What is Aadhar & eAadhar card?

The Aadhar card is an effort by the Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI. The Aadhar card contains a unique ID number which is issued from UIDAI to Indians with the goal of establishing a distinct identification for the card holder. As these Aadhar cards can be downloaded online, it’s also called eAadhar card. The Aadhar number is basically a twelve-digit code and would be unique for everybody enrolling or applying for the UIDAI issued card. The card is meant for any individual in India, including adults & children and the Aadhar code would be different for each family member. The individuals applying for eAadhar card have to submit their demographic details and the biometric information which would be then saved in centralized Aadhar database. The Aadhar number has a life time validity for the Aadhar card holder and the unique ID number is available completely free of charge.

Eligibility to obtain Aadhar card

aadhar card

  • The Aadhar card would be available to all Indian residents and even the NRI or the foreign nationals residing in the country.
  • Indian residents, irrespective of age, are permitted to avail the eAadhar card. However children below 3 years of age won’t be needed to provide their biometric details & in such a situation, the ID card would be in link with the child’s guardian or parent. Children within 5 to 15 years are required to provide their biometric details which have to be renewed as the child grows up over 15 years of age.

Required Documents that could be submitted to apply or enroll for eAadhar card

  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Ration or PDS card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving license
  • Arms License
  • Govt. Photo Identification Card
  • Photo credit card
  • ECHS/CGHS Card
  • Photo ATM Card
  • Pensioner Card
  • Photo ID by the Recognized Educational Centers
  • Freedom Fighter Card
  • NREGS-Job Card
  • Kissan Passbook
  • Address Card with Photo & Name issued from Posts Department
  • ID Certificate with photo issued from Grade I Gazetted Officer

How to Apply for Aadhar Card

To apply for the Aadhar card, one have to visit his local Aadhar enrollment camp, authorized by UIDAI with the required documents for address, picture and identity proof. Here are points on the application process:

  • Carry your ID & address proof documents (both original & Xeroxed, duly attested by gazette official) with the Aadhar enrollment application to the local Aadhar enrollment camp.
  • As you reach there, your documents would be checked & verified.
  • The operator or enroller would insert your document details and you would be asked to validate the entered data.
  • The applicant would be asked to go through fingerprint & iris scanning.
  • A photograph of the Aadhar applicant would be captured by the camp operators.
  • Then, the enroller or operator would sign with his/her fingerprint.
  • The Aadhar applicant would be handed a print out of acknowledgement slip stating enrolment code & other details.

Later on, your Aadhar application details would be verified and your Aadhar card with the unique Aadhar code would sent to your stated address within 60-90 days of the application. However, the process might take longer in certain cases.

Complaints on Aadhar Card

In case of any complaints regarding Aadhar card, the candidate can contact UIDAI via 1800-180-1947 or seek help at help@uidai.gov.in.

83 thoughts on “What is Aadhar & eAadhar card?

  1. B Ramji Sricharan

    Sir, I was applied for aadhar card on 23/08/2013 urn no.0000/00121/32925, aadhar no:637707984092 was rejected due to self attestation no done on document, again i am applied request on yesterday i.e.,08/11/2014 urn no: 0000/00160/22489 , has been rejected due to transliteration error in the request field message given to day at 01:17:36. actual I was produced my SBI sb a/c pass book first page with photo . when i get the aadhaar card please inform what we do to collect the card with details . we will thank u sir , give reply at an early. thanking you sir, yours ever B ramjisricharan

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  2. Nurali Lakhani

    After update I had to get eaadhar, now problem is will this eaadhar be accepted– at our place after charging Rs 100 some locals give you card which looks like original but it is indeed eaadhar Surprising thing is it is accepted but not the one on plain paper
    Why can’t Authority make it clear that eaadhar is as valid as one received by post For last number of days I am trying to find answer but seems no body knows or cares

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  3. RUDRA PRAKASH

    Sir mera aadhar card nahi aaya hai giska eno.2017/93009/03047 date 26/05/2014 time16/20/50 plz. provide mo. 7706970917 sir plz. most importent aadhar card

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  4. baus dev sharma

    Dear sir / mam ,
    meine aadhar card apply kiya tha 01.04.2014 ko 15:15:11 ko but aaj 11.08.2014 ho gaya abhi tak nahi mila kya main phir se usi slip k saath apply kar sakta hun plz must reply…………..

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  5. subhash kumar das

    how to track my aadhar card receiving.How to get my aadhar card number.please reply as soon as possible.

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  6. Prem Prakash Varshney

    my aadhar card no.687908595441 was applied for change in address. Updation has been completed. but due to los of acknologement receipt I am unable to trace the time of enrolment,and hence unable to download my aadhar card. Plz guide. Thank you

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  7. amit kumar chaudhari

    sir mera aadhar card abhi tak mujhe nahi mila hai. maine 3/8/2013 ko apply kiya tha13:56:37 pm ko .mera aadhar no. 10504100845855 hai….
    please aadhar card bhejne ki kripa karen….

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  8. munesh kumar meena

    श्रीमान मेरा नाम उगन्‍ती देवी मीना और मेरे पति का नाम रामजीलाल है जो क‍ि अाधार कार्ड में मेरे पति का नाम रामजीवन लाल मीना गलत हो गया है और मेरे आधार कार्ड नम्‍बर 895387172155 है जिसे जल्‍दी से सही करने की क्रपा करें

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  9. munesh kumar meena

    श्रीमान मेरा नाम मुनेश कुमार मीना है जो कि मेरे आधार कार्ड में गलती से मुकेश कुमार मीना हो गया है और मेरा आधार कार्ड नम्‍बर 445369808175 है जिसे सही करने की जल्‍द से कार्यवाही की जाये

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  10. MRUTYUNJAYA SAHOO

    Dear Sir,
    I am MRUTYUNJAYA SAHOO.I have not received my aadhar card since six months.
    So kindly please check my aadhar card status and I request you to send my aadhar card through Email ID as soon as possible.
    Name:-MRUTYUNJAYA SAHOO
    Vill:- SIMILIA
    Po:- AMBER
    P.S:- PATTAMUNDAI
    Dist:- KENDRAPARA
    (ORISSA)
    Pin Code:- 754215

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  11. chhandra kishor singh

    MERA ADHAR EKNOLJMENT MISS HO GAYA HAI OUR ABHI TAK MERA ADHAR CARDS NAHI MILA HAMNE Dt. 10/3/2013 Time 17.25 D.O.B -01/03/1974 MOB. NO 08711389751 HAI. PLS. HELP ME

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  12. Tapan adak

    Sir,I have enroli eaadhar card on 05/07/2013 but todar i did not receiver my adhar card so pluse generat my adhar speed my enroll no is 1007/21763/02026 date and time 05/07/2013 14:56:08

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  13. KAPPA CHIRANJEEVI

    Sir, i have enroll adhar card on 11-03-2013 but todar i did not receive my adhar card so plese generate my adhar card speed my enroll no is 2020/20327/00849 date and time 11-03-2013 13:20:06

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  14. ramesh mahadevbhai vadaviya

    dear sir,

    plz aadhar letter send my email id my enrolment no 1190/50204/03305 date18/04/2013 time 11/47/53

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  15. S.Vijayakumar

    My aadhar card not risev
    Enrolment no =2007/28929/21986
    Date:27-03-2013 time:17:43:48
    Name:S.Vijayakumar
    Pin code:636006
    sir plz aadhar lettr send my email id

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  16. Vinayak Sarode

    Sir,I am unable to download my e-AAdhar Card,Whenever details are filled with texted codeletters etc.I get the comment that “yr detais has not available in this office,FILL THE DETAILS & GENERATE> Vinayak Sarode (Male) ,Enrolment No. :1189/60044/02722,dt: 13/05/2013 12:15:56
    Hope u will do the needful earliest
    Vinayak Sarode ,hadapsar,Pune 411028

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  17. Jesu Hannah (Female)

    My Name : Jesu Hannah (Female)
    Enrolment No : 1092/12097/09828
    Date : 17/02/2013
    Time : 15:45:42
    I have not received my Aadhaar card still now from the day I received the acknowledgement copy. So kindly please check the above status update once again and I humble request you to send my card by Email ID as soon as possible..
    Thank You..
    Yours faithfully
    Jesu Hannah

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  18. Samuel.G.J.

    My Name: Samuel.G.J.
    Enrolment no: 1092/12097/09827
    Date : 17/02/2013
    Time : 15:37:15
    I have not received my Aadhaar card still now from the day I received the acknowledgement copy. So kindly please check the above status update once again and I humble request you to send my card by Email ID as soon as possible..
    Thank You..
    Yours faithfully
    Samuel.G.J.

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  19. naresh

    my father was entrolled the number two times the numberis20202088406693on 16042013191607 and the second entrolement number is 10949052503326 07122012 181040 plz issue only one of this

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  20. sanga lavanya

    My Name: sanga srinivasulu
    Enrolment No: 1079/09018/07301
    Dated: 24/11/2012
    Time: 05:36:34
    have still not received my Aadhar card from the day i received the acknowledgement copy. So kindly pls check the above status update once again and my humble request to post my card after your feedup as soon as possible..
    Thank You..
    Yours faithfully,

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  21. sanga lavanya

    My Name: sanga lavanya
    Enrolment No: 1079/09018/07302
    Dated: 24/11/2012
    Time: 05:40:39
    have still not received my Aadhar card from the day i received the acknowledgement copy. So kindly pls check the above status update once again and my humble request to post my card after your feedup as soon as possible..
    Thank You..
    Yours faithfully,

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  22. sanga srinivasulu

    Dear Sir,
    My Name: sanga srinivasulu
    Enrolment No: 1079/09018/07301
    Dated: 24/11/2012
    Time: 05:36:34
    have still not received my Aadhar card from the day i received the acknowledgement copy. So kindly pls check the above status update once again and my humble request to post my card after your feedup as soon as possible..
    Thank You..
    Yours faithfully,

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  23. SURESH NV

    My Name : – SURESH NV
    My Enrolment no :- 11903576603774
    dated-04-/01/2013
    Time-18:33:35
    Pincode-562114
    Place: Hosakote ( Bangalore Rural District)

    Im trying download my e-aadhaar thru Web sites as im not able to get it. pls help me to get my online card.

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  24. ajit singh virdi

    I have been given Aadhar #479368074093 but I have not received the Aadhar card . I have tried repeatedly downloading e-Aadhar card but to no avail . kindly advise as to how do I get my e-aadhar card. thanks

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  25. kbganesh

    The portal is very user unfriendly. Despite several attempts could not access. In an internet evolution such shortcomings should be avoided.

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  26. kotha.Umadevi

    sir i have not received my aadhar card the enrollment number 1177/00577/03229 and had receipt on 23-02-2013 15:39:59

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  27. Mohd ifran ali

    My aadhar card not risev
    Enrolment no =1190/63035/05763
    Date:25-04-2013 time:
    Name:Mohd Irfan Ali
    Pincod:504001
    sir plz help me I am correction my aadhar card but date also in receipt but time is not correct print how can I download my aadhar lettr send my email id

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  28. prahalad meena

    My aadhar card not risev
    Enrolment no =1207/18563/00300
    Date:18-04-2013 time:15:18:42
    Name:prahalad meena
    Pincod:302022
    sir plz aadhar lettr send my email id

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  29. Esai Vani Mathi Alagan

    Respected Sir / Mam,

    This is Esai Vani Mathi Alagan. This mail is to inform you that still yet we had not received Aadhar card which we had given details before 3 months. And the Aadhar form details of myself and my husband are as follows:-

    My Husband Mathi Alagan details:

    Enrolment no:- 1104/20534/33078.
    Date and Time:- 02/03/2013. 13:27:13.
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    My Details:-
    Enrolment no:- 1104/20534/33077.
    Date and Time:- 02/03/2013. 13:23:12.
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

    Kindly send the Aadhar card as early as possible. Hope i’l receive Aadhar card soon and a reply from you too.

    Thanking you,

    Your’s Sincerely,

    Esai Vani Mathi Alagan.

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  30. Sridhar

    The worst website and the aadhar is nonsense…..the website not works..tollfree number not works..then what for all this nonsense.

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  31. Krushna Burman

    my name is krushna, my enrolment no is11936031500072, date25/04/2013, time13:07:56
    When i try to download his eaadhar none of the linkes working.
    plz send my eaadhar in my mail address.

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  32. RATNAKAR SAHU

    Sir ,my aadhar no is 509053328140 but it has not reached to me yet,kindly send it inmy e-mail address or in the address so given in the application form.

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    1. MSK

      Your Aadhar is generated but as u filled wrong spell of your name……u cann’t get this……………plz enter correct spell of your name and correct EID Also……

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  33. Sharad Kumar Garg

    if you didn’t receive your Aadhaar card go to your nearest post office and find there.

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  34. KUSUM GOVIND KULKARNI

    I HAVE APPLIED FOR AADHAAR CARD ON 10/06/2013.13.35.54 WITH ENROLLMENT NO.1067/13014/02563, BUT TILL TODAY I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY CARD.

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    1. asiya begum

      sir i have applied for aadhar card on date:26/04/2013. Time:10:47:59.am
      my Enrolment No/1177/00901/00990.

      Reply
  35. MADHURI SHIRISH KULKARNI

    I HAVE APPLIED FOR AADHAAR CARD ON 02/08/2011.15.04.59 WITH ENROLLMENT NO.1218/16579/04898, BUT TILL TODAY I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY CARD.

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  36. SHIRISH G KULKARNI

    I HAVE APPLIED FOR AADHAAR CARD ON 17/08/2011.15.19.57 WITH ENROLLMENT NO.1218/16579/04836 BUT TILL TODAY I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY CARD.

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  37. RANVEER BISHT

    E-AADHAR General Caste ke liya to Beekar hai… isse kuch laabh nahi milne wala aur Naa hi ye Paasport ka kaam karega …

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  38. sreenivasulu

    Dear Sir,
    My Name: Tammisetty Sreenivasulu
    Enrolment No: 1027/10112/06241
    Dated: 03/02/2012
    Time: 12:09:42
    have still not recieved my Aadhar card from the day i recievd the acknowledgement copy. So kindly pls check the above status update once again and my humble request to post my card after your feedup as soon as possible..
    Thank You..
    Your Faithfull..

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  39. Balu

    Hi team,

    Its all shit.My father has applied after me .and he got a message saying AADHAR number generated.

    When i try to download his eaadhar none of the linkes working.

    I still didnt get any message to my mobiel.Its all shit.Damn waste project govt is spending money for all this kind of unnecessary things .I am rally pissed off.

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  40. umesh chandra

    images not open my wife e. no.1093/11082/10714 date-30/12/2011, 11:26:13
    name- hema devi
    wife of umesh chandra
    pin code-110047,aya nagar

    thank you

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  41. AZMAT

    SIR,
    My father aadhar card not risev
    A/C:12181793401288
    Date:03-10-2011 time:12:53:22
    Name:Anwerkhan khairoodin khan
    Pincod:431605
    sir plz aadhar lettr send my email id

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  42. jay

    hi sir,
    my uncle’s adhar card still not reached. i tried to downlod in eaadhar site. but error is coming.

    “Sorry, The page you are looking for is currently unavailable.
    Please try again later.UIDAI”
    so…
    pls. help me to downlod it. folloing r the details

    enrolmnt ID: 2003/39017/17341

    date : 24/10/2012

    time: 15:05:01

    name : radhakrishnan

    pincode: 67951

    thank u..

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  43. MANOJ KUMAR SHARMA

    MANOJ KUMAR SHARMA ENTROLLMENT NO. 12182201619307, AADHAR NO. 751379650660 &
    VINKY SHARMA ENTROLMENT 12182201619232, AADHAR NO. 575027422126.
    I REQUES I NEED AADHAR CARD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE .
    THANKS
    WZ/110,1A SECOND FLOOR GURU NANAK NAGAR, GALI NO. 15 NEW DELHI-110018

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  44. sonali dabi

    i did not got my aadhar card i need my adhar card to fill my college requirment plz do anything about it

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  45. Hanamantharaya Mallappa Nadagoudar

    i have Enrolled for my Aadhar card on 21st May 2012 at 09:59:39 i am not recived my card till date and finding difficult to download , kindly help me to send by mail plss

    Enrol number 1377/40376/01373 dt 21st May 2012 at 09:59:39

    With Rgds
    Hanamantharaya Mallappa Nadagoudar

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  46. Santhosh G. Acharya

    Dear Sir,
    My Name: K Santhosh Achar
    Enrolment No: 2008/00013/29750
    Dated: 23/12/2011
    Time: 11:57:19
    have still not recieved my Aadhar card from the day i recievd the acknowledgement copy. So kindly pls check the above status update once again and my humble request to post my card after your feedup as soon as possible..
    Thank You..
    Your Faithfull..

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  47. Imran Khan

    Sir,

    My mother and Father did not get aadhaar card please give me the procedure of eaadhar card in my email adress

    enrolment no. 1207/03348/00454 dated 16/09/2011 10:06:16
    enrolment no. 1207/03347/00515 dated 16/09/2011 10:35:28

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  48. jojin varghese m

    hi,
    I would like to know the procedure to get a duplicate aadhar card, as I lost my original aadhar card. But I know the enrollment number , date, and time in the receipt which I received at the time of registration.
    I tried to download it from the site : http://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/eDetails.aspx . But this option also not working.
    Please help me to get a new aadhar card.

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  49. SANDEEP KUMAR GOYAL

    sir
    i have lost my aadhar card and i want to duplicate aadhar card so please tell me right way to getting duplicate aadhar card.
    8058919222

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  50. Hasen sab

    Dear sir

    i have Enrolled for my Aadhar card on 21st sep 2011 at 01:28:51 i am not recived my card till date and finding difficult to download , kindly help me to send by mail plss

    Enrol number 1218/12737/01361 dt 21.09.2011 time 01:28:51

    With Rgds
    Hasen sab

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  51. danny nama

    dear sir
    my enrolment no. 1081/72022/01110 is danny nama and enrolment no. 1081/72022/01111 dated 26/12/2011 time 11;05;39 usha nama sir iam not receved till now please provide the my aadhar card sand the my mail id danny.diraga@gmail.com
    and my contact.no. 9269842884

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  52. ramavath vinod

    sir idid not got my addahr card .when submited my eid no then .telling this like .your eid proves not available with us please contact after few days .teling but not coming ,plz solve this problam any solution pleae give me msg this is my no ;8096497552.

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  53. A.mahender

    sir my aadhar card no:955895370372 and 1190/11316/01944/24/08/2011/15/37/28
    sir system replay this masage we can not nown load because we downe load maximum limit.so please sir send the solution in my mail id

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  54. Mukesh

    eaadhar site is ultra-non sense thing ever created. All are stupids involved in this project. This site nevers works properly, just symbolizes government way of working in India.

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    1. ramesh kumar

      mera adharcard feb. 2013 me bana tha. aadhar no. = 555726603684 hai . mob no.= 9783131545 खखhai . mujhe aadhar card ab tak nhi mila h . mujhe ye card chahiye . plz provide & guide….

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