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What are the Documents Required to Apply for Aadhaar Card

Aadhaar card has become an important document for proof of identity. It is not just applicable to all adult citizens of India, but also for children, infants, differently abled as well as transgenders. Thus, every person has to apply for an Aadhaar card. In order to get an Aadhaar card one needs to take an appointment at the authorized Aadhaar enrollment center anywhere in India. When you go to the center for enrollment, make sure you take all your identification documents required. If you are wondering what are the documents required to apply for Aadhaar card, read on the following information.

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Documents Required When Enrolling for Aadhaar Card

There are 18 Proof of Identity (PoI) and 33 Proof of Address (PoI) accepted at the authorized UIDAI centers. These documents include:

Proof of Address

You need any of the following documents as PoA:

  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. Income Tax Assessment Order
  9. Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  10. Arms License
  11. Signed letter having photo from bank on letterhead
  12. Photo Bank ATM Card
  13. Photo Credit Card
  14. Pensioner Photo Card
  15. Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  16. Property Tax Receipt that is not older than 3 months
  17. Credit Card Statement that is not older than 3 months
  18. Telephone landline bill that is not older than 3 months
  19. Kissan Photo Passbook
  20. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
  21. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  22. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  23. Disability ID Card / handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State / UT Governments / Administrations
  24. Caste and Domicile Certificate having photo issued by State Govt.
  25. Gas connection bill not older than 3 months
  26. Passport of parents in case of Minor applicant
  27. Passport of Spouse
  28. Registered sale/ lease/ rent agreement
  29. NREGS Job Card
  30. Insurance Policy
  31. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  32. Electric Bill not more than 3 months old
  33. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)

Proof of Identity

Documents for PoI should include the name and photo of the applicant.

  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. Kissan 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
  18. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations

Proof of Date of Birth

Documents to support DoB include:

  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Passport
  3. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on Letterhead
  4. SSLC Bool/Certificate

Relationship Details to Head of Family

Documents that support the relationship details to the head of family include:

  1. PDS Card
  2. MNREGA Job Card
  3. CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical card
  4. Pension Card
  5. Army Canteen Card
  6. Passport
  7. Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local Government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc.
  8. Any other Central/State government issued family entitlement document.

These documents can support your claim and identify you during the enrolment of Aadhaar card. Make sure you carry the originals along with the Xerox copy of each of the documents you wish to submit at the Aadhaar enrolment center.

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