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What is Aadhaar?

Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), to the citizens of India, after recording personal details along with address and biometrics. Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometric ID system. Aadhaar card contains name, full postal address and photograph. Aadhaar can be used as a document for both personal identification and as an address proof. Carrying original Aadhaar card around can be risky, as it is a very important document and hence E-Aadhaar was launched. With E-Aadhaar, Aadhaar can be viewed online and downloaded. E-Aadhaar is secured by a password.

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 Aadhaar Card is an official document issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the general public, on behalf of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology under the Government of India. Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit number. It is based on your biometric, demographic and geographic details. Aadhaar is the world’s largest biometric database. Citizen’s photograph, full legal name, full residential address and date of birth are mentioned on Aadhaar card.

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What is E-Aadhaar

E - Aadhaar is the soft copy of Aadhaar which can be accessed from anywhere at any point of time. E – Aadhaar can be downloaded from the official website of UIDAI by logging on to Government has mandated all service providers requiring Aadhaar to verify the identity of individuals to treat E – Aadhaar on par with the original Aadhaar card.

Aadhaar Card Form

How to apply for Aadhaar?

There is no complete online procedure to apply and obtain the Aadhaar. You can visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment center to apply for the Aadhaar. You can book an appointment online on and follow the below mentioned steps:

  • Find your nearest Aadhaar enrolment center. You can find the centers on
  • Download and fill the enrollment application form available on
  • Visit the enrolment center with your documents.
  • Your photograph will be taken after verification and submission of documents.
  • Your biometrics including iris would be scanned and recorded.
  • You will be asked to verify the details, and inform if corrections are to be made.
  •  You will be issued a 14 digit Enrolment ID mentioned on the acknowledgement slip which is used to track the status of your application.

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Documents accepted as Identity Proof:

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Documents accepted as Address Proof;

  • Rental agreement and Property Tax Assessment
  • Electricity Bill/Water Supply Bill/Telephone Bill/Gas Bill
  • Insurance Policy
  • Ration Card
  • Bank Photo Passbook attested by the branch manager

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Documents accepted as Age Proof:

  • Class X Marks Card
  • Date Of Birth Certificate
  • If you are furnishing PAN/Passport/DL/Voter ID as Identity Proof, then there is no need to produce another document for Age Proof.

Below mentioned are the steps to be followed for tracking Aadhaar registration status;

  • Log on to
  • Click on Check Aadhaar Status’.
  • Enter your Enrollment ID, date and time of enrollment and submit by verifying the security code.
  • Your application status would be displayed.

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How to download E-Aadhaar?

Having E-Aadhaar is just as good as having the original Aadhaar card. In case you need E-Aadhaar, then you will have to follow the below mentioned steps;

  • Log on to
  • Enter your details; Enrollment ID, Full Name, Pin Code and security code to request an OTP on registered mobile number.
  • Enter the OTP and validate
  • Download E-Aadhaar by entering the password

Benefits of having E-Aadhar

Following are few benefits of having E - Aadhaar:

  • E - Aadhaar can be downloaded at all times.
  • E - Aadhaar is treated on par with the original Aadhaar card.
  • E - Aadhaar can be produced as a valid document for identity, age and address proof.
  • E - Aadhaar is accepted as a valid identity proof while booking railway tickets as per IRCTC guidelines.
  • Having E - Aadhaar eliminates the need to carry original Aadhaar card.
  • E - Aadhaar can be issued on DigiLocker.
  • E – Aadhaar can be produced as a valid document for identity and address proof for passport document verification.
  • E-Aadhaar is equivalent to the original Aadhaar card.
  • E-Aadhaar can be downloaded anytime from the database and it is secured with a password.
  • E-Aadhaar acts as a document for personal identification and address proof.

Aadhaar Application Form

There is no complete online procedure to apply and obtain Aadhaar card. All applicants must compulsorily be physically present at the Aadhaar card enrolment center at the time of document verification. Below mentioned are the steps to follow to apply for Aadhaar card.

  • Walk in to the nearest Aadhaar enrolment center. Prior appointment may be required for some enrolment centers.
  • For applicants taking prior appointment online, Aadhaar application form has to be filled at the time of appointment booking. For applicants who have directly walked in, fill the form with the help of UIDAI officials.
  • Submit the self attested photocopies of documents along with originals for verification.
  • Post document verification, your photograph and biometrics would be captured.
  • You would be given an enrolment ID that can be used to track the Aadhaar card registration status.

How to Track Aadhar Registration Status

The Aadhaar registration can be tracked online and you don’t have to visit the office. You must follow the below mentioned steps to track your Aadhaar registration status:

Step 1: Log on to Aadhaar card official website of UIDAI.

Step 2: Click on ‘My Aadhaar’ and click on ‘check Aadhaar status’.

Step 3: Enter enrolment ID, date / time and security code.

Step 4: Enter the correct security code / captcha and click on submit.

Step 5: Your Aadhaar registration status would be displayed.

How to download E-Aadhar card?

You must follow the below mentioned steps to download E – Aadhaar:

Step 1: Log on to

Step 2: Click on ‘Download Aadhaar’

Step 3: Enter enrolment ID, full name, pin code and security code and click on ‘request OTP’.

Step 4: You will receive One Time Password OTP, enter it to validate and proceed.

Step 5: You will be asked to take up a small survey, complete it and click on ‘Download Aadhaar’

Step 6: Close the tab after downloading.

Validity of E-Aadhar

As mentioned earlier, having E – Aadhaar is equivalent to having the original Aadhaar card. E – Aadhaar offers the same kind of benefits that you enjoy when having the original Aadhaar card.

Update E-Aadhaar

Details mentioned on the Aadhaar card can be modified / updated by visiting the nearest Aadhaar enrollment center or even online. Supporting documents must be furnished without which details won’t be updated.

In case of offline update, you must follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Walk in to the nearest enrolment center. Few centers may require prior appointment.

Step 2: Produce the self attested photocopies of the document with original that supports change in particular(s).

Step 3: Provide your biometrics and photograph.

Step 4: You will be given an update request number (URN). URN can be used to track your application for Aadhaar card update request.

In case of offline update, you must follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Individuals must log on to the official website of UIDAI to update or modify details on the Aadhaar Card.

Step 2: One Time Password OTP, would be sent on your registered mobile number, enter to validate and login.

Step 3: Now select the particular(s) to be updated or modified.

Step 4: Upload the requisite documents that support the updated details in prescribed format and submit.

Step 5: Choose the BPO from which you would like to receive the service.

Step 6: Update Request Number URN, will be generated up on successful submission of the request. URN can be used to track the Aadhaar card update status.

Step 7: You can either print the receipt or download a copy containing URN. Once Aadhaar card is updated, you can download the updated version and get your Aadhar card print out, E - Aadhaar.

Frequently asked Questions and Answers (FAQs) related to Aadhaar:

Q: I want to give up my Aadhaar. How and what needs to be done?

A: There is no option for returning Aadhaar as of now. You can stop producing your Aadhaar as a document for Identification Proof if you do not wish to use it.

Q: My date of birth in PAN and Aadhaar do not match. Not able to link them. What do I do?

A: If there are any mismatches, IT department would send SMS on the registered mobile number with an OTP to facilitate linking.

Q: Service Provider not accepting e-Aadhaar copy. What to do?

A: If any authority does not accept downloaded E-Aadhaar, then please register a complaint with higher authorities of the concerned department.

Q: Is it mandatory to enroll for Aadhaar to file tax returns or apply for PAN in India? If yes, then what is the process for NRIs?

A: There is no need to pay tax in India if your income is not generated from India. It is not necessary for NRIs to have Aadhaar in order to file ITR, but having PAN is a must for ITR filing.

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