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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?

Locate the Aadhar card centre near you and visit the centre along with aadhar enrollment form and supported by necessary documents.

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 at Aadhar Card Centre near me or at any of the Permanent Enrollment Centre. Google Aadhaar UIDAI Enrollment Centres and get a list of centres near you. 

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.


Q: Is E-Aadhaar also valid as a physical copy of Aadhaar?

Ans: Yes, e-Aadhaar is also valid as a physical copy of Aadhaar.

Q: What support software do you need to open e-Aadhaar?

Ans: The support software required to open e-Aadhar is Adobe Reader.

Q: Can I download my Aadhaar letter online after the update?

Ans: Yes, once your update request is approved, you can download your Aadhaar letter online by clicking “Download Aadhaar” on the official UIDAI website.

Q. Is it mandatory to link a bank account to Aadhaar?

Ans: No, it is not mandatory to link the bank account to Aadhaar. You can provide the Aadhaar card as proof of document but it is not mandatory to do so.

Q. How can I verify an Aadhar link with a bank account?

Ans: You can verify the Aadhaar link with bank account by visiting the UIDAI official website.

Q. Can I link my Aadhaar to multiple bank accounts?

Ans: Yes, you can link multiple bank accounts to your Aadhaar.

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Now the UIDAI has set limits for updating Aadhaar details:

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has changed the new rules for updating your details like name, gender, and date of birth on the Aadhaar card.

Previously you were updated the details without any limitations in your Aadhar card. Now The UIDAI has set limits for number of update/change your name, date of birth, and gender details on your Aadhaar card.

The Unique Identification Aythority of India(UIDAI) has already set the number of limitation to change the date of birth on the Aadhaar card; You can only do this once.

How many times can the name be updated on the Aadhaar map?

According to the memorandum from the UIDAI office, the holder of an Aadhaar card can now only update their name on the Aadhaar card twice.

How many times can the date of birth be updated on the Aadhaar card?

The rules for updating the date of birth in your Aadhaar card have been in limitations. As mentioned above, the date of birth can only be updated once on the Aadhaar card. Also, Updating your date of birth will be allowed a maximum of three years, either plus or minus to your current age in the Aadhaar card. from the date of birth recorded when registering for the Aadhaar card.

Likewise, the person who submits proof of their date of birth at the time of registration will now be recorded as verified in the registers of the UIDAI. But, if the individual does not have any valid documentary proof of the date of birth at the time of enrollment, the date of birth with the UIDAI will be recorded as declared or approximate.

Likewise, a person who presents proof of their date of birth at the time of registration will be recorded as verified in the registers of the UIDAI. However, if the individual does not have any valid document proof of the date of birth at the time of registration, then the date of birth with the UIDAI will be recorded as declared or approximate.

In the future, if that person wishes to update their date of birth, they will need to provide documentary proof of their date of birth.

The person's update request to change the date of birth from “stated/approximate” to “verified” will only be allowed once. This can only be done by submitting the relevant documentary evidence. This modification is allowed regardless of the range/limit of modification. People whose date of birth is already registered in the UIDAI as "verified" will not be able to modify their date of birth.

How many times can the gender be updated on the Aadhaar Card?

The UIDAI has set limits on the number of times gender details can be updated on the Aadhaar card. According to the memo, gender details can only be updated once.

What if you want to make changes beyond the mandatory limit?

Updating the Aadhaar detailes like name, gender, or date of birth on the Aadhaar card more than the required number of times can only be done through an exception handling process which may require the cardholder Aadhaar to go to the UIDAI regional office.

How does the exception handling process work?

If the name, date of birth, and gender are updated more than the prescribed limit, the process is as follows:
1. The person will need to go to the Aadhaar Registration / Update Center to update their name, date of birth, or gender.

2. As the update exceeds the prescribed number of times, the person must send a request for acceptance of the update made to the registration center, by e-mail or post, to the regional office of the UIDAI. The person neeed to explain why such a request should be accepted with a copy of the URN(Update Request Number) note, Aadhaar details, and relevant evidence details. The email should be sent to help@uidai.gov.in. Keep in mind that the person is not required to physically attend the regional office unless specifically requested.

3. The regional office will do their due diligence and determine whether the update request is genuine or not. The regional office may request additional information from the resident or conduct a field survey if necessary.

4. If the regional office determines that the upgrade request is genuine, the request will be forwarded to the technology center for processing / reprocessing of the request.

24 November 2020
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