five years of age, the child’s photo and any parent’s Aadhaar copy are required.

Aadhaar enrollment is free of cost.