How to apply and update Aadhaar card.

Aadhar card is very crucial document now in India. Government of India has made it compulsory for many services. Linking of bank account, LPG subsidy,PAN card, mobile numbers have been made compulsory. So It is wise step to make Aadhar card for self and family member if not made earlier. This article shows the path how to apply and get an Aadhaar card.


Unique Identification Authority of India(UIDAI) was set up by government of India to provide the Unique Identity (Aadhaar) to the citizens of India. Nandan Neelkani was its first chairman who was working with IT company Infosys before taking this project. The vision of this mission was "To empower residents of India with a unique identity and a digital platform to authenticate anytime, anywhere. Aadhaar is a 12-digit number allotted to an individual.

Aadhaar enrolment process

The Aadhaar enrolment process includes visiting Enrolment Centre, filling the enrolment form, getting demographic and biometric data captured, submitting proof of Identity and address documents. The procedure of Aadhaar enrolment process is-
  1. You can go to any authorized Aadhar Enrolment Center / In your locality/ anywhere in India with required documents( Enrolment form, ID proof and address proof). Enrolment form is attached here as an attachment. Please refer it.

  2. UIDAI process accepts wide range documents for Proof of Identity and Proof of Address Please see the attachment for a list of supporting documents

  3. In case you do not have above common proofs, Certificate of Identity. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA /Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead or by Village Panchayat head is accepted as valid address proof.
  4. Aadhaar enrolment centre will take individual's photograph and bio-metric (Irish, finger prints)
    After some time UIDAI will issue the Aadhaar card and will be posted to individual's residence address.

Aadhaar updation

If you want to update your Aadhaar details after getting the Aadhaar card. Such as address change, house no. change, name change etc, get your mobile registered if not registered at the time of enrolment. For mobile registration visit any Aadhaar centre in your area with Aadhaar card and proof of change (address proof) and mobile phone with the number which you want to register. Aadhaar centerman will enter your Aadhaar no. and will capture your thumb or finger impression to match with the original. If match your thumb impression, he will enter OTP and will validate with his thumb impression. He will also upload the scanned copy of documents. You can also update yourself by visiting will find a link update Aadhaar, click on it fill the fields, request for OTP. Enter OTP, you will find a window for filling the new details, fill and submit. After 2-3 week check for updation. If updated download the Aadhaar and take print out.

Some useful application of Aadhaar

The UIDAI issues Aadhaar number to residents only. Aadhaar authentication enables elimination of duplicates under various schemes and is expected to generate substantial savings to the government. Enables direct cash benefit transfer, allows the government to coordinate and optimize various schemes. Aadhaar will enable implementing agencies to verify beneficiaries and ensure targeted delivery of benefits. All these activities will lead to curbing leakages through targeted delivery. Examples Public Distribution System (PDS) and Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS). Linking Aadhaar number to LPG, Bank account, Mobile number and PAN has become now compulsory. It will curb on black money and better tax collection as now it is not possible to hide the income and transactions. Linking mobile no. will enhance security. Now fake ID will not work to take and run mobile connection. Locating the phone no. owner will be easy in case criminal and terrorism use of number.

Some important regulations

Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017 (No. 1 of 2017)
Aadhaar (Authentication) Regulations, 2016 (No. 3 of 2016)
Aadhaar (Data Security) Regulations, 2016 (No. 4 of 2016)
Aadhaar (Sharing of Information) Regulations, 2016 (No. 5 of 2016)

Contact details

Unique Identification Authority of India
Government of India (GoI)
3rd Floor,Tower II, Jeevan Bharati Building,
Connaught Circus,
New Delhi - 110001
1947 (Toll Free)

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