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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.