How to Get an Aadhaar ID Number India

This article gives complete information on the benefits of Aadhaar and how to make an application to obtain an Aadhaar ID Card in India.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched India's unique identity project, Aadhaar at Tembhli village in Nandurbar District, Maharashtra. The Aadhaar card will replace all the documents which up to now have been given as identity proof, such as Voters Id.

What is Aadhaar?

Aadhaar is a Unique Identification Number (UID) which allows an Indian citizen to get quick and easy access to Government benefits. Aadhaar will be extremely useful for schemes launched by the Government of India, including the Rural Health Mission program and the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Benefits of Aadhaar

The advantages of Aadhaar are tremendous. The biggest advantage is that it will prevent fraudsters from embezzling your accounts, taking advantage of some beneficial scheme in your name, rigging an election, etc. This is because Aadhaar is not merely just a number, but a link to all your IDs – Permanent Account Number (PAN), Voter ID, Bank Accounts, Driving Licence, Passport Number, Addresses, etc. Hence, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) database automatically has all this complete information about your personal data. If at any time even a slight discrepancy shows up between the various IDs, such as your address and passport, then you will be caught.

How to make an Application for Aadhaar ID Number

  1. Go to the local enrolling agency in your city with requisite documents. The names and agencies in your city will be circulated in the local media when the applications for Aadhaar begins in your city.

  2. Fill in the Aadhaar application form.

  3. The enrolling agency will take your photograph as well as do a biometric scanning of your ten fingerprints and eye impressions (known as iris scan).

  4. The enrolling agency will send your data to the UIDAI. The UIDAI system ensures that there will be no duplication by cross-checking your fingerprints and iris scan.

  5. Depending on the enrolment agency, residents will be issued an Aadhaar number (it will be a 12-digit identification number) within 20 to 30 days.

  6. The UIDAI will send you a letter which will give your Aadhaar number along with your personal data as provided in your application form.

  7. In case of any inaccuracies in your data, you can get them corrected. For this purpose, there will be a tear-away portion which will act as your Reference number. Registrars can issue cards for their purpose in which they may include Aadhaar.

  8. In case you are not in the UIDAI database, a UID number will be assigned to you and UIDAI will send you a letter. In addition, the UID number will be sent back to the registrar.

  9. If it so happens that you are already in the UIDAI database, your registration will immediately be rejected. The UIDAI will inform you about the rejection.

Contact Information for Aadhaar ID Number
Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI),
Planning Commission,
Government of India (GoI),
3rd Floor, Tower II,
Jeevan Bharati Building,
Connaught Circus,
New Delhi – 110001

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Author: K.Boominathan28 Jan 2011 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

dear sir

the Adhaar Id card best one for our indian citizens i am how to apply the adhaar id card. we have docments indian certificate and voter id card and driving licence i am Pousipule for me Unique Identification Authority of India Card.Please give me detials.

thanking you


Author: Vandana29 Jan 2011 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 1

@ K.Boominathan: Please contact the officials of the UIDAI at the address which I have given above or visit their website at the link which I have given. At that website, there is a 'Contact us' link, where you will find addresses & email IDs of the UIDAI officials. You can get in touch with them for further assistance to get your UIDAI number in India.

Guest Author: Mohan22 Jul 2015

Dear Sir,

My enrollment has been rejected as duplicate how can i get my AADHAAR ID.

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