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What is an Aadhaar Card?

Aadhaar is a 12-digit Unique Identity Number (UIN) issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). This number has a unique combination of 12 digits which is created with the help of your biometric and demographic data that is collected by the UIDAI. Aadhaar card is considered as the proof of your address or residence and that you are an Indian citizen. Aadhaar cannot replace your other identity cards; for example- your Voter ID Card- your PAN Card- Passport or Driving License. It is required when you are applying for other identity proofs such as voter ID card or driving license. Aadhaar card is also the sole identity proof that is needed for KYC for banks as well as for telecom companies which keep the data of their customers.

What is E-Aadhaar or Aadhaar e card?

E-Aadhaar card or Aadhaar e card is the electronic or soft copy of the Aadhaar card which is protected by a password. The 12-digit unique identity number which is digitally signed by the authority of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)- as mentioned on the official website of

As per Aadhaar Act- e-Aadhaar or Aadhaar e card is equally valid like a hard copy of Aadhaar card for all purposes- as per UIDAI. Residents of India can easily download Aadhaar e card number by visiting or Subscribers can also authenticate the digital signatures in e-Aadhaar- as mentioned on the Aadhaar official website of UIDAI. 

How to apply for Aadhar card online?

Aadhaar Card is essential for every Indian citizen since it works as a universal identity card when you require to enroll for some government services. Unlike Voter ID card which gives you the permission to vote- Aadhaar has no such purpose. But having an Aadhaar card handy can help you in many ways. Here’s how you can apply online for Aadhaar Card by visiting the Aadhaar official website of UIDAI.

Step 1: Finding Aadhaar Enrolment Centre

To apply for Aadhar Card online- first you need to find your nearest Aadhaar enrolment centre. For that- visit the official page of UIDAI. Then click on “Locate Enrolment and Update Centres” and select from state- pincode or search box options.

If you have chosen “State”- enter your details such as your state- district- sub district and village/town etc. Choose whether you want only permanent centres or not. There will be a small box where you need to click in order to choose this option. Now enter the verification code given below and click on the “Search” option.

If you have chosen the “Pin Code”- you will only have to enter your pin code and the verification code to search your nearest enrollment centre.

If you are not sure about your Pin Code- you can also use the Search Box option where you can enter a name of a nearby place or locality and search for Aadhaar Centre. 

Step 2: Booking an Aadhaar enrolment Appointment

Once you have found your nearest Aadhaar center- it is time to book an Aadhaar enrolment appointment online. You will also have offline booking option which will need more effort. So- it is better to opt for online appointment. 

Step 3: The Appointment and The Enrollment Process

Once the appointment is done- you will be given a date on which you need to visit the Aadhaar Centre with all your required documents (Identity proof and address proof) and go through the whole process. At first- you need to fill up an Aadhaar Enrollment form. This form is also available online so you can fill it up before going to the centre as well. After that- you will need to submit the documents you have brought as your identity and address proof. Once the documents are submitted and accepted- all you have to do is submit your biometric data. Your fingerprints and iris impression will be taken along with your photograph. Then collect your acknowledgement slip as a proof of your enrolment that will contain the 14-digit no. that will help you keep track of your Aadhaar Card Status.

Which documents are required for Aadhar Card?

To receive the Aadhaar card- you need to provide your address proof at the authorized Aadhaar center. Here are the documents which you can produce as your address proof. You will also need a proof of your birthdate.

  • Passport
  • Passbook or Bank Statement
  • Ration Card
  • Voter ID card
  • Driving License
  • Any photo identity card issued by the Government of India
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marksheet Issued by the Government Board or University
  • PAN Card

How to complete your Aadhaar card download in PDF version?

For your Aadhar Card Download- visit and find the “Download Aadhaar” option on the left side under the category of Aadhaar Enrolment. Click on it and you will be directed to a new page. Now you have to enter either your 14-digit enrolment no. or your 12-digit Aadhaar no. There will be written “I Have” and followed by the two options. Now enter your enrolment or Aadhar number as per the choice along with your full name- pin code- captcha code as well as the OTP that will be sent to your registered mobile number once you click the “Get One Time Password” button. If you are using mAadhaar App- you will have a TOTP. Or else- you can proceed with your OTP. Now click “Validate and Download” and enter your password to complete the Aadhar Card Download. You can also for Aadhaar card print directly from the PDF.

What is the password for the Aadhar Card Download in pdf format?

If you want to download the PDF version of your Aadhaar card- you will need to know your password which generally consists of the first four letters of your name (in capital) and your year of birth.

What will be your Aadhaar Password if you have only three-letter name?

If you have 3-letter name- then your Aadhaar password will be your full name and the first letter of your surname followed by your year of birth. In case- you do not have a surname and only three letters in your name- then your password will be all the letters of your name followed by your year of birth. Only by using these passwords you can carry out your complete Aadhar Card Download.

How to check your Aadhaar crd status?

Checking your Aadhar crd status is pretty simple. All you have to do is visit the Aadhaar official website of UIDAI ( or and on the top left you will find “Check Aadhaar crd status” option. Click this option and another page will open where you need to enter your enrolment ID and the date and time. Now enter the security code/captcha code. If you cannot understand the security code- you can also click on “Try another” option and you will get a new captcha code. Now click on the “Check Status” option and you will be able to see your Aadhaar crd status.

Is it compulsory to have an Aadhar Card?

No. It is not mandatory for every Indian to have an Aadhaar Card. But having it will help in many ways. For example- in case you need to do the KYC (know your customer) for any bank- then you will need an Aadhaar Card. Also- some telecom companies accept Aadhaar card as the identity proof of their customers. Those who do not have any other identity proof- for example- someone below 18 years will have the Aadhaar card as his/her sole identity proof.

When do you need to do your Aadhaar card update?

You need to do your Aadhaar update in the following conditions:

  • If your marital status changes
  • If you change your name
  • If you change your address
  • If there is a change in your mobile no.
  • If there is any mistake in your Aadhaar crad and you need a correction.

On the abovementioned conditions- you will need to apply for updating your Aadhaar Card.

How to do your Aadhaar Update?

Normally- you can easily update your Aadhaar crad by visiting the website of UIDAI and change/correct your name- address- phone number- birthdate or email id. Here is the process.

Step 1: Log in to the Aadhaar crad website:

This is Aadhaar self-service update portal where you can update the information in your Aadhaar Card.

Step 2: Enter your Aadhaar No and click on the “Send OTP” option. Below this- you will find a captcha code that you need for verification. Now enter the OTP and the Captcha code to move forward. This procedure will not be possible if your mobile number is not updated to your Aadhaar card. To update your mobile number- visit your nearby Aadhaar center and get your mobile number updated. It makes further updates easier and you can simply do it online at home.

Step 3: Now you move to “data update request” where you have to select the fields where you need the Aadhaar update. There will be a list of things like Name- DOB- Gender- Address- Mobile Number and Email ID. After selecting- click on the submit button. You may have to enter your email id to submit your request.

Step 4: Next you have to do the “Documents Upload” where you need to scan and upload the documents as the proof of the change or the correction you are making.

Step 5: An URN (Update Request Number) will be generated so that you can track the entire process of update.

Step 6: Now you can download the copy which contains the URN number. Once your Aadhaar update is done- you can download the updated version.

How to register your mobile number with Aadhaar Card?

If you do not have your mobile number registered with your Aadhaar card- you will not be able to enjoy its online services. In case your Aadhaar card is lost or you need the Aadhaar number when you do not have the hard copy of it- you will not be able to get the PDF version of your Aadhaar card if your mobile no. is not linked to it. If you want to make any correction to your Aadhaar details or change any information- you can do it easily at home if your mobile number is registered with your Aadhaar card. 

Step 1:

Visit your nearest Aadhaar center.

Step 2:

Fill up the Aadhaar correction form. This form is also available at the official UIDAI website from where you can download it and then submit to your local Aadhaar center.

Step 3:

Keep any of your identity proof such as PAN Card- Voter ID Card- Driving License- Passport or electricity bill. Attach this document while submitting your correction/update form.

Step 4:

Biometric data verification is done after that. Your fingerprint and thumb impression will be taken.

Step 5:

Now wait for 10 days and the corrections or updates will be reflected in your Aadhaar card.

How to check your Aadhaar update status?

To check your Aadhaar Update Status- you need to visit the Aadhaar Self-service update portal and enter your Aadhaar No. as well as your URN no provided at the time of update. Now enter the captcha code and click the “Get Status” button to check the update status.

Why sometimes Aadhaar crad update is rejected?

You can see three kinds of status such as “Under Review” which means your update is in progress- “Rejected” when the update is not done and “Successful” when the update is complete. Here are the reasons why your online Aadhaar update can show “rejected”.

  • Documents submitted were inadequate.
  • Incorrect details
  • Some human errors were made when you submitted the form.

In case of rejection- you need to re-apply for update and fill up a fresh form in the same way you did earlier. 

How many days does it take to update your Aadhaar Crad?

Usually- it takes 7-10 days for updating your Aadhaar card online. Sometimes it is also takes less time.

How long is your Aadhaar Card Valid?

Aadhaar Card will be issued only if you are an India Citizen. Once you have made an Aadhaar Card- it will be valid for life.

Can I update my Aadhar card offline?

Yes- you can simply visit your nearest Aadhaar center and submit your documents as a proof of the change/correction in your Aadhaar card.

How to link your Aadhaar card with your PAN card?

PAN Card or Permanent Account Number is issued to all the tax paying entities in India. It is a 10-character code which is a mixture of Alphabets and digits. This card links all transactions that attract taxes under a single source which has made it easier for the government to keep track of the taxes and the taxpayers. It is also important if you want to file Income Tax Return in India and all individuals as well as entities that pay taxes including the foreigners.

Here is a step by step guide on how to link your Aadhaar Card to your PAN Card. You can either choose the SMS-based process or directly visit the official e-filing website of the Income Tax Department of India and link these documents.

In order to link PAN and Aadhaar cards- you have to first register on the Income tax e-Filing portal. Once it is done- you have to follow the below steps.

Now log in to the e-Filing portal of the Income Tax Department with the help of your log-in ID- password and date of birth that you have used during the registration.

A pop-up window will open that will ask you to link your Aadhaar with your PAN card.

Details such as name- date of birth and gender will already be mentioned as per the details submitted at the time of registration on the e-Filing portal.

To verify- match your Aadhaar Card details with those appeared on the screen.

If the details match- enter your Aadhaar card number and click on the “link now” button.

A pop-up message will inform you that your Aadhaar card has been successfully linked to your PAN card.

Step 1:

Open the Income Tax e-filing portal.

To register- use your PAN No. as your User ID.

Login to the page using your User ID- Password and Date of Birth.

Now you will see an option “Profile Settings” right on the menu bar and by moving your mouse pointer you can also view the dropdown where the last option is “Link Aadhaar”. Now Click here.

Step 2:

Add the required details like your name- DOB and gender as mentioned in your PAN card and after that enter your 12-digit Aadhaar card number and enter captcha code which appears in a box. Now click on “Link Aadhaar” button below.

Step 3

Now a pop-up box will appear that will show you that your Aadhaar has been successfully linked to your PAN Card.

Is it mandatory to link the Aadhaar Card with the PAN Card?

If you are a taxpayer- then it is mandatory to have your Aadhaar and PAN Card linked. Under the Finance Act 2017- the government has made it compulsory for filing Income Tax Returns. Without the linking of your PAN card to your Aadhaar card- your PAN will be rendered invalid and with that you cannot purchase properties worth over 10 Lakh rupees. It is not mandatory for those who are exempted from paying taxes. The last date of linking PAN Card with Aadhaar Card has been extended till June 30- 2018.

Why you should link your Aadhar with your PAN Card?

Many people do not understand the importance of linking Aadhaar Card to PAN Card. So- here are the benefits:

Once you have linked your Aadhaar number and your PAN- you will be eligible for the following benefits: 

  • You can easily file your income tax returns
  • You can save yourself from the invalidity of your PAN Card.
  • You can verify your tax returns online using the same card- provided your mobile number is registered with Aadhaar.
  • It ensures the security of your e-filing account. You can change or reset the password to your account and prevent any malicious activity by an unauthorized user which can damage your account. 

Why Indian Government has mandated the link of Aadhaar and PAN Card for the taxpayers?

Aadhaar Card and PAN Card- both are very important unique identity proofs. The government of India has mandated the link of Aadhaar and PAN Card for the following reasons.

  • To Prevent Tax Avoidance:

The link between the Aadhaar and the PAN Card will help government to keep track of the taxable transactions of a person or an entity and verify their address and identity with their Aadhaar card. Thus- every taxable transaction will be recorded by the Indian Govt. This process will prevent the individuals or entities from avoiding taxes.

  • Prevent Multiple PAN Card Holders from Avoiding Taxes:

There are some people who apply for multiple PAN Cards to avoid paying taxes. The government has mandated the link of Aadhaar and PAN card to stop people from defrauding the government.

By using more than one PAN Cards- a person can use one card for certain transactions and pay the taxes and at the same time use the other PAN Card for more transactions and keep them hidden from the government to avoid taxes for those transactions. Linking PAN Cards will help the government identify such frauds and take necessary actions against it.

  • Income Tax Return Filing Will Be Easier: 

By linking the Aadhaar and the PAN card- you will be eligible to file e-returns of your income tax without any hassle. It will save you a lot of time and effort if you are a tax payer.

How to check Aadhar status if you do not have your Acknowledgement or Enrollment details?

Right after completing the verification process- the applicant gets a 14-digit enrollment number and an acknowledgement slip. In order to track the Aadhaar status online- you need to enter your enrolment number. However- in case your acknowledgement slip is misplaced or you have forgotten your enrolment ID- here is how you can track your Aadhaar card status.

Step 1: Go to UIDAI’s Aadhaar official website.

Step 2: Click on the link titled as “Aadhar services”. To go directly to this link- click on this URL:

Step 3: Now click on the ‘Find UID/EID’ option.

Step 4: You will have an option to find your lost enrolment number.

Step 5: Enter details like your full name- email ID and registered mobile number.

Step 6: Now enter the security code that you can see on the screen.

Step 7: Click the ‘Get OTP’ button to receive an SMS or an email containing the One Time Password.

Step 8: Enter the OTP you have received in the specified field.

Step 9: Click on the ‘Verify OTP’ option.

Step 10: Once the verification is done successfully- the Aadhaar Enrolment Number is sent either on your email ID or on your registered mobile number.

This way you can easily track your Aadhaar status card in case you have misplaced your enrolment number or the acknowledgement slip.


How does the Aadhaar enabled biometric system work?

Aadhaar-enabled biometric attendance system is created to keep a track of the attendance of the government employees. The system uses the last four digits and the fingerprints of the employees to track the arrival and absenteeism of them. At the website of people could check the in and out of the employees.

What is mAadhaar?

If you want to carry your e-Aadhaar card in your mobile phone- then you need to download the mAadhaar app in your phone. The Mobile Aadhaar is accepted as a valid ID proof at airports as well as by Indian Railways. A user can produce mAadhaar by installing the app and inserting their password to show the app in their smartphones. This can be done only if your mobile number is registered with Aadhaar Card. 

How to use mAadhaar?

When the user opens mAadhaar for the first time on his/her phone after the installation- the app asks you to create a unique password. This password ensures the protection of your Aadhaar card. The user is required to enter a password of 8-12 characters which must contain at least 1 digit- 1 alphabet- 1 special character like @ or _- and 1 alphabet in capital letter- for example – Alok_12345.

The Aadhaar profile on mAadhaar can be downloaded only if you have a mobile number linked with your Aadhaar Card. mAadhaar app automatically reads the OTP and does not require any manual entry. Without internet connectivity- you won’t be able to download any data produced by UIDAI.

One Aadhaar profile can be active on only one mobile device at a time. If you create another profile on another device by inserting the SIM- the previous profile would become inactive and would be deleted from older device whenever any operation is attempted from that device.

If any other member of your family has the same mobile number registered with their Aadhaar- his or her profile can also be loaded on the same device- according to the UIDAI.

A user can add a maximum of three profiles on the device- all having same mobile number registered in their Aadhaar.

Biometric locking/unlocking: This feature enables a user to secure his or her biometric authentication by locking biometrics data. 

How to update your mobile number with your Aadhaar Card online?

Here are the four essential steps you need to follow if you want to link your Aadhaar Card to your mobile number.

  1. Visit the official website of UIDAI i.e.
  2. Click on the ‘Aadhaar Update Online’ that comes under ‘Aadhaar Update’ category and you will be redirected to ‘Aadhaar Self-Service’ portal.
  3. Enter your 12-digit unique identity number and the Captcha code and request for OTP. The OTP will be sent to the mobile number which is already registered with the Aadhaar Card. If your old mobile number that is registered with Aadhaar is with you and is still functioning- then only you will be able to link your mobile number to Aadhaar Card using online medium. After entering the OTP- the users will be redirected to a page where they can update the desired details they want to change.
  4. Under ‘Select field(s) to update’- select ‘Mobile Number’ Now enter your new mobile number that you want to record in the database and submit.

Can you Have more than one Aadhaar card?

No. each individual residing in India is entitled to have only one valid Aadhaar Card.

How to collect your Aadhaar Card once it is issued?

Those who have no access to the internet will not be able to download the electronic copy of their Aadhaar card. In that case- your Aadhaar Card will be sent via mail to the address you have provided to the authority. 

How can you check the status of your Aadhar biometrics?

You can visit UIDAI’s website and login to your account using your Aadhaar no. and the OTP sent to your registered mobile number in order to check the status of your Aadhaar biometrics. Otherwise- you can also check the status of Aadhaar biometrics by logging in to your account through the mAadhaar app.

Is there any toll-free number to check the status of your Aadhaar Card?

To check the status of your Aadhaar Card- you can dial the toll-free number of UIDAI (1947) and have a talk with an Aadhaar representative who will tell you the status.

How to check Aadhaar crd status without mobile number?

If you wish to check the status of your card- you need to visit your Aadhaar Enrolment center.

Can NRIs apply for Aadhaar Card?

Yes- anyone who is residing in India can apply for the Aadhaar Card- whether the person is an Indian- an NRI or a foreigner. Aadhaar card is not a proof of citizenship of India and hence those who are living in India can apply for it. It is not mandatory to be an Indian to have an Aadhaar Card in India. However- as per the Aadhaar Act- an NRI will have to stay in India more than 182 days in the last 12 months before the date of application. Or else- they cannot apply for Aadhaar Card. The application process is same for the NRIs and after booking an appointment- they will need to visit the nearby Aadhaar center for the submission of their demographic and biometric data.

What is the full form of Aadhaar?

There is no full form of Aadhaar since it is not an abbreviation. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)- is an agency working under the Government of India which is responsible for implementing the AADHAAR scheme- a unique identification project. 

Do you need to pay any charges to apply for the Aadhaar Card or make any change/correction to it?

No- Aadhaar Card is issued to every individual without any fee/charges. All services related to Aadhaar card whether it is changing information or checking status are completely free.

When you say Aadhaar Authentication- what does it mean?

 Aadhaar Authentication is a process which involves the complete verification of your Aadhaar details. The Central Identities Data Repository (CIDR) is responsible for validation of the Aadhar details (the biometric and demographic information) provided by the Aadhaar card holder at the time of application. The Aadhaar authentication process is designed to provide a platform that simplifies and accelerates the verification process. 

What are the benefits of Aadhaar Card?

There are multiple benefits you can enjoy if you have an Aadhaar Card. Here is the list of benefits.

  1. Used as Universal Identity Card:

Aadhaar Card is used as a universal identity card and accepted anywhere in India as your identity- address as well as your age proof. Being a versatile card- it can be used when you need to avail any government related service.

  1. Avail Subsidies with Aadhaar Card:

If you have an Aadhaar card- you do not need to enroll separately for the subsidies you are eligible for. Having an Aadhaar Card means all your biometric and demographic data is stored by the government. All you need to do is produce your Aadhaar Card if you want to avail the government subsidies and programs. With this card- you can get your LPG gas subsidy directly to your bank account just by linking your bank a/c to Aadhaar. It also removes the possibility of anyone misusing the govt funds and making false claims to enjoy the benefits.

  1. Easy to Avail:

Aadhaar card is universally accepted as an identity proof and is available everywhere and in various forms. You do not need to carry the hard copy of your Aadhaar card everywhere. You can get the e-Aadhaar card online or download the PDF version of the it and take a print out. You can also use the mAadhaar App to open it in your mobile phone. It also reduces the chance of losing or misplacing this important document.

  1. For Passport Acquisition:

Earlier- making a passport was nothing less than a hassle. With the advent of the Aadhaar card- it has become easier to apply for the passport and get it delivered within 10 days. Now one can easily apply for passport online using only Aadhaar card as their identity and address proof. After that an appointment date is fixed and police verification is done followed by the delivery of your passport.

  1. Ease of opening new bank accounts:

Since the banks and the financial institutions place a huge importance on Aadhaar card and accept this document as a valid identity and residence proof- it is now easier to open a bank account and complete the KYC process just by using your Aadhaar card details.

  1. Digital Life Certificates for pensioners:

With the help of the Digital Life Certificates- also known as “Jeevan Pramaan” for pensioners- is a certificate which enables a pensioner to receive his/her pension without leaving his/her home. This certificate has been initiated by Narendra Modi- the PM of India. With Aadhaar card numbers- the details of the pensioners are digitally accessed by government and thus the pension is processed.

  1. Provident Fund Disbursement:

If you have your Aadhaar card linked to your pension account- the pension will be directly disbursed to your bank account via their PF organization.

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