Aadhaar is a 12-digit multi-functional Unique Identity Number, which can be linked with one’s bank accounts and other ID proofs. It is a universal identification document that proves identity, address, date of birth, and age of a person. This unique 12-digit random number is issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to the residents of the country.
Aadhaar enrolment is a free process offered by UIDAI that be easily done online and offline. We will go through the following in detail:
- Aadhaar Enrolment Forms
- Aadhaar Enrolment Process (Online and Offline),
- Aadhaar Correction/Update Process (Online and Offline)
Aadhaar Enrolment Forms
How to get the Aadhaar Enrolment Forms?
The UIDAI offers two modes for Aadhaar Enrollment Form download. Given below are the ways to download the same.
- You can download the Aadhaar enrollment form PDF here
- You can also obtain and fill out the form at the Aadhaar enrolment Centre.
How to fill out the Aadhaar Enrolment Form?
Aadhaar Enrollment correction update form has multiple fields to fill-in. For this, the person should be fully aware regarding the fields and should carefully enter the name and other things to avoid any misrepresentation in the future.
Give below are the different fields in the Aadhaar Application Form-
|Field in Aadhaar enrolment Form||Description|
|Pre-enrolment ID (Only for Update)||As received in the acknowledgement receipt of the online Aadhaar application|
|Full name||As per Proof of Identity (PoI)|
|C/O||Name of the owner of the residence. Could be a landlord or a family member|
|Address||As per PoA|
|Date of Birth||As per PoI|
|Proof of Identity||Name of the proof used such as Driving License|
|Proof of Address||Name of the proof used such as Passport|
|Proof of Relationship||Not required if you have the PoI and PoA|
|For HoF based||Aadhaar number of the head of the family|
|For Issuer based||Aadhaar number of the issuer issuing the certificates for PoI and PoA|
Aadhaar Enrolment Process
Documents Required as per the Aadhaar Enrolment Forms
To apply for Aadhaar, you require two basic documents per the Aadhaar Enrolment Forms:
1. Proof of Address(PoA): Some acceptable address proofs include:
- Voter’s ID,
- Ration card,
- Driving License,
- Utility bills such as electricity bills, etc.
2. Proof of Identity (PoI):
- Common Identity proofs include:
- PAN Card,
- Driving License
- Voter’s ID.
If someone does not have a valid PoI or PoA, a Certificate of Identity or Certificate of Authority having a photo is acceptable as a valid photo PoI/PoA. In rural areas, these certificates are issued by Gazetted Officers or Tehsildar / Village Panchayat Head, Mukhiya, or its equivalent authority. In urban areas, these are issued by the Superintendent/ Warden/ Matron/ Head of Institution of recognised shelter homes or orphanages, etc./ MP or MLA or MLC or Municipal Councillor, in a UIDAI standard format.
There is another alternative for a family member with no valid documents. However, the head of the family must be enrolled in Aadhaar first with a valid PoA and PoI. They can enrol the family members whose names exist in the family entitlement document, which is proved through a document showing Proof of Relationship (PoR).
Click here to check for all documents acceptable as PoI, PoA, and PoR according to the Aadhaar enrolment form.
How to Apply Offline?
- Once you have the necessary documents – PoI and PoA, you can go to the nearby Aadhaar enrolment Centre. You can find the centre nearest to you by clicking here.
- There is no requirement to carry a photo. You will have to take one at the enrolment centre.
Steps to be Followed at the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre
- Fill out the Aadhaar Enrolment Form at the centre or pre-fill the form by downloading the Aadhaar enrolment Form pdf from here.
- Once the Aadhaar enrolment form is complete, your biometric details – iris scan and all 10 fingers print scans will be taken.
- You will receive an acknowledgement slip containing the 14-digit Aadhaar enrolment number.
- You must retain this till the time Aadhaar is not issued and received.
Process after Aadhaar Application Form Submission
- After getting the acknowledgement receipt, one can use the 14- digit Aadhaar enrolment ID to track its status.
- If you have lost your enrolment ID, you can click here, select enrolment ID, and enter your name and phone number. You will get an OTP at the registered mobile number, and on entering the same, your will receive your enrolment ID on your registered mobile number.
- The card usually takes 60-90 days to arrive after submitting the application. It comes via ordinary post and can take more than the stipulated time.
- Once the Aadhaar gets issued, you get an SMS on your registered mobile number. You can go to the enrolment centre to get it printed. You will have to carry your Acknowledgment receipt containing the Aadhaar enrolment number. Furthermore, you can also download it here.
- The downloaded Aadhaar will be a password-protected pdf. The password is 8 digits, consisting of the first 4 alphabets of your name in upper case followed by the year of birth in YYYY format.
- There are also some cases where the Aadhaar enrolment could get rejected due to incorrect or missing documents or some transliteration error. In this case, you will have to restart the process.
Aadhaar Enrolment Update Form
- In case you would like to make any corrections in the Aadhaar enrollment update form, you can do it up to 96 hours after enrolment by revisiting the enrolment centre with the acknowledgement receipt.
Did you know?
Enrolment ID received post submission of the Aadhaar enrolment Form can be used as a valid proof of ID till the Aadhaar isn’t generated.
How to Apply Online?
Currently, the Aadhaar application form process is not completely online. You can book an appointment online by sharing some details, but you will have to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre for the rest of the process, which includes filling out the Aadhaar application form, getting the biometrics scanned, and the documents scrutinised.
- Start your Aadhaar Application process by clicking here
- The appointment will ask for a phone number, where you will get an OTP.
- On entering the OTP, you go to a page asking if you have a valid PoI and PoA. If not, you have to select the option ‘HOF’, for which you will have to get a PoR.
- After you fill out the Aadhaar Application Form, you are directed to the page where you can book a slot of 20 minutes. Book the slots up to 60 days in advance.
- After this, you will see the previewed Aadhaar Pre-Application. Please review all the details carefully, as they will then be a part of your Aadhaar card.
- On clicking submit, the booking is confirmed, and you get a booking acknowledgement receipt containing a Token ID.
If you wish to reschedule/cancel the appointment, you can log in to the same booking page with the Token ID and reschedule. If you wish to change any details, you can do so at the Aadhaar enrolment centre during your visit.
The steps for filling out the Aadhaar application form are the same as those for the offline process.
In case you want to update some information on the Aadhaar Card, you can do it at the cost of Rs. 50/-The changes that can be done include minor changes in your name, date of birth, gender, address, and language. The Aadhaar enrolment Correction Update form can be filled online and offline.
To download the Aadhaar enrolment Update Form, click here.
- Visit the Aadhaar portal,
- Log in via your Aadhaar and OTP
- Chose to update – your name, address, gender, DOB or language
- Add the updated information in the online Aadhaar enrolment Update Form
- Preview and make payment of Rs. 50/-
- Submit the application
- Track the status of the update using the Update Request Number (URN)
- The updated Aadhaar could take nearly 60-90 days to arrive, but you can print the updated Aadhaar after downloading it from the portal using the URN
- Visit the nearest Aadhaar enrolment Centre.
- Fill out the Aadhaar enrolment Update Form as shared by the authorities. Enter the changes.
- A fee of Rs. 50/- has to be paid for address change.
- The acknowledgement receipt will be shared, which can be used to track and download the updated Aadhaar before it arrives in 60-90 days.
Did You know?
There is a limit to the number of times one can submit an Aadhaar enrolment Update form. For E.g. you can update the name on the Aadhaar card twice, but you can update DOB and gender only once.
Words to Remember
- UID: 12 digit Unique Identification Number on Aadhaar
- EID: 14 digit enrolment Identification Number
- URN: Update Request Number generated after submitting an Aadhaar enrolment Update Form
Aadhaar Enrollment Forms- FAQs
Possessing an Aadhaar card comes with various benefits. For Example-You can use it to avail government subsidies such as LPG subsidies, Mandatory KYC document for most government processes and opening a bank account, Online application for a passport in India requires Aadhaar upload, Provident funds can directly be disbursed in the accounts if linked with Aadhaar and so on.
Yes. For that, you have to log in to your Aadhaar at UIDAI.
You will share the Aadhaar of the address verifier, and
The verifier will receive an SRN.
They can log in to the portal on receiving the SRN and give consent.
Now enter the SRN and preview the address
Yes. The UIDAI offers Aadhaar Enrollment Forms in two different modes i.e. online and offline which can be processed for free in India.
To make any correction in the Aadhaar Card, one needs to submit the Aadhaar Enrolment correction update form either online or offline. As per the situation of resident, he/she can make corrections by visiting the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre or through logging-in the Aadhaar portal.
Yes. If you are making any payments at the Aadhaar portal, it is 100% safe and offers secure mode for making transactions easy.