Know about Unique Identification Card, Aadhaar Card in India. Procedure, Application and Status Check of Aadhaar Card Online in India
What is an Aadhaar Card ? Usages !!
Aadhaar card is a 12 digit unique identification number which will contain all information about an individual like - Name, Date of Birth, Photo, Finger Prints, Address and can replace the Ration Card / Election card / other Identification documents in the near future.
It can be a single unique identification card and will be acceptable for opening bank accounts, registrations, applications in government offices, used while giving votes at time of elections . You never know, may be in future Aadhaar card can even be used for filing of Tax returns (can be implemented in future)
Aadhaar card is launched by UID (Unique Identification Authority) of India.
Aadhar Card Sample Application Form
Sample Aadhaar Card Application Form - Download Here
How to Apply for Aadhaar Card - 3 Steps
Take a copy of your Current ID and Address Proof. Common Documents -
ID Proof - Common Documents - Passport, PAN, Election Card, Driving License, Photograph Attested by Gazetted Officer, PSU or Government Office ID Card etc
Address Proof - Passport, Bank Statement of Private or Nationalized Bank, Election Card, Driving License, Latest Electricity Bill, Latest Landline Telephone Bill, Rent Agreement with Electricity bill copy in name of Landlord, Gas Connection Bill, Even Insurance Policy copy or Address with ID attested by Gazetted Officer
At UID Center, submit the application form along with copy of ID and Address Proof . There only they will take a scan of your photo, finger prints, and eye scan and will reconfirm your application details like Name, Date of Birth, Address etc as mentioned of the form. Post that you will get an acknowledgement receipt of the application.
The details will go in to Central Office of UID where they will cross check with ID and Address Proof submitted. If matches - an Aadhaar Card Number will be generated. You can also check the status of application online by punching in the acknowledgement number
How to Check Status of Aadhaar Card Application
The easiest way to check Aadhaar card status is by sending a sms through mobile
MOBILE SMS CODE - " UID STATUS *************** " to 51969 , here ********** - is your Enrollment Number of the acknowledgement form
Here SMS should go from Mobile Number as registered at time of making Application
Sample Aadhaar Card
(Picture Source: OutlookIndia.com, Article - Basic Issues in Aadhaar)