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How to Apply For Aadhaar Without Any Documents

Aadhaar carries a lot of importance in the life of every Indian Citizen. Although, when Aadhaar was initially launched people didn’t know the importance of it. However, over time it has become a mandatory document for various initiatives and benefit schemes of the government. Apart from your identification, it has various other benefits - it can reduce the burden of submitting too many documents while opening a bank account, buying a new sim card, etc. As per the official website of UIDAI (Unique Identification Governing Body of India), more than 120 crore Aadhaar cards have been issued. UIDAI is the official governing body for Aadhaar and all its operations come under it. Now, there might be some people who may not have proper document proof to apply for Aadhaar. Read on to know how one can apply for Aadhaar without documents.

Steps to Apply for Aadhaar Card without Documents

An individual who does not have proper document proof but wishes to apply for Aadhaar can still apply with the help of an introducer authorised by UIDAI. The introducer can help in authenticating the identity of the applicant and his/her residence in absence of the required documents. Below are the steps that need to be followed for this process:

  • As an applicant, you need to first find out the nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre in your area. The information can be availed online by visiting the official website of the UIDAI.
  • You will need to ask for enrolment/correction form at the enrolment centre.
  • Fill the form mentioning all the details required in the form.
  • You will need to get the form authenticated by an introducer who is notified and identified by the Registrar of Regionals Offices of Aadhaar.
  • Submit the form to the Aadhaar executive at the enrolment centre.
  • If the details are correctly mentioned and the introducer has verified the same, then your form will be processed.
  • After that, your biometric data, such as fingerprint, iris scan and photo will be taken by the Aadhaar executive.
  • The Aadhaar executive will then provide an acknowledgment slip containing the application number. This number can be used to track the Aadhaar card status
  • The Aadhaar card is normally sent within 90 days through a post on the address mentioned in the Aadhaar enrolment form.

Who are the Introducers?

An Aadhaar introducer is a person who is verified and notified either by the registrar or the regional office of UIDAI. The full details of the introducer s like housing address and Aadhaar data are registered in UIDAI’s CIDR (Central Identities Data Repository).

The main task of the introducer is to introduce and verify the identity of a person, who does not have any proper proof of identity (POI) or proof of address (POA) , to the UIDAI at the time of Aadhaar enrolment . The introducer is appointed by the registrar and he/she works with the entity. The introducer has the powers of introducing a person to UIDAI but it is limited to a specific region only. If in case other registrars notify the same introducer, he can extend his duties to other approved regions as well.

What is eligibility to become an Aadhaar Introducer?

If an individual wants to become introducer for UIDAI he/she will have to fulfil the following requirements:

  • The legal verified age of the introducer needs to at least 18 years old.
  • There should not be a criminal case in the name of the introducer.
  • The introducer is required to share his or her Aadhaar details with the registrar at UIDAI or the regional office of UIDAI.
  • The introducer can be an employee of the registrar, member of a local body, elected representative of a local body, ASHA worker, postman, doctor, teacher, etc
  • A member of a local NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) is also allowed to apply to become an introducer at UIDAI.

Responsibilities of an Introducer

The primary task of the introducer is to help an individual with no supporting document to apply for Aadhaar card The introducer will need to ensure that the information given or provided in the enrolment form of the applicant is accurate

  • He or she should be easily accessible to the residents of the specific region
  • The introducer should verify and approve the enrolment application if he or she finds the details mentioned in the form to be accurate.
  • The introducer should help only those residents with genuine reasons for not having supporting documents required for Aadhaar enrolment.
  • The introducer should strictly not charge any fee from the people to whom he or she is providing the service of introduction to the UIDAI for Aadhaar card enrolment purpose.
  • Only the registrar can prescribe a payment for this activity.

Liabilities of an Introducer

An introducer’s main task is to introduce the individuals to the UIDAI who don’t have the required documents for Aadhaar enrolment. The liabilities of the introducer are mentioned below:

  • The introducer should not collaborate with someone who impersonates others during enrolment.
  • The introducer needs to verify the genuine cases and only help them. He or she should not help anybody else deliberately.
  • The introducer should not provide or plan to provide false biometric data.
  • If the introducer is found breaching any conditions or acting unlawfully then he will face the full force of the law.

FAQ's on How To Apply For Aadhaar Without Any Documents

What are all the documents required to apply Aadhar card without documents?

The following are the documents required to apply for Aadhaar card:

  • Proof of Identity of the introducer registered with the registrar or regional office of UIDAI.
  • Proof of Address of the introducer.
  • Aadhar of the Introducer
  • Biometric information including the photograph of the introducer.
  • Biometric and Demographic information of the applicant.
  • If the introducer belongs to the family of the applicant then his/her relationship proof.

How do I get proof of ID?

In order to get proof of ID one can apply for identity proof, like PAN card, along with the necessary documents required.

Can I apply Aadhar card from other state?

Yes, Aadhaar can be applied from any enrolment centre in India even if it is not in the state of your residence.

How can I apply for PAN card without any documents?

To apply for PAN card without any documents, an individual will be required to take a certificate from a Gazetted Officer or MLA or MP or Municipal Councillor in a specific format, as prescribed by the Income Tax Department of India towards the identity proof and address proof for the PAN card application.