How to get an Aadhaar card?

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The Aadhaar card is increasingly becoming an important document, particularly as the government looks to transfer cash in lieu of subsidies.

Government is supporting and promoting Aadhaar card and making it compulsory for availing gas connections, applying for passports, opening an account etc.

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How to get an Aadhaar card?

It's therefore important to get an Aadhaar Card and here's a look at how you could go about getting the same.

1. Aadhaar enrollment is free and is one time process. Once can apply anywhere in India irrespective of place he belongs.

2. You can go to any authorized Aadhaar enrollment center anywhere in India with your identity and address proof. 

3. The registrar authorised person will verify the information with the documents produced The demographic data will be entered in software.

4. Biometrics information of ten finger prints, both iris scan and facial photograph of the resident will also be captured

5. The data will be sent to CIDR

6. A de-duplication check comparing the Resident's biometric information to the records in the data base is done If the individual is not already in the database, Aadhaar will be issued and sent to the person at his/ her residence.

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What is the waiting period?

  • The waiting time for Aadhaar may vary from 60-90 days after receipt of resident data packets in CIDR.
  • The data undergoes various stages of screening and validations in CIDR. This ensures that the source of data is authenticated besides ensuring that no duplicate exists. 

How I will get the card?

  • India Post is entrusted with the responsibility of printing and delivery of Aadhaar letters. Depending on backlog for generation, location of delivery etc.
  • India Post may ordinarily take 3-5 weeks to print and deliver Aadhaar letters to the residents.

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Story first published: Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 11:14 [IST]
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