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How To Apply For An Aadhar Card

This post is written by Akhil Aryan, Manager – Product & Growth at Haptik.

With more than 70 crore residents having enrolled for UIDAI as per a 2014 report in IBN, government is starting to link all their processes and schemes with Aadhar card. There are plans to make Aadhar cards compulsory for passports. Also, Government of Indian is completely banking on Aadhar Card for schemes like Direct Cash Transfer.


You still don’t have an Aadhar Card? Don’t worry! It is just the right time to get one.

And Guess what! You are no longer required to figure out the complex government procedures for making an Aadhar Card application. The following article tries to simplify the process for you. After reading this, if you are still confused, feel free to message your Haptik Assistant. If you don’t have the app, you can download it from here – 


Here is the process simplified for you by Haptik-

  1. Find the nearest UIDAI enrolment centre here. Visit the center with a valid address and identity proof. Common proofs of identity and address are election photo ID card, Ration card, passport and driving license. However, Photo ID cards like PAN card and Govt ID cards are permissible for identity proof. You will find a list of national valid documents here.
  1. In case you do not have above common proofs, Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead is also accepted as PoI (Proof of Identity). Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA /Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on letterhead or by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) is accepted as valid PoA (Proof of Address).

Even if someone in a family does not have individual valid documents, the resident can still enrol if his/her name exists in family entitlement document. In this case the Head of Family in entitlement document needs to be enrolled first with valid PoI & PoA document. The head of the household can then introduce other members in the family while they are enrolling. UIDAI accepts 8 document types as Proof of Relationship. The list could be found in the aforesaid attachment.

Worst case- Where there are no documents available, resident may also take the help of Introducers available at the enrolment centre. The Introducers are notified by the Registrar. For further details please contact office of the concerned Registrar.

  1. At the enrolment centre, please fill your personal details within the form. Your photo, finger prints and iris scan will also be taken as a part of the enrolment. You can review the details you have provided and make corrections during enrolment itself. You will get an acknowledgment slip with a temporary enrolment number and other details captured during enrolment.

Please note that you need to enrol only once. Multiple enrolments would just be a waste of time as you will be assigned a single Aadhar number.

  1. Based on your information provided, your details will be verified centrally. If your application is successful, an Aadhaar number will be generated and mailed to your address.

The waiting time for an Aadhaar card may vary from 60-90 days after receipt of resident data. At times, it may take longer if being done through the National Population Register.

As always, if you have another questions regarding the process simply download the app & message your Personal Assistant.