How to apply ADHAR Card and Documents Required For Aadhar Card : Get Complete List

Procedure to apply for Aadhaar Card

Once you know you are eligible for an Aadhar card, you are going to want to apply for one and this is a process that can take a bit of time. The first thing you should know is that Aadhar registrations are completely voluntsary right now and even if you dont get one, you wont be excluded from any privilege that you are eligible for. The second thing is that the issuing of an Aadhar number will depend on you being able to visit the enrolment centres and submitting any and all required documents and biometric data required. The actual process of getting the card will go from you applying for an appointment to visiting the centre to submit the information, to getting the number, verifying the details and actually getting the Aadhar card. So lets take a look at the registration process to begin with.
2016-17 से वित्त वर्ष 2016 से आयकर रिटर्न दाखिल करने के लिए आधार कार्ड अब अनिवार्य है इसके अलावा आधार कार्ड भारत में बच्चों और शिशुओं सहित हर भारतीय व्यक्ति के लिए पहचान और पते के प्रमाण के रूप में कार्य करता है। अगर किसी के पास आधार कार्ड नहीं है, तो इसके लिए आवेदन करने का एक अच्छा समय है। आधार कार्ड के लिए आवेदन करने की प्रक्रिया यहां दी गई है:
Important Points to know before applying for an Aadhar Card Online

➧It is absolutely free to enrol for aadhar card online

Just enrolment is not enough to get your aadhar card
You have to be actively involved in adding details, verifying your information and downloading it
Applying online is encouraged only if you do not find an enrolment centre near your place of residence.
It may take a while before you receive your copy of aadhar card. So, being patient and checking status of UID online is recommended.

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Procedure to apply for Aadhaar Card
Find an enrollment center near you. Log on to center to find the center.
Once you have found the center, you can book an appointment online. You can even visit the center without booking the appointment online. Alternately, you can book the appointment through official website
Arrange the supporting documents which requires 1 proof of identity, 1 proof of address and 1 proof of date of Birth.To know about the complete list of documents
On visiting the Aadhaar card center, you need to fill the enrollment form. The enrolment form is available online also on
You can take printout from there and can fill it before visiting the center also.  
Submit the enrollment form along with supporting documents. You need to submit biometric proof also.
Once all the details are collected, you will get an acknowledgment slip for your enrollment. This will be 14 digit enrollment number which will help you keep a check on the status of your application. Also, you can file your income tax return by mentioning this Aadhaar enrolment ID.
To Know more about enrollment ID, click here .
The data will be verified centrally and on successful verification of the data, Aadhaar number will be sent to your address through post. It can take up to 90 days (3 months) for the Aadhaar card to be sent to you.
How to check the status of allotment of Aadhaar Card Online?
To check the status you have to go to the UIDAI website   and use the enrollment number to see if you have been allotted an Aadhaar number.
In the acknowledgment slip(enrolment number), look for these 2 items on the top:
14-digit enrollment number
Date and time of enrollment

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Process to Apply Aadhar Card
The very first step in applying for an Aadhar card, assuming that you have all the document you’ll need, will be to book the appointment and then visiting the enrolment centre. You can book an appointment by visiting the official website of UIDAI.
The first step is to find an enrolment centre near you.
Once you have found the centre, you can book an appointment online .
If you dont want to book an appoints, you can even visit the centre without one but an appointment will save you a lot of time an effort.
On the day of the appointment you need to ensure that you are present well in advance of the time appointed so that there is no possibility of missing it. Once you are at the centre here are the thing you will be expected to do:
The very first thing you will need to do is to fill out the enrolment form. You can fill up the form before you go for the appointment too since it is available online.
Once you have filled up the form, submit it along with the supporting documents.
The supporting documents will include a proof of identity and a proof of address. Here are the
Once the documents are submitted and they are accepted, you will have to submit biometric data too. This will include an impression of your fingerprints and your iris.
They will also take a photograph of you for the records.
Once all the details are collected, you are done for the day but make sure you dont leave without taking the acknowledgement slip of your enrolment. This will have your 14 digit enrolment number on it which will help you keep a check on the status of your application.
 There are also some states, districts of certain states and union territories where the enrolment for Aadhar is being done by the Registrar General of India which negates the need to citizens to enroll individually. These place are:
Arunachal Pradesh


Jammu & Kashmir




Tamil Nadu

West Bengal

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Dadar and Nagar Haveli




Uttara Kannada



Bangalore rural



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Documents that serve as proof of Identity :
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
Kisan 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

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Documents that serve as proof of Address:
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 3 months)
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 Instruction on letterhead
NREGS Job Card
Arms License
Pensioner Card
Freedom Fighter Card
Kisan Passbook
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 the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
Passport of Spouse
Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)
Documents that serve as proof of Date of Birth:
SSLC Book/CertificatePassport
Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

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