Applying for An Aadhaar Card
You have to be physically in India when starting the Aadhaar application process.
The first step is to go to one of the many Enrolment Centres in the state where
you are based. There are thousands of centres all over the country and lists of
addresses and contact numbers on lots of different websites. You don’t have
to go to your nearest Aadhaar centre, and you don’t have to make an appointment.
Once you arrive at your enrolment centre, you will be given application paperwork
to complete, and have your documents verified. You will need to take documents to
prove your identity, address and date of birth. There is a wide range of documents
which are accepted by Aadhaar enrolment centres as proof, the main ones being passport,
driving licence, government identity cards, and other officially issued government
photo ID cards to prove identity. To prove your address in India, you need bank
statements, utility bills, property tax receipts or vehicle registration certificates.
All enrolment centres will have a telephone number listed where you can call and
get advice on the type of documentation required for your individual circumstances.
Once you have provided the documents at the enrolment centre and had them verified,
you will have your fingerprints taken along with a digital photograph and iris recognition
picture. After this has been done, you will be issued with your unique Aadhaar number.
This number can then be used on the official government website to track the progress
of your Aadhaar card, which can take up to 90 days to be issued.