The Aadhaar UID will soon replace all the documents which up to now have been given as identity proof, as mentioned in my article on How to Get Aadhaar ID Number in India. To get an Aadhaar UID, you need to furnish both demographic & biometric information.
Demographic information required for Aadhaar UID
Your Date of Birth
Parent/Guardian details (this is required for children, which adults may provide)
Your contact details phone and email (this is optional)
Biometric Information required for Aadhaar UID
Your facial photo
The finger prints of all 10 fingers
The enrolment process of the Aadhaar UID has begun in some States in India. You may get the Aadhaar UID enrolment form in 1 of 3 ways: (a) you may get it at your doorstep, if the forms are distributed in your area; (b) you will have to visit the enrolment center in your area and get the form; (c) you can download the form as and when it is uploaded on your State's government website.
If you wish to download the Aadhaar UID enrolment form pdf, it is best that you do so from your own State's government website since each form could be in the regional language format (in addition to being available in English) + the Govt. logo varies from State to State. Thus, for example, if you are a resident of Karnataka, you should download the Aadhaar UID form from the Karnataka Govt's website and should not download the Aadhaar UID form from the Maharashtra Govt's website.
Documents and proofs required for Aadhaar UID enrolment process in India
A. Proof of Address documents: these must have both your name and your address
2. Bank Statement/Passbook
3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
4. Ration Card
5. Voter ID
6. Driving License
7. Government Photo ID Cards
8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
9. Water Bill (not older than 3 months)
10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
13. Insurance Policy
14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution on letterhead
17. National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) Job Card
18. Arms License
19. Pensioner Card
20. Freedom Fighter Card
21. Kissan Passbook
22. CGHS / ECHS Card
23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
25. Income Tax Assessment Order
26. Vehicle Registration Certificate
27. Registered Sale / Lease /Rent Agreement
28. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
29. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
B. Supported Proof of Date of Birth Documents
Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on official letter
C. Proof of Identity documents: these documents must have both your name and your photograph.
2. PAN Card
3. Ration/PDS Photo Card
4. Voter ID
5. Driving License
6. Government Photo ID Cards
7. NREGS Job Card
8. Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
9. Arms License
10. Photo Bank ATM Card
11. Photo Credit Card
12. Pensioner Photo Card
13. Freedom Fighter Photo Card
14. Kisan Photo Passbook
15. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
17. Certificate of Identity having photo issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
Stages of Aadhaar UID enrolment process
Once you get the enrolment form, you need to fill in the form completely with all correct information. Next, visit the enrolment center in your area. If you have been specifically assigned a date and time for the enrolment process, you need to visit at that time only. If you do miss out the date & time, you can request for a new date & time. It is best for all the members of a family to visit the enrolment center to save time! After about 60 to 90 days, the Aadhaar UID will be sent to your home by post.
These are the steps at the enrolment center:
1. You have to provide the verification document.
2. The data submitted by you will be entered by the enroller.
3. An image of your face is captured.
4. The image of your iris is captured.
5. The images of your fingerprints is captured – first one hand and then the other. All ten fingers must be captured.
6. The images of your thumb prints are then captured – you have to place both thumbs simultaneously on the machine.
7. The enroller then has to sign off on the machine with his own finger print.
1. Biometric scanning process for Aadhaar UID: This involves capturing images of your fingerprints, thumprints and iris. It is compulsory for the enrolment process.
(a) Aadhaar UID for children: Children, too, should be included in the enrolment process to get Aadhaar UIDs. If your child is below 5 years of age, biometric scanning will not be done. Instead, the child's UID will be processed on the basis of (a) demographic information; and (b) facial photograph linked with the UID of the child's parents. However, when the child reaches the age of 5 years, he/she will then have to be re-enrolled with biometrics of ten fingers, iris and facial photograph. The child's biometrics will then be updated once he/she reaches the age of 15 years of age. Intimation to this effect will be mentioned in the original Aadhaar letter.
(b) Aadhaar UID for differently abled people: If you are have missing fingers/hands, only your photo will be used for identity determination + there will be markers to determine uniqueness of the face.
2. Aadhaar UID enrolment for those without identity and address proof documents: Poor residents may not have the proper identification documents required as proof for the enrolment process. In such a case, they can take along and "Introducer" to establish his/her identity. The introducer must be pre-approved by the Registrar.
3. Make very sure that you complete the entire biometric process correctly. Do not simply get your fingers scanned - your thumbs & iris have also to be scanned.
4. Do not leave without taking the acknowledgement receipt. This is proof that you have completed the enrolment process and is also important to track the status of your Aadhaar UID card.
Is it necessary to apply for Aadhaar UID?: As of now, the Govt. has not made it mandatory that all citizens must apply for Aadhaar UID. You can choose whether or not you wish to apply for Aadhaar.
However, in my opinion, it is best to apply for the Aadhaar UID.
(a) A few years hence, producing the Aadhaar UID can be made mandatory proof when applying for something. Perhaps a Voter ID or driving licence may no longer become sufficient proof! After all the Aadhaar UID uses biometric scanning to ensure the authentic identity of a person, whereas a Voters ID, driving licence, even a passport can be forged.
(b) A particular organisation may decide to give special discounts & benefits for those with Aadhaar UID.
(c) If the enrolment process has begun in your area, best to get it done now. Who knows? After a year it will be more difficult, if enrolment centers are in out-of-the-way locations!
Enrol for the Aadhaar UID right away - it is for your own benefit!
Reference: Images & information taken from official Aadhaar UID website of the Govt. of India.
Article by Vandana
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