Informing educating and connecting Indians across the globe . . . by Virendar Chand
Aadhaar is India’s version of the American social security card or Canada’s social security number. India’s Aadhaar card is a 12 digit individual identification
number. Aadhaar numbers are issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India.
Aadhaar cards will eventually serve as a proof of identity and address, across India. In future the will also help linking to other government subsidies and
Who can apply for Aadhaar Card
Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident in India and satisfies the
verification process laid down by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) can apply for
Aadhaar card. NRIs, PIO’s as well as foreigners, living in India can apply for Aadhaar card and it is
given free of cost to all applicants.
How to apply for Aadhaar Card
There are authorized Locate the nearest Aadhaar enrollment centers all across India, locate the
center near your location. Go to the enrollment center with identity and address proof to apply.
1.Go to the nearest enrollment center fill application and provide the required documents (list
2.Your Application data is then entered into the system data base
3.Your finger prints are taken, a digital photograph and Iris capture done.
4.Once documents verified, Aadhaar number is issued.
Time frame is supposed to be about 60 - 90 days from completing the above formalities, however expect to wait three plus months.
Check Status of Aadhaar Card
You will need your enrollment number, date and time provided by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) at the time of registration to check the status
of your Aadhaar card online.
Both date and time fields are required.
Date should to be entered in following format: dd/mm/yyyy (dd=day, mm=month, yyyy=year)
Time should to be entered in following format: hh:mm:ss (hh=hour, mm=minutes, ss=seconds)
To check online click HERE
Toll-free number – 1800-180-1947 / Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: Information provided is for general knowledge only and should not be deemed to be professional advice. For professional advice kindly consult a professional
accountant, immigration advisor or the Indian consulate. Rules and regulations do change from time to time. Please note that in case of any variation between what has
been stated on this website and the relevant Act, Rules, Regulations, Policy Statements etc. the latter shall prevail.
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