What is AADHAAR?

AADHAAR Aadhaar is a free service launched to provide 12 digits unique identification to Indian residents based on their biometrics i.e. thumb impression and retina scan. Objective of Aadhaar is to keep the biometric and demographic data of residents in a centralised location Other features about Aadhaar are as follows:

  • The unique number is provided without any bias of caste, creed & religion.
  • It serves as official Identity and address proof for Government and non-government official requirements
  • MNREGA workers can receive their wages directly in bank accounts
  • It can even facilitate the passport procedure
  • AAdhaar has a provision that it can be easily linked with Voter ID, Bank account and Cooking gas connection, Pension account, pension account
  • Aadhaar details can be updated online and offline


    • Aadhaar can be applied online
    • One can have more than one Aadhaar
    • UIDAI information is accessible to others
  • It is mandatory to have Aadhaar
  • Aadhaar can replace other identity proofs
  • It is costly to get Aadhar


  • You need to identify the Aadhaarcenter near you (To identify the nearest center you can check online https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx)
  • Visit the centre along with photograph, identity and address proof
  • Application form can be taken from the centre or it can be downloaded online
  • Application needs to be filled and submitted
  • The person responsible will enter the details and take your thumb impression and retina scan
  • After data entry you will be asked to cross check the details entered in the system
  • If the information entered is correct the person will submit the same and will hand over the enrolment slip. This slip contains complete information and the same can be used to track the status of your application that whether it has been dispatched or not
  • The information provided will be verified before the aadhaar is generated and dispatched
  • Till the time aadhaar is not mailed to your contact address you can check the status of your application online


  1. Visit https://eaadhaar.uidai.gov.in/
  2. Enter all the details required like enrolment number as mentioned on Acknowledgement slip, full name, Pin code etc.
  3. After filling all the boxes Click on “Get One Time Password”
  4. OTP will be received on registered mobile Number
  5. OTP needs to be entered in the box and click on “Validate and Download”
  6. Open it using the password and then take the print of the aadhaar card


In case of change in any of the following “Name, Date of Birth, Address and Mobile Number”; individual has an option to update the same online and through post using below mentioned step: Updating information Online:
  • Visit https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/ssup-home or https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/update
  • Enter the details asked and click on “Get OTP”
  • Enter the text in the image and enter OTP
  • New webpage will open
  • Enter the details that need to be updated
  • Depending on the nature of change upload the supporting documents as accepted
  • You need to select the BPO Service Provide and submit yourrequest. Also, download /Print Update Request copy.
Note: You should have access to previously registered mobile number as OTP will be sent to that number. In case you have lost that number then you need to visit the nearest centre for the same. Updating information through Post: Note: It is mandatory to write Mobile Number
  • Depending on the nature of change you need to attach self-attested supporting documents
  • In case of a child whose age is less than 5 years, parent/guardian can sign document copies
  • You need to make sure that AADHAAR number is clearly mentioned on all the copies of documents attached
  • Put the complete form along with supporting documents in an envelope and mention “Aadhaar Update/Correction” on top of it
  • Post the envelope to mailing address- UIDAI Regional Office, KhanijaBhavan, No. 49, 3rd Floor, South Wing, Race Course Road, Bangalore–01
  • Once the data is successfully validated by UIDAI the communication will be done to you and you will receive updated Aadhaar card


As we are aware in order to get the Aadhaar you need to submit proof of identity and proof of address. Thus, there is a list defined for document that serves as “Proof of Identity” and “Proof of address”. It is mandatory for each individual  to carry one “Proof of Identity” and one “Proof of address” at the Aadhaar centre. However, in case of minor all you need to submit is parent’s “Proof of Identity and address” along with it proof of relation. Below mentioned is the list of “Proof of Identity” accepted:
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Arms License
  • Ration/ PDS Photo Card
  • NREGS Job Card
  • Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution
  • Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  • Driving License
  • Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  • Photo Bank ATM Card
  • Pensioner Photo Card
  • CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
  • PAN Card
  • Photo Credit Card
  • Kissan Photo Passbook
  • Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  • Certificate of Identity 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.
Below mentioned is the list of “Proof of Address” accepted:
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Ration Card
  • Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  • Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  • Insurance Policy
  • Passport of Spouse
  • Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Instruction on letterhead 17. NREGS Job Card
  • Arms License
  • Pensioner Card
  • Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  • Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
  • Fighter Card
  • CGHS / ECHS Card
  • Income Tax Assessment Order
  • Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
  • Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  • Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
  • Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
  • Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
  • Kissan Passbook
  • Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months)
  • Passport of Parents (in case of Minor)
  • Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
  • Driving License
  • Bank Statement/ Passbook
  • Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
Below mentioned is the list of supported Proof Of Relationship (POR)
  • PDS Card
  • MNREGA Job Card
  • CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical card
  • Pension Card
  • Valid Passport
  • Army Canteen Card
  • Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc.
  • Any other Central/State government issued family entitlement document
Below mentioned is the list of Proof of Date of Birth (DoB):
  • Passport
  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
  • SSLC Book/Certificate


Aadhaar can be linked with following: Bank Account
  • Aadhaarcan be linked through Net banking. However, it is not mandatory that all the banks provide this service
  • Aadhaar can be linked using SMS service. For this you need to send the aadhaar number to a number. Format and number is decided by bank and you need to ask bank for the same
  • Aadhaar can be linked offline. For this you need to visit the branch and ask them for the form to update the aadhaar number with your bank account
Voter ID
  • You need to visit http://www.electoralsearch.in/
  • Search by using Name & other details or by using EPIC Number mentioned on Voter ID
  • After pressing View Details button you can check whether details entered are correct or not
  • After detail confirmation click on “Feed Aadhaar Number” Button
  • Now desired information needs to be filled and submit is to be pressed
  • Success message will be received and your Aahaar will be linked to your Voter ID
LPG Connection Aadhaar can be linked using LPG Subsidy form
  • You need to complete the LPG Subsidy form and deposit it to the distributor
  • Aadhaarnumber and Bank account details need to be filled
  • Distributor will link the Aadhaar number with your LPG connection
Aadhaar can be linked using by sending SMS SMS needs to be sent on the number provided by the LPG Company Distributor can help you with the number Aadhaar can be linked through Phone Call You can dial Toll free number 1800 2 333 555 to get the Aadhaar linked with LPG connection Aadhaar can be linked Online
  • Visit https://rasf.uidai.gov.in/seeding/User/ResidentSelfSeedingpds.aspx
  • Fill the complete details on “Resident Self Service” using drop down
  • Information to be provided is State, District. Benefit type, Scheme Name, Distributor Name, Consumer Number (This is mentioned on the LPG booklet), Mobile number and e-mail address
  • Press Submit button
Aadhaar can be linked using Company’s website You can also directly visit the company website to get Aadhaar linked: HP Gas (HPCL) http://www.hindustanpetroleum.com/LPGHome#overlay-context=aboutus]]>