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How to Apply For E-Aadhaar Card: A Step-By-Step Guide

  • Highlights

  • Documentation and online enrolment

  • Book an appointment at the centre

  • Downloading your Aadhaar card

  • Updating details on your Aadhaar

One of the major steps towards India’s digitisation journey has been its effort to provide a unique identification to all citizens through the Aadhaar number. The intent behind this exercise was to make Aadhaar a residency proof for all Indian citizens. Today, it has not only become a credible residence proof but also a reliable identity proof. Moreover, all governmental and a number of private programmes and utilities such as subsidies are closely connected to it.

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It is thus important for all Indian citizens to have an Aadhaar card. Obtaining an e-Aadhaar card online is easy and can be done without any hassle. The e-Aadhaar is a 12-digit alphanumeric identity that is an electronic version of your physical Aadhaar card. It contains your personal information such as name, address, date of birth and gender.

In this article, we will take you through the various steps required to obtain your e-Aadhaar card.

How to Get E-Aadhaar Card Online

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Step 1: Documentation for Online Enrolment

The first step is to arrange all necessary documents required for the application of Aadhaar. These include any supported proof of identity, proof of address, proof of date of birth and proof of relationship with the head of the family. Once your documents are ready, you can visit the official UIDAI website and download the enrolment form that is available online and fill it up as per the instructions.

How to Apply For E-Aadhaar Card A Step-By-Step Guide

The documents required to apply for an Aadhaar Card are as follows:

Step 2: Locate an Enrolment Centre and Book an Appointment

The next step is to search for an enrolment centre that is close to your residence. Once you locate the centre, book an appointment online. On the day of the appointment, you need to be present at the centre with the enrolment form and the documents and mentioned above. Once the documentation is approved, your biometric details such as iris scan and fingerprints will be collected at the enrolment centre along with a photograph. Once the details are gathered, you will receive an acknowledgement slip. This carries a 14-digit enrolment number. This becomes your reference number to check the online status of your application.

Step 3: Checking Status and Downloading Your E-aadhaar Card

After a fortnight, enter your enrolment number on the UIDAI website. Next, you will be asked to provide a One time Password (OTP). You will receive the OTP on the mobile number you have provided during the time of application. On entering the OTP, you will know whether your Aadhaar number is in process or generated.

Check e-Aadhaar Card Status

Here is the screenshot of UIDAI website, where you have to enter your enrolment number If generated, you will be directed to a password-protected e-Aadhaar PDF page. You will need to provide the first four letters of your name in capitals and your birth year in (YYYY) format to access this PDF document. You can download e Aadhaar card PDF as proof of your identity, which is as good as a physical copy of the same.

How to Update Address on your Aadhaar Card?

  • You can make corrections or update your Aadhaar card, by visiting the UIDAI portal

  • On entering your Aadhaar number, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Login with the OTP to proceed to the next page and select the address option

    Here is the screenshot of UIDAI website, where you have to enter your Aadhaar number

    E-Aadhaar Card - How to Apply, Download & Update Aadhaar Card

  • To modify the address, click on the Modify option. You will then need to submit documentary proof of your new address that is self-attested. Complete this process carefully and check thoroughly before you hit proceed again.

  • After this submission, you receive an Update Request Number (URN). You can use this URN to keep track of the status of the application. Alternatively, you can visit you nearest Aadhaar Permanent Enrolment Centre, along with the documentary proof and your existing Aadhaar card. You will need to fill the Aadhaar Correction Form here and make the aforesaid changes. For each update or correction, you will need to pay Rs.25.

  • To update or change your registered mobile number too, you will have to visit the nearest Aadhaar Permanent Enrolment Centre. Carry your Aadhaar card to complete the process.

  • In case of any help or queries regarding Aadhaar, you can seek help by calling the toll-free number 1947 or mailing your query at help@uidai.gov.in.


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Since the Aadhaar card is a recent technological development in the digital evolution of 'recorded evidence', it holds a great deal of promise. The Aadhaar card containing the unique Aadhaar number can truly support and transform the many daily activities of all Indian residents. For instance, the recently introduced Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AEPS), a payment system that lets you carry out many financial transactions by just providing your Aadhaar at a Point of Sale (PoS) or at micro ATMs. Your Aadhaar card thus holds the potential of becoming more than just your identity proof; if you haven’t yet applied for it, use this step-by-step guide and do it today

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