How to Apply for Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar Card provides 12 digit unique number generated randomly to every citizen of India, to enroll for Aadhaar Card there is no age limit any Indian Individual can get his or her Aadhaar Card by enrolling himself whether it may be infant, children, or a person with disability. Any citizen of India, Non Resident Indian (NRI), and any foreign citizen residing in India are eligible to get enrolled for Aadhaar Card anywhere and anytime in India. Government have come up with Aadhaar Card permanent centers in all states in India to help to enroll new born and as well as those who are still left without enrolling their self for Aadhaar Card.

How to Apply for Aadhaar Card

Benefits of Aadhaar Card
  • Aadhaar Card can use used as POI (Proof of Identity) and POA (Proof of Address), for e.g. to open bank account, applying for passport and at various places.
  • Aadhaar Card is needed to apply for various schemes implemented by Government mostly for those who are living in rural and semi-urban areas.
  • Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MNREGA) employees with Aadhaar Card now can get their salaries on time in their respective bank accounts.
  • Aadhaar Card is now used to Know Your Customer (KYC) in various sectors like banking, insurance, mutual fund, mobile phones, landline, new gas connection, and vehicle purchases.

How to Apply for Aadhaar Card?
  • To Apply for Aadhaar Card find out the nearest Aadhaar Card Enrollment Center in your area, click here to find out the nearby Aadhaar Card Enrollment Center.
  • You can also take Appointment Online for Aadhaar Card Enrollment if the center accepts online appointments if no than you will have to walk in to Aadhaar Center and stand out in quee for your turn or else if no quee you can also get enrolled instantly. To know how to take Aadhaar Card Online Appointment click here.
  • You can download the Aadhaar Card Enrollment Form Online or you can even get the Aadhaar Card Enrollment Forms at the Aadhaar Center’s free of Cost. (While going for enrolling for Aadhaar Card it is good to take the filled Aadhaar Card form with valid photocopy documents so that you save your time).To know the valid list of documents which you will require to get enrolled for Aadhaar Card click here. You can also download and print the Aadhaar Card Application Form by clicking here.
  • Just provide the filled Aadhaar Application form with valid photocopies of documents self-attested to the Aadhaar Enrollment Operator.
  • The Operator will fill all the demographic details in the Aadhaar Software which you have filled in the Aadhaar Card Application form, review all the details carefully while the operator feeds in the Aadhaar software by seeing the monitor which is placed on your side.
  • After the operator will take all your biometric details like both hands fingerprints, iris scan, and photo. After capturing all these details, operator will ask you to review all your demographic details once again check it carefully if the operator have entered it correctly without any spelling mistakes errors.
  • If all things are OK, the operator will give you Aadhaar Card Acknowledgement Slip. Don’t forget to miss out this slip and if the operator doesn’t provide you the slip you should ask the Aadhaar Card Acknowledgement Slip so that It would be easy to track your Aadhaar Card generation process and without the Aadhaar Card Acknowledgement Slip you will not able to prove that you have enrolled for Aadhaar Card till your Aadhaar Card gets delivered to your address.
In few weeks after verification you will receive SMS on your phone or an email that your Aadhaar Card Number have been generated and will soon receive your Aadhaar Card send through post on your Address.

How much time does Aadhaar Number Generation process takes?

Normally Aadhaar Card Number generating process takes 60 to 90 days in rare conditions it could even take long time due to amount of backlogs. If in case any errors or issues in the application during verification process your application might get rejected and will asked to re-enroll yourself. After Aadhaar Card number is generated the Aadhaar Card printing process might take 3 to 5 weeks and additional few weeks for the Aadhaar Letters to get delivered to your postal address by India Post.

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