Can I Use Aadhaar Card as an ID Proof for New PAN Card Application?

According to the latest amendments, Aadhaar card will now be enough for any individual obtaining PAN card. This notification was issued by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) stating that the Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) and Aadhar, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India, are valid proofs of an individual’s identity, address, and date of birth, and thus can be used as ID proof for new PAN card application. The idea following this major amendment is to eliminate the need to provide multiple documents to prove one’s own identity and also to make the PAN card application process simpler and more convenient for the citizens of India.

Can I Use Aadhaar Card as an ID Proof for New PAN Card application?

PAN or the Permanent Account Number is a 10-digit alphanumeric number issued by the Income Tax department of the country. PAN is mandatory for all major financial transactions above Rs. 2 lakhs. It helps the government keep a check on black money transactions. This is why the government has made it easier for the people to apply for PAN card online using Aadhar card as a proof of their identity and address. It saves time and makes the process of getting PAN more convenient.

A new PAN card can be applied online on NSDL website or UTIITSL website. Both these websites have been authorized by the government of India to issue PAN on behalf of the income tax department. Moreover, these websites also accept requests for making changes and corrections in the PAN.

Here are the steps to apply for PAN online:
  1. Fill and submit Form 49A (for resident Indians and companies incorporated in India) available on the NSDL website. You can also apply for PAN online by using UTIITSL website. Fill all the details in the form carefully. To avoid any mistake, it is advised to read the detailed instructions carefully before furnishing the details in the form.
     
  2. Once you fill and submit the application form in either of the two websites - NSDL or UTIITSL, you will be asked to make a payment through debit/credit card, demand draft or net banking. The charges for applying for a new PAN card is Rs. 110 (including GST) for Indian communication address while for a foreign communication address, the payable charges would be Rs. 1020 (including GST). Upon successful payment, an acknowledgment will be displayed on your computer screen. You must save the acknowledgment number for future use.
     
  3. When submitting any other documents as identity and address proof, an individual is supposed to send the relevant documents (one valid identity proof, one address proof and one proof of date of birth to get PAN) through courier/post to NSDL. However, with Aadhaar based application just furnishing Aadhaar card would serve all the purpose. All you need to do is upload the scanned image of your photograph and your Aadhaar based e-signature, as per the specifications on the website. Only after the receipt of the documents, the PAN application will be processed.
Benefits of applying for PAN card online using Aadhaar card
  • It is a convenient and time-saving process.
  • It eliminates the commission charged by the physical agent and hence is cost effective.
  • Applying for PAN card online means that you can complete the forms electronically, giving you more flexibility and control, and thus eliminating the chances of spelling mistakes and wrong data entry in the application.
  • You can track the status of your application using the acknowledgement number.
  • You can pay the fee during the application filing i.e. via online mode. Payment through cheque or demand draft can also be made but you need to courier it to some address which is time-consuming.

Documents Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card

If you want to apply for Aadhaar Card, documents are must. Without documents one cannot get hold of Aadhaar. Enrolling for Aadhar Card is done free of cost and you will not be charged a single rupee to get your Aadhar Card.

Documents Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card
So in this post we will introduce to you which are the documents which are acceptable by UIDAI to apply for Aadhaar Card. To apply for Aadhaar Card you must submit Proof of Identity, Proof of Address, and Proof of Date of Birth Document along with the Aadhar Enrolment Form.

Below are the list of valid documents acceptable to enroll yourself for Aadhaar Card.

Supported PoI Documents Containing Name and Photo Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Ration/ PDS Photo Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  • NREGS Job Card
  • Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  • Arms License
  • Photo Bank ATM Card
  • Photo Credit Card
  • Pensioner Photo Card
  • Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  • Kissan Photo Passbook
  • CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
  • Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  • Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  • Disability   ID   Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations

Supported PoA Documents Containing Name and Address Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card
  • Passport
  • Bank Statement/ Passbook
  • Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  • Ration Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  • Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Property Tax Receipt (not older than 1 year)
  • Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  • Insurance Policy
  • Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
  • Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
  • Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institutions on letterhead
  • NREGS Job Card
  • Arms License
  • Pensioner Card
  • Freedom Fighter Card
  • Kissan Passbook
  • CGHS / ECHS Card
  • Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  • Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
  • Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  • Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
  • Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate issued by respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
  • Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Passport of Spouse
  • Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)
  • Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central/State government of not more than 3 years old
  • Marriage Certificate Issued by the Government containing address

Supported Proof of DoB Documents Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • SSLC Book/Certificate
  • Passport
  • Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
  • PAN Card
  • Mark sheet issued by any Government Board or University
  • Government Photo Id Card / Photo identity card issued by PSU containing DoB
  • Central/State Pension Payment Order
  • Central Government Health Service Scheme Photo Card or Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Photo card
  • Supported PoR Documents containing Relationship details to Head of Family Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card
  • PDS Card
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical card
  • Pension Card
  • Army Canteen Card
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc.
  • Any other Central/State government issued family entitlement document
  • Marriage Certificate Issued by the Government
If you have any one of these documents from each category than you can easily get Aadhar Card for yourself.

How to Apply for Aadhaar Card in Bank

UIDAI has made Aadhar Enrolment Process Smoother by opening Aadhar Seva Kendra at Banks. Residents now can visit any bank branch throughout India to enroll them self for Aadhar Card.

How to Apply for Aadhaar Card in Bank

So to make the process even simpler to enroll for Aadhar Card in Bank, we have explained the complete process involved in How to Apply for Aadhaar Card in Bank.

Steps on How to Apply for Aadhaar Card in Bank
  • To apply for Aadhar Card in Bank Branch first locate Aadhar Seva Kendra in your location by clicking here.
  • Once you know which bank is having Aadhar Seva Kendra, just visit the branch with supported documents which are required to apply for Aadhar by clicking here.
  • Take photocopies of supported documents and self-attest on those copies.
  • Walk in to the bank where Aadhar Kendra Seva is present with original and photocopies of the documents.
  • Request for Aadhar Enrolment Application Form at the Bank, and fill in all details asked in the form in block letters.
  • Enclose the photocopies of the documents to the Aadhar Enrolment Application Form and submit it to the Aadhar Seva Kendra at Bank.
  • The operator may ask you for original documents for verification and return you once verified.
  • Once you submit your form with photocopies of the documents, the operator will feed in all your details which you had filled in the form.
  • You will have to check if Operator is making any mistakes while entering the data in the software. If he is making any mistakes, just request him to correct it straight away.
  • Next your biometric details will be captured like fingerprints, iris and facial photograph.
  • Once this is done you will be given Aadhar Enrolment Receipt.
  • You will receive your Aadhar Card at your door step in next 3 to 4 months.
This is how one can apply for Aadhaar Card in Bank.

How to Link Aadhar with MTNL Mobile Number

Linking Aadhar with Mobile Connections and Data Card Connection has been made mandatory by Government of India. And the Supreme Court of India has also passed notice to link Aadhar Number Mandatory to Mobile Number by due date February 2018. Those who will be unable to link their mobile number with Aadhar Card by due date will get their number deactivated on or after due date.

How to Link Aadhar with MTNL Mobile Number

If you have MTNL Connection and looking out for method on How to Link Aadhar with MTNL Mobile Number, than here we have arranged a nice an easy guide which will explain you on How to Link Aadhar with MTNL Mobile Number.

Process on How to Link Aadhar with MTNL Mobile Number
  • To get your Aadhar Number with MTNL Mobile Number to avoid disconnection visit nearest MTNL Retailer Store or MTNL Store with your Aadhar Card.
  • Submit your 12 digit Aadhar Number and 10 digit MTNL Mobile Number to the store person to re-verify your number with Aadhar.
  • You will receive OTP on your mobile number, just provide that OTP to the store person.
  • Next your thumb impression will be asked for biometric authentication of your Aadhaar.
  • Once this is done your Aadhar will get successfully linked with your MTNL Mobile Number.
  • This process for Aadhaar Re-verification with MTNL Mobile Number is free of cost you will not be charged a single rupee. Customers who are in roaming will need to get the Aadhaar verified in their respective home circle.
If you have done biometric (given finger prints) along with Aadhaar at the time of taking connection, you do not have to do this activity again. But If Aadhaar was given only as an identity or address proof and no biometric was done, please visit your nearest Telenor retailer to complete the process.

How to Link Aadhar with MTS Connection

Whether you have MTS Mobile Number or Data Connection, if both of these connections are not linked with Aadhaar Number by February 2018 it would get likely deactivated. The Only possible way to use MTS Service uninterrupted even after February 2018 is by linking it with Aadhar Number.

How to Link Aadhar with MTS Connection
In case if you don’t have Aadhar Card than you are requested to apply for one as soon as possible, to know how to apply for Aadhar Card Click here. If you have been already enrolled for Aadhar Card and still you have not received your Aadhar than you can find your Aadhar Status by clicking here, and if your Aadhar Number is generated and still you have not received Aadhar Letter than download the e-Aadhar Card PDF Copy by clicking here.

Linking Aadhar with MTS Connection is very simple process, the only catch in it is the subscriber have to physically present at the Store or Retailer for Aadhar eKYC Re-verification. This process of linking Aadhar with MTS Connection cannot be completed online in any way, you will have to visit the store to get it linked.

For your convenience below we have mentioned the complete steps involved in linking Aadhar with MTS Connection.

Process on How to Link Aadhar with MTS Connection
  • To complete Aadhar Re-verification by linking Aadhar with MTS Mobile Number or DataCard you will have to visit nearby MTS Store or Retailer Store with your Aadhar Card.
  • Inform the store person that you want to complete Aadhar Re-verification with your MTS Connection.
  • You will be asked your 10 digit MTS Number and 12 digit Aadhaar Number or UID Number.
  • On your mobile number you will receive OTP, just provide that OTP to the store person.
  • Once this is completed your biometric thumb impression will be requested for confirmation.
  • Once this is authenticated successfully you have finished with linking your Aadhar with MTS Connection.
  • This process for Aadhaar Re-verification with MTS Mobile Number is free of cost you will not be charged a single rupee. Customers who are in roaming will need to get the Aadhaar verified in their respective home circle.
If you have done biometric (given finger prints) along with Aadhaar at the time of taking connection, you do not have to do this activity again. But If Aadhaar was given only as an identity or address proof and no biometric was done, please visit your nearest Telenor retailer to complete the process.

How to Link Aadhar with Telenor Mobile Number

Telenor was formerly known as Uninor, so if you searching out for query how to link Aadhar with Uninor Mobile Number, this same post will help you to link Aadhar with Uninor SIM Card. It has been already made clear by DoT and notification by The Supreme Court has also been passed saying linking Aadhar with Mobile Number is mandatory if you want to use uninterrupted services.

How to Link Aadhar with Telenor Mobile Number

So those who are looking out to link Aadhar with Telenor Mobile Number, here we have arranged a tutorial especially for you.

Procedure on How to Link Aadhar with Telenor Mobile Number
  • Linking Aadhar with Telenor Mobile Number or SIM cannot be done Online or any other OTP authentication method, as to link Aadhar with Telenor Mobile Number the subscriber should be physically present at the re-verification store with his or her Aadhar Card.
  • To link your Aadhar with Telenor Mobile Number just walk in to nearest Telenor Retailer or Store with your Aadhar Card and Telenor or Uninor Mobile Number. You can locate nearest Telenor Store by clicking here.
  • If you still don’t have Aadhar than you can apply for Aadhaar right now by clicking here. And if for some reason if you have still not received your Aadhar Card than you can find out the status of your Aadhar Card by clicking here and if your Aadhar is generated than you can download your Aadhar by clicking here.
  • Once you visit nearest Uninor Store or Retailer, request them that you want to complete Aadhaar Re-verification.
  • They will ask you your 10 digits Uninor Mobile Number and 12 digit Aadhar Number.
  • You will OTP Code on your Mobile Number, you will have to just provide that code to the operator.
  • Then your thumb impression will be taken for authentication purpose.
  • Once this is done you have done with linking your Aadhar Number with your Uninor SIM Card.
  • This process for Aadhaar Re-verification with Telenor Mobile Number is free of cost you will not be charged a single rupee. Customers who are in roaming will need to get the Aadhaar verified in their respective home circle.
  • If you have done biometric (given finger prints) along with Aadhaar at the time of taking connection, you do not have to do this activity again. But If Aadhaar was given only as an identity or address proof and no biometric was done, please visit your nearest Telenor retailer to complete the process.

SIM Card's to go invalid if not linked with Aadhar by Feb 2018

The Government of India will soon deactivate those mobile numbers which are not linked with Aadhar Card on or after February 2018. This step of linking Aadhaar with SIM Card has been taken into consideration to eliminate criminals, fraudsters, and terrorist from using the SIM issued.

SIM Card's to go invalid if not linked with Aadhar by Feb 2018

The Supreme Court of Indian has also passed notification this year to make Aadhaar linking with SIM mandatory along with bank account and PAN Card Number. All SIM Card's will be re-verified using Aadhaar eKYC System, those who are unable to link their Aadhar to their SIM by due date that is February 2018, they will get their SIM Card deactivated on or after February 2018. This step will create criminals hart time as biometrics of the resident cannot be stored by the telecom operators nor can they access the personal data of the resident.

So if you have still not got your Aadhar linked with your SIM Card than get it linked as soon as possible to avoid last time rush. Below are the process to link your Aadhar with SIM Card depending on Mobile Operators.