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How to Apply for Aadhaar card

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    Aadhaar Latest Update

    The last date for linking Aadhaar with PAN has been extended to 30th September 2019 from 31st March 2019. However, it is mandatory to to link Aadhaar with PAN for filing ITR.

    Read here to know – How to link aadhaar to PAN

Aadhaar Card is now mandatory to file income tax returns from FY 2016-17. Also Aadhaar card serves as a proof of identity and address for every Indian individual including children and infants in India.  If anyone does not have Aadhaar card, this is a good time to apply for it. Here is the procedure to apply for Aadhaar card:

Procedure to apply for Aadhaar Card

  • Arrange the supporting documents which requires 1 proof of identity, 1 proof of address and 1 proof of date of Birth.To know about the complete list of documents. Click here


Aadhaar Enrolment


  • Submit the enrollment form along with supporting documents. You need to submit biometric proof also.
  • Once all the details are collected, you will get an acknowledgment slip for your enrollment. This will be 14 digit enrollment number which will help you keep a check on the status of your application. Also, you can file your income tax return by mentioning this Aadhaar enrolment ID.

Read our article to know more about enrollment ID.

  • The data will be verified centrally and on successful verification of the data, Aadhaar number will be sent to your address through post. It can take up to 90 days (3 months) for the Aadhaar card to be sent to you.

How to check the status of allotment of Aadhaar Card Online?

  • To check the status you have to go to the UIDAI website   and use the enrollment number to see if you have been allotted an Aadhaar number.
  • In the acknowledgment slip(enrollment number), look for these 2 items on the top:
  1. 14-digit enrollment number
  2. Date and time of enrollment

aadhaar enrolment step 2

Documents that serve as proof of Identity :

  1. Passport
  2. PAN card
  3. Ration/PDS Photo card
  4. Voter ID
  5. Driving license
  6. Government Photo ID Cards/service photo identity card issued by PSU
  7. NREGS Job Card
  8. Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  9. Arms License
  10. Photo Bank ATM Card
  11. Photo Credit Card
  12. Pensioner Photo Card
  13. Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  14. Kisan Photo Passbook
  15. CGHS/ECHS Photo Card
  16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  17. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead

Documents that serve as proof of Address:

  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  4. Ration Card
  5. Voter ID
  6. Driving License
  7. Government Photo ID cards/service photo identity card issued by PSU
  8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  9. Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  13. Insurance Policy
  14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
  15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
  16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead
  17. NREGS Job Card
  18. Arms License
  19. Pensioner Card
  20. Freedom Fighter Card
  21. Kisan Passbook
  22. CGHS/ECHS Card
  23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  24. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas) Income Tax Assessment Order
  25. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  26. Registered Sale/Lease/Rent Agreement
  27. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  28. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
  29. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
  30. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  31. Passport of Spouse
  32. Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)

Documents that serve as proof of Date of Birth:

  1. SSLC Book/CertificatePassport
  2. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

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