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Aadhar Card Enrollment Centers

The Aadhaar Enrollment centres are those centres which are given the responsibility of enrolling all the resident Indians for Aadhaar by collecting demographic and biometric details in confirmation with the guidelines laid down by the UIDAI. The Aadhaar card enrollment centres are operated by enrollment agencies which are engaged with registrars. Both permanent and temporary enrollment centres are spread across the length and breadth of the country.

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What to check at the enrollment centre?

At the enrollment centre, one should correctly fill in all the personal details in the enrollment form.

Individuals photo, fingerprints (all ten fingers of both the hands) and iris scan will be taken as a part of the enrollment process. One can review the details one has provided and make necessary corrections if any during the enrollment itself to avoid discrepancies. You will be receiving an acknowledgement slip with an enrollment number and other related details which will be captured during the enrollment process. Any kind of correction in the enrollment data, if any can be done within a time span of 96 hours of enrollment by visiting the enrollment centre along with the acknowledgement slip.

Where to enroll for Aadhaar Card?

The enrollment centre is spread across all the states and union territories in India which is being covered by the UIDAI and Office of Registrar General of India (RGI). The aadhar enrollment activities are being extensively carried out by RGI along with the preparation of the National Population Register (NPR) in the states of Assam and Meghalaya. The residents of all other states and union territories are required to enroll only at the Aadhaar Camps or Aadhar Enrollment Centre or at any of the Permanent Enrollment Centre.

How to Print or Download Aadhar Card?

The advancement of the technology has made the UIDAI for electronic storage and retrieval of Aadhaar details. The online version of Aadhaar is known as e-Aadhaar and the same is available in PDF format and this can be downloaded from the UIDAI website.

The E-Aadhar can be accessed via the official UIDAI web portal by using any of the following:

• Using Aadhaar Number
• Using Virtual Identification Form (Virtual ID)
• Using Enrollment Identification Form (Enrollment ID)

How to download UIDAI Aadhaar online?

Follow the below-mentioned steps to download e-Aadhaar card:

  • Individuals who already have an Aadhaar number can enter the 12 digit number. Individuals who are yet to receive their Aadhaar number must note down the enrollment number, time and date which is given in the acknowledgement slip that will be given to them at the time of enrollment of aadhaar application.
  • Visit the UIDAI website and enter all the required details to proceed further.
  • Click on the option titled, “Get One Time Password” (OTP)
  • You will receive OTP or one-time password to your registered mobile number and the same has to be entered into the given field
  • Enter the first four letters of your name in capitals combined with the year of birth as the password to open the e-aadhar PDF file.

Eligibility for Aadhaar Card

The following is the eligibility criteria for enrollment of Aadhaar card

  • All the resident Indian citizens are eligible to apply for Aadhaar card
  • For Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), they should have stayed in the country for more than 182 days for a continuous period are eligible to apply.

What is the E-Aadhaar Card Status?

The E-Aadhar is an electronic version of the Aadhar card and the same can be downloaded online on submission of the individual’s Aadhar or the enrollment identity. This version is as valid as the physical aadhaar card. One can download the e-aadhaar at the official web portal of UIDAI and can even check for the e-aadhaar card status.

Information on E-Aadhar

An E-aadhar is equivalent to the physical copy of aadhaar card and it mainly contains the personal information of an individual. Individuals can visit the UIDAI web portal to check their aadhaar information which includes

• Aadhaar Number
• Name
• Date of Birth
• Residential Address
• Photograph
• Sex

Benefits of E-Aadhaar

  • E-Aadhar is an electronic card and it is available on the online platform.
  • Individuals can access this any time and need not worry about losing their card as it is virtual in nature and hence it cannot be misplaced.
  • The government of India has provided a number of welfare subsidy schemes such as LPG subsidy and so on to all the individuals through Aadhaar.
  • Aadhaar is a must for applicants who are seeking subsidies from government based schemes.
  • E-Aadhaar card acts as a universal identity card and the same can be procured by all the residents of India.
  • The card acts as a proof of authentic identity as well as address proof, unlike other documents.
  • Individuals can open their bank accounts using Aadhaar as proof of a document.
  • An E-Aadhar acts as a valid proof of residential address and identification card as mentioned by the UIDAI as this document is digitally certified.
  • All the data which is actually printed on the physical copy of the Aadhaar card is exclusively available on the e-aadhar card.

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