The Aadhar card was first introduced in January 2009. Apart from the Pan Card, Ration Card, Passport and Voter’s ID card, Aadhaar Card is also an essential document. Unlike, these documents, an individual does not have to be a citizen of India but merely a resident. This means even foreigners and NRIs can apply for it.
Most of the steps can be achieved through online process. Please note that unlike, Voter’s ID card, Aadhaar card cannot be made through the official website. This is because an Aadhaar card requires the applicants to submit their bio-metrics and photographs by being physically present at the centre.
Although once the below steps are complete, you can download e-Aadhaar card through the official Unique Identification Authority of India:
Step 1: Locate the Aadhaar card centre in your locality. You can do so by inquiring from close ones who already have a card or by logging on to this link https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx.
Step 2: The next step is to download the form from this link https://uidai.gov.in/forms.html. A number of centres do not have this facility. In case this happens, you may visit the centre and grab a form for free.
Step 3: The form will require you to fill in details about yourself. Such as your name, address, date of birth, etc. Along with the details you also have to attach photocopies providing proof for these details. The government employee at the centre will have a look at your form and documents and give you an appointment. This appointment can also be booked online by logging on to the following link https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/
Step 4: Make sure you reach your centre an hour prior to your appointment. It is better to book your appointment online, as it saves you the effort of standing in the que. Unfortunately a few centres have the online booking ability, make sure your centre is one of those. At the centre your biometrics i.e. your finger prints and eye scans will be recorded, along with a passport size photograph.
Step 5: When you complete all the steps efficiently, Aadhaar card will be sent by the UIA to your residential address by post.
While you wait for your Aadhaar card to arrive, you will be provided with an Enrolment ID number. This number can be used to check the status of your card.
You can check the status of your Aadhaar card through this link https://resident.uidai.net.in/check-aadhaar-status
Aadhar Card Download Through Enrolment ID
Once you have received your Enrolment ID it is possible for you to downaload the e-Aadhaar card. By clicking on this link https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/ you will be directed to a page will require you to fill in the following details
- Enrolment ID
- Pin Code
- Captcha Code
- Mobile number
When you fill these details, a code will be sent to your mobile number. Once you fill in the one-time-password, the site will search your Aadhaar card and provide you the option to download