Aadhaar Card (Apply, Download, Print, Update, Correction, Status)
A very important document which acts as an proof of identity, proof of address and contains several other biometric data of citizens is provided by the Govt. of India for all its citizens. This unique identification card is required for receiving several important services from the house of Govt. like LPG subsidy, joining in several govt. sponsored social security schemes, get easy passport, easy pensions, easy access to provident fund, opening bank accounts, applying for loans, etc. Aadhaar card has been made by the representatives of the Govt. by visiting each and every area on a continuous basis. The Govt. has also started to link all accounts like bank account, pension account, LPG connection, PAN, Voter ID, passport, etc. with this Aadhaar card.
How to apply Aadhaar card for general Indian citizens?
At first you must book online for Aadhaar card verification process which is done by Govt. run agencies. The link to make such appointment is https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/. Also the process of Aadhaar card verification, data collection and distribution is regularly carried away by the Govt. across the country. One can also contact the civic authorities for next date and venue Aadhaar card verification and distribution. The members of the Govt. authorized agencies collect several details, documents and some biometric samples of the beneficiaries and provide them a receipt with a temporary no of Aadhaar. After full completion of the processing of Aadhaar details, one can download their Aadhaar card online from the official website or it is sent to the beneficiary by post.
How to apply for Aadhaar card for Non Residential Indians (NRIs)?
The process of applying for Aadhaar card for the NRIs is little different from the normal procedure. For the proof of identity, one can use his / her passport or valid identity card issued by the Govt. of the foreign country where the applicant of living. The address proof must be supportive to the present address of the NRI in that country. Also a very important document is proof of birth which shows that the NRI was born in India. The NRI must visit the Aadhaar’s webpage: https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/ for booking for Aadhaar verification. They must visit the country once during the documentation and the verification process by the Aadhaar officials.
How to apply for Aadhaar card for Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) and Persons of Indian origin (PIOs)?
For applying for Aadhaar card, the OCI or PIO citizens must visit India at least once so that the verification process can be done by the Govt. officials deputed for Aadhaar verification purposes. First of all, they will need to apply online and book for Aadhaar verification. After fixing a date, they must visit the Aadhaar card centre notified by the Govt. on the noted date. Physical verification and document verification will be performed by the Aadhaar officials. After completion, a temporary Aadhaar number will be given to them using which, they can later download their original Aadhaar card from the official website of Aadhaar.
How to apply for Aadhaar card for children?
The children can also apply for Aadhaar cards with the help of their parents or legal guardian. The minimum age of eligibility for applying for Aadhaar card is 1 year. After 1 year, the parents or legal guardian can apply for the Aadhaar card of their children / warden. The process of application is same, but there is a criterion for child Aadhaar card. The biometric tests like taking samples of finger print will not be done for children below the age of 5 years. This is because, the handprint patterns change at early ages of children and it stays unaltered approximately after the children attain the age of 5 years. The Aadhaar card of a child will be linked to the Aadhaar card of his / her parents or legal guardian.
How to download and print Aadhaar card with the help of enrollment slip?
After the verification process at the Aadhaar card centre, the Aadhaar officials hand over an enrollment slip to all the beneficiaries after collecting their data and documents. This enrollment slip consist a unique enrollment ID which is useful for downloading Aadhaar card from website. At first, the beneficiary will have to visit the webpage: https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/. Then select the Enrolment ID tab at the top, followed by entering the enrollment ID printed on the slip. Then some details like full name of beneficiary, pin code and mobile number will have to be entered. The mobile number is the same mobile number which was given at the Aadhaar verification centre. A CAPTCHA image will have to be entered exactly as displayed. The mobile no. registered will receive an one time password or OTP which must be entered in the OTP box. Finally by pressing ‘Validate and Download’, one can easily download and take a print out of the Aadhaar card.
How to download and print Aadhaar card without enrollment slip?
Suppose, a beneficiary has lost the enrollment slip provide at the time of Aadhaar verification process. Then also, he / she can download and take a print out of the Aadhaar card. For that, one must visit the webpage: https://resident.uidai.net.in/find-uid-eid to track and get the Aadhaar card. The beneficiary must enter information like full name, email id, registered mobile number along with the displayed security code on the screen. The on clicking the ‘Get OTP’ tab, a text message will be received at the registered mobile no. of the applicant which will contain the required OTP code. On entering the correct OTP code, the user will again be redirected to the webpage: https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/. After providing any further required inputs, the Aadhaar will be downloaded after verification. This can be easily taken for print out.
How to get Aadhaar card when the registered mobile number has changed?
Although it is advisable not to change the mobile number which was provided to the Aadhaar centre at the time of Aadhaar processing, but one can always be able to download the Aadhaar card without mobile number registered for Aadhaar. In the link: https://resident.uidai.net.in/find-uid-eid in the required mobile number field, one can also enter any other mobile number which is in use. The mobile number is a media to send the OTP to the beneficiary. After entering the OTP, the Aadhaar will be downloaded after full verification.
How to check Aadhaar card status online?
The webpage to check the status of applied Aadhaar card is: https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/. In this page, the beneficiary can get current status of their Aadhaar card by entering some data like enrollment ID provided at the time of Aadhaar verification or the temporary Aadhaar number provided, full name, pin code and the registered mobile number. An OTP will be received by the beneficiary at his / her registered mobile phone. After generation and verification of OTP, one can check the Aadhaar status by clicking ‘Check Status’ tab. If Aadhaar is complete, one can also download the same and take print out.
How to check Aadhaar card status offline and resolve other queries?
The current status of Aadhaar card can also be obtained by the beneficiaries if they do not have internet access. They can call the toll free helpline of Aadhaar: 180 0300 1947. This is a 24 * 7 helpline which is dedicated for all the queries related to Aadhaar card. After calling, one will have to give the enrollment id or temporary Aadhaar number in addition to the other details like full name, area pin code, registered mobile number, etc. This will help the telephone executive to necessary give updates on the status of Aadhaar card.
How to check Aadhaar card status through changed mobile number?
If the beneficiary is not in the possession of the mobile number provided for Aadhaar registration, then also he / she can check the Aadhaar card status without any internet access also. For this, one will just need any valid mobile number. One must send an SMS to the number 51969. The format of the SMS will be: UID EAADHAAR <space> Aadhaar number <space> Email ID <space> PIN code. This will result an instant SMS reply about the current status of the enquired Aadhaar card.
How to check Aadhaar card status through enrollment number?
The checking of Aadhaar card status with the help of enrollment number is very simple. One must visit the webpage: https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/. Then one must select the Enrolment ID option at the top. Then enter the enrollment ID printed on the enrollment slip. Details like full name of beneficiary, pin code and registered mobile number will have to be entered in the mentioned fields. The mobile number which was given at the Aadhaar verification centre is the registered mobile number for Aadhaar for a beneficiary. A CAPTCHA image will have to be entered exactly as displayed which is an alpha-numeric string. After that, OTP code will be sent to the mobile number which will have to be entered back in the webpage. Hence, by selecting ‘Validate and Download’, one can easily check the Aadhaar status.
How to change Aadhaar card information like name, address, mobile number, etc.?
There are several instances when there is a correction required in the address or name spelling. Also there might be instances where the beneficiary wants to change the previous registered mobile number for Aadhaar card. One can do so by visiting the webpage: https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update to update or change the Aadhaar details after Aadhaar card has been received. On visiting the link, the user must enter the Aadhaar card number along with the CAPTCHA and then click on ‘Send OTP’ tab. The user will get an OTP on the registered mobile number via SMS. Now the Aadhaar data update form will open where the user can change and update details. But the user must upload supporting documents along with the updates. For example, if someone wants to change the date of birth as it is printed wrong on the Aadhaar card, the he / she must enter the correct date of birth along with a supportive document like birth certificate or Class 10th admit card copy. After few days of processing time, the Aadhaar details are updated and new Aadhaar card can be downloaded or will also be sent by post.
What to do if Aadhaar card is lost?
The procedure of getting duplicate Aadhaar card is very simple and effective which is very helpful when someone loses his / her Aadhaar card. The webpage to get duplicate Aadhaar card is: https://resident.uidai.net.in/find-uid-eid. Here, the user must enter the full name at first followed by the registered email ID. Then the user should provide the registered mobile number in the relevant field which is required for the OTP verification process. Then the process of OTP verification will be initiated where the OPT code will be received by the beneficiary in the mobile phone. After entering the correct OTP code and verification, the Aadhaar details like Aadhaar card number will be provided. Then the user must visit the link: https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ and follow the earlier mentioned process to retrieve the Aadhaar card and hence download a duplicate Aadhaar card.
Why is it necessary to link Aadhaar card with the bank account?
To connect digitally with the common public, the govt. has started linking the Aadhaar card with several govt. schemes and projects like giving LPG subsidy, sanctioning loan, provident fund generation, etc. For these, the linking of Aadhaar card with the bank account has become quite mandatory. All monitory benefits or funds from the house of govt. are directly transferred to the bank account of the eligible beneficiaries. So to maintain a transparent system, it is necessary to link the Aadhaar card with the bank account. Now there are basically two methods of linking the Aadhaar card with one’s bank account which are explained below.
How to link Aadhaar card with bank account, offline?
For the offline process to link the Aadhaar number with the bank account, one must fill up the Aadhaar linking form which is available in any branch of the banks. One may visit the branch where his / her bank account if already existing and collect the Aadhaar linking form. All the account details like the bank account number, registered mobile number, address, etc. along with the copy of Aadhaar card is to be filled up in the form and submitted to the concerned bank authority. After verification process, the Aadhaar card will be automatically linked to the beneficiary’s bank account. There is a processing time to link the Aadhaar card with the bank account. It might take a processing time of 1 – 2 days for the entire process.
How to link Aadhaar card with bank account, online?
The online method to link Aadhaar card with the bank account is quiet fast and simple. All it needs is a bank account with internet banking facility enabled with it. Nowadays almost all banks urge their customers to enable net banking to their bank accounts so that easy self banking transactions can be done without even visiting the bank physically. First of all, the user must log in to the bank account online using computer or smart phone with internet facility. There will be a link available in the account summary page which is for linking the Aadhaar card with bank account. After following the link, the Aadhaar details are to be submitted. A scanned copy of Aadhaar card might be required which is to be uploaded when asked. The last step of Aadhaar linking is the mobile verification which will be done by sending the OTP code to the registered mobile number. After verification, Aadhaar card will be linked with the bank account.
How to track Aadhaar card via Indian Post?
After the documentation and record collection for Aadhaar card is done by the Aadhaar officials, the process to generate Aadhaar card begins. An enrollment slip is handed to the beneficiaries containing the enrollment ID and temporary Aadhaar number. This may be used to download Aadhaar card online. However, Aadhaar cards are sent to the addresses of the beneficiaries via registered post. The address provided during the Aadhaar verification process is used to send the Aadhaar card via post. Usually, the Aadhaar card is received via post within 90 days of Aadhaar details submission. Indian Post offers a procedure to check the status of Aadhaar card which is expected. One can easily track the status of Aadhaar card delivery using the online web portal: https://resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar-status. After visiting this link, the user will have to enter the tracking ID along with the enrollment ID in the respective fields. After CAPTCHA verification, the current status of Aadhaar card delivery via Indian Post will be available.