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Introduction

Aadhaar card contains a 12-digit unique identification number and is issued by the UIDAI on behalf of the Government of India to every Indian citizen. This biometric document records an individual’s personal information in the government database. Aadhaar functions as a single identification document and is not meant as a replacement for other documents such as PAN, passport, driving license etc. It is issued to India residents based on their biometric and demographic data.

As per the Aadhaar Act, 2016, every Indian resident can apply for an Aadhaar number. A resident is defined as a person who has been living in the country for 182 days or more in the year immediately preceding the date of application for enrolment. If you are looking to apply for an Aadhaar card, you must meet these conditions. As part of the process of application, you will have to submit certain documents that support your claims. The documentation requirements for Aadhaar are not too many and the entire process is simple to follow. Some of the documents that you have to furnish include categories such as proof of identity, proof of address, proof of date of birth and proof of relationship.


Documents which form part of the proof of identity help to confirm that you are the same individual who you claim to be. All the documents that work as identity proof must contain your name and photo at the least. Any of the following documents can be furnished as proof of identity as part of Aadhaar enrolment:

  • Passport
  • Voters ID
  • PAN card
  • Ration card
  • Photo ID is issued by an authorized educational institution
  • Government photo ID cards
  • Photo credit card
  • ECHS/CGHS photo card
  • Driving license
  • Arms license
  • NREGS job card
  • Certificate of identity with photo issued by gazetted officer or Tehsildar on a letterhead
  • Kisaan photo passbook
  • Pensioner photo card
  • Freedom fighter photo card
  • Disability ID card or handicapped medical certificate
  • Photo bank ATM card
  • Address card containing name and picture issued by the Department of Posts

Documents required to act as address proof must confirm that your residential address is where you claim to live. Such address proof documents must contain your name and address at the least. It is important to mention the correct address in your application form since your Aadhaar card will be delivered to the address you have mentioned. You can furnish any of the following documents as address proof when you visit an Aadhaar enrolment centre to register for Aadhaar:

  • Voter ID
  • Bank statement or Passbook
  • Ration card
  • Passport
  • Telephone bill
  • Signed letter on a bank letterhead that contains a photo of applicant.
  • Insurance document
  • Signed letter with photo and issued by a registered company on a letterhead
  • Arms license
  • Post office statement or passbook
  • Signed letter with photo and issued by a recognized educational institution on a letterhead
  • Driving license
  • Water bill (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • Electricity bill (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • Property tax receipt (shouldn’t be older than a year)
  • Gas connection bill (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • Passport of parents (for minors)
  • Disability ID card
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Registered lease/sale/rent agreement
  • Address card that has a photo and is issued by the Department of Posts
  • Credit card statement (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • NREGS job card
  • Pensioner card
  • Government photo ID cards or PSU issued service photo identity card
  • Kisaan passbook
  • Income tax assessment order
  • ECHS/CGHS card
  • For rural areas - certificate of address issued by village panchayat head or an equivalent authority
  • Marriage certificate containing the address and issued by the government
  • Caste and domicile certificate with photo
  • State or central government issued allotment letter of accommodation (shouldn’t be older than 3 years)
  • Freedom fighter card

Official documents that contain the date of birth helps in confirming the date of birth you have mentioned. You can furnish any of the following documents as proof of date of birth for Aadhaar application:

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Birth certificate
  • SSC or School Passing Certificate
  • Certificate of date of birth and issued by a gazetted officer on a letterhead
  • Mark sheet issued by government university or board
  • State/Central pension payment order

The documents that help in supporting your proof of relationship must contain details about your relationship with the head of the family. Following documents are accepted as proof of relationship for Aadhaar enrolment:

  • Passport
  • Government or municipality-issued marriage certificate
  • Birth certificate issued by Registrar of Birth or municipal corporation or local government
  • Job card of MNREGA
  • CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC medical card
  • Family entitlement document that is issued by central/state government
  • Canteen card of the army
  • PDS card
  • Pension card

If you have an Aadhaar card and want to change the place of residence or make any corrections to it, you can submit one of the following documents:

  • Driving license
  • Passport
  • Passport of spouse
  • Passport of parents (for minors)
  • Bank statement/passbook
  • Ration card
  • Voter ID
  • Gas connection bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Post office account statement/passbook
  • Government photo ID cards
  • Electricity bill (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • Water bill (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • Telephone landline bill (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • In case of rural areas - certificate of address issued by the head of village panchayat
  • Vehicle registration certificate
  • Property tax receipt (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • Credit card statement (shouldn’t be older than 3 months)
  • Insurance document
  • Signed letter on bank letterhead containing photo
  • NREGS job card
  • Arms license
  • Pensioner card
  • Freedom fighter card
  • Kisaan passbook
  • CGHS / ECHS card
  • Certificate of address issued by MP or MLA on letterhead must contain photo of applicant
  • Registered sale/lease/rent agreement
  • Address card containing photo, issued by the Department of Posts
  • Caste and domicile certificate issued by the state government, must contain photo of applicant
  • Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective state/UT governments/administrations
  • Income tax assessment order

End Note

Aadhaar card application is a simple process as long as you furnish the right set of documents. All the documents must be genuine and sourced from the right authorities, especially when it concerns government agencies.

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