Aadhaar Card

Issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the Aadhaar Card is a biometric-based identity card with a 12-digit number that’s unique to you.

Different processes require different kinds of documents. So, let’s find the ones you need.

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Where can I use it?

The Aadhaar card has multiple uses, mainly for better delivery of social security benefits and subsides including services related to food & nutrition, education, employment, healthcare and inclusion and social security.

How do I get it?

You can only get your Aadhaar card through in-person registration which can be done by visiting your nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra or by booking an appointment on:

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Who can I get it from?

You will be enrolled into the process directly by a registrar appointed by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), or by enrolling agencies contracted/appointed by the registrars.

When can I collect it?

After enrollment, it usually takes 90 days for the Aadhaar to be delivered to your registered address. You can also download it online by providing the required details on:

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Can I make corrections to it?

Yes, you can apply in-person or online to make any changes to your demographic or biometric information.

What can I use instead of an Aadhaar Card?

Unfortunately, there are no alternatives to this form of identification.

What if I lose it?

You first need to file a report with the police. Once done, you can submit a copy of the report along with an affidavit and address/identity proof at your nearest enrollment office. They can then issue a duplicate copy of your Aadhaar card.