Aadhar card is a unique identification card having a 12 digit alpha-numeric code, called as Aadhaar number, provided by the Government of India, which is unique to every Indian citizen. Also known as UIDAI – Unique Identification Authority of India, Aadhar card can be obtained by applying at the designated enrollment centre by visiting there in-person.
However, you can make some basic corrections or simply get the printout of your Aadhaar card online without visiting the enrollment centre. To download your existing Aadhaar card, locate the nearest enrollment centre, check your Aadhaar card status, retrieve a lost or forgotten EID or UID, or reprint your Aadhar card visit https://uidai.gov.in/.
Both adults and children, who are the citizens of India, can apply for an Aadhaar card.
Process of applying for Aadhaar card
Before applying for Aadhaar card, keep all your documents ready. The documents include your identity proof and address proof.
- Book an appointment at your nearest Aadhar enrollment centre. You can locate the nearest enrollment centre, check the link below: https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
- Be present at the enrollment centre on the date and time of appointment.
- You will need to fill the enrollment form given from the centre.
- Fill in all the required details and submit it at the centre along with your id and address proofs.
- After you submit the documents, you will need to give your biometric details – your fingerprints and iris scan.
- You will also be required to get photographed at the enrollment centre itself.
- Once you submit all your details, you will get an acknowledgement slip with the 14 digit enrollment number written on it. You can check the status of your Aadhaar application on the link mentioned above using this enrollment number.
Once your Aadhaar card is updated on the UIDAI website, you can download your copy from there itself or wait for the physical Aadhaar card to get delivered to you via post.