How to get your Aadhaar number?

A few days back  EPFO has made Aadhaar number compulsory for opening and operating EPF account. With Government forcing for Aadhaar Number through its different departments, I am planning to get one soon. So, I researched about getting an Aadhaar myself and all the information here is what I could gather from internet.

To start with the Aadhaar number is free and seems simple on paper.

Steps to your Aadhaar number:

  1. Visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre with a proof of identity and a proof of address
    • You can find your nearest enrolment centre from Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) website – Click to  Search.
    • In case you are not keen on visiting these centers you can wait for camps which are held at times near your locality.
    • In Delhi I have seen Aadhaar camps were held in some building societies.
  2. At the enrolment center you need to fill up a short form [shortest Government form I have seen] which requires your details like PAN number, Date of birth, etc. Download Aadhaar Enrolment Form here.
  3. Once the form is filled, your eye biometric test, finger prints and photo will be taken.
  4. You will get an acknowledgment slip with a temporary enrolment number and other details captured during enrolment immediately.
  5. However, it takes time to get the actual card. The waiting period is normally 60-90 days; sometimes it may take even longer.

ID Proof for Aadhaar:

As of now you can submit following 18 documents as ID proof:

  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card
  3. Ration/ PDS Photo Card
  4. Voter ID
  5. Driving License
  6. Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  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. Kissan Photo Passbook
  15. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
  16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  17. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  18. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations

Address Proof for Aadhaar:

The following 33 documents are valid as address proof:

  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/ Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  4. Ration Card
  5. Voter ID
  6. Driving License
  7. Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  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 Instruction on letterhead
  17. 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 Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar 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.
  30. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
  31. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  32. Passport of Spouse
  33. Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)

Aadhaar Enrolment Form:

Here is the sample Aadhaar Enrolment Form.

Download Aadhaar Enrolment Form here.

Aadhaar Number Enrolment Form

Aadhaar Number Enrolment Form

In case you have already got your Aadhaar Number please share your experience with readers.

3 thoughts on “How to get your Aadhaar number?

  1. Even I am planning to get my Aadhaar number. This was good information to start.

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