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Post demonetization, having an Aadhaar card has become even more essential than before. This 12 digit Aadhaar card number has become so important that almost all service providers such as banks and cell phone operators have made it mandatory to link their accounts & numbers with an aadhaar card.
Aadhaar is based on an individual’s biometric and demographic data which is collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), a statutory authority established in January 2009 by the government of India, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, following the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016.
If you don’t have an aadhaar card, it’s high time you get one to make your life easier. Before applying, an individual has to book an appointment online for aadhaar card enrolment. Post this, they have to visit the enrolment centre for biometric verification.
The first step is to locate an aadhaar enrolment centre accessible to you. One can also directly visit the centre. However, this is not recommend as it is inconvenient and takes too much time. Once you have finalised a particular centre, book your online appointment at the official website of UID - uidai.gov.in. Simply follow these steps below for a smooth registration process.
Once you have successfully booked an appointment online, the next step is to visit the enrolment centre in order to submit all your biometric and demographic information.
This process comprises of the following steps:
An individual has to book an appointment online for aadhaar enrolment
Visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre post confirmation of appointment
Mention all the details and double check the duly filled form for correction
Submit their biometric data that include fingerprints of all 10 fingers and iris scan of both eyes and a photograph
After all the documents and biometric data are checked, you will get an acknowledgement slip of your enrolment having a 14-digit enrolment number and 14 digit Date-Time stamp on it, which will help you track the status of your application.
There are three criteria which have to be met for aadhaar card enrolment.
Document Based: The application form has to accompanied with one Proof of Identity (POI) document and one valid Proof of Address (POA) document.
Head of Family: The Head of Family (HOF) may introduce family members by means of documents which establish Proof of Relationship (POR).
Introducer’s Reference: In the absence of a valid Proof of Identity (POI) and Proof of Address (POA) document, an introducer’s reference can be utilised. An introducer is a person appointed by the Registrar and should have an aadhaar card.
Note: Every citizen has to go to an aadhaar camp or one of the Permanent Enrolment Centres for aadhaar enrolment.
As mentioned above, an individual can directly visit a centre for enrolment. But the UIDAI also provides an option to book an appointment for the enrolment process. The single most advantage of booking is that your appointment is fixed and confirmed. It is convenient as the applicant does not have to wait in long queues for their turn and saves a lot of time.
Apart from this, the UIDAI has provided multiple options such as partnering with public and private sector banks for a hassle-free enrolment process. To avail this facility online, simply visit (uidai.gov.in/) and fill in the application form with all the requested credentials and details including the preferred location of the enrolment centre. After fixing the appointment, the applicant can begin their registration process.
UIDAI gives you an option to reschedule or cancel your online appointment for aadhaar enrollment online through their website. As a practice, you must keep your token number ready which was provided during the time of booking the appointment.
To cancel your aadhaar card appointment online, follow the below steps:
To reschedule your aadhaar card appointment online, follow the below steps:
Proof of Identity: They include PAN card, passport, ration card, government id, driving license, arms license, voter id, school or college id, debit/credit card with a photo
Proof of Address: They include PAN card, passport, ration card, government id, arms license, voter id, bank statement or passbook
Proof of relationship: They include, passport, ration card, MNREGA job card, CGHS or ECHS photo card, pensioner photo card, marriage certificate with address
Proof of Date of Birth: They include, PAN card, passport, government id, SSC mark sheet, birth certificate
How to take appointment for enrolment of aadhaar card online?
Simply Visit the https://wenrol.uidai.gov.in/enrolment_request/view/enrol/home.php website and fill up the Enrolment Request Application Form with all mandatory details. Then submit the form and you will be given an option to book an appointment with the enrolment centre.
How to Enroll for Aadhaar Card Online?
To avail this facility online, simply visit (https://uidai.gov.in/) and fill in the application form with all the requested credentials and details including the preferred location of the enrolment centre. After fixing the appointment, you can begin the registration process.
Where to Find Aadhar Enrolment Center?
Visit appointments.uidai.gov.in/centersearch.aspx to search for a centre near you on the basis of state, pin code and search box.
How can I track my aadhaar card status after I have enrolled with them?
Click on UIDAI website (uidai.gov.in) > Navigate to Resident Portal > Click on tab saying "Check Your Aadhaar Status" and fill all the asked information to find your Aadhaar card status.