Aadhaar is a twelve digit number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which is a statutory authority established by the government of India in January 2009. Aadhaar can be applied by an Indian Citizen residing in India, or by an non-resident Indian residing in India, or by an a foreigner residing in India.The Aadhaar card number is linked to the individual details along with the demographic information, biometric information of all the ten fingerprints of the individual along with the two iris scan of the individual and photograph of the individual. Aadhaar is allotted even for new-borns
No, Aadhaar Number does not have any expiry date.
Yes, the applicant should visit the enrollment center for applying Aadhaar Card since the applicant biometric of fingerprint and iris needs to be scanned.
The demographic details of the applicant such as name of the applicant date of birth of the applicant, gender of the applicant and the residential address of the applicant. The image of the applicant will also be captured.
Yes, Children below the age of five years can apply for Aadhaar card, which includes even a new born baby also, can enroll for Aadhaar card.Children below the age of five years can apply for Aadhaar card, which includes even a new born baby also, can enroll for Aadhaar card. Unlike adults the biometric of fingerprint, iris scan is not applicable for children, who are below five years, and they will be issued with the blue coloured aadhaar card.
For enrolling an Aadhaar card for children the kids has to be taken to the enrollment center along with their parents so that the photograph of the child is captured by the enrollment office and then the parents or guardian should produce the birth certificate of the Child, Aadhaar card of the parent or guardian. The demographic details of the child will be linked to the parent or guardian aadhaar card and the Aadhaar card of the child will be issued within ninety days from the enrollment. Once the children reaches the age of five or above both biometric of fingerprint and iris scan will be taken, and when they reach fifteen years of age once again both the biometric of fingerprint and iris scan of the child should be updated.
Aadhaar enrollment is free of cost.
Applicant should furnish Proof of Identity (POI), Proof of Address (POA) and Proof of Date of birth (DOB) to the enrollment office.
Yes, the applicant should physically visit the enrollment center and should furnish the “Original Document” to the enrollment officer, however the original documents will be returned back once it is scanned by the enrollment officer.
Yes one can apply for Aadhaar Card when they do not have any sufficient proof of document, and this can be done by furnishing the family entitlement document where the head of the family member (HOF) and the name of the applicant details should exist in the family entitlement document.In such scenario the head of the family member (HOF) mentioned in the entitlement document should already been enrolled first by furnishing his proof of identity and address, following which the other family members can enroll based on the Aadhaar number of head of family.
Head of the family member should accompany with the applicant for whom the Aadhaar card is to be applied.The head of the family member should then provide his “ORIGINAL PROOF OF DOCUMENTS” to the enrollment officer. The head of the family member proof of document should necessarily contain the name and details of the applicant for whom the Aadhaar card is to be applied. If the Aadhaar is to be applied for more than one person of the family, then the head of the family member should accompany each and every time with the applicant to the enrollment center or they can appear as a family together and they can get the enrollment for the all family member on a single visit to the enrollment center. Below are the lists of documents that are accepted as proof of relationship for enrolling Aadhaar card.