The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) was established by the government in 2009 to develop and issue the Aadhaar card. This concept of having common identification to the citizens is already popular in many countries and India has joined the league. The UIDAI collects the biometric and demographic details of all the citizens and is stored in a centralized UID (Unique Identification Number) database. The UIDAI issues a 12-digit unique identification number that is called Aadhaar Card to Indian citizens. The Aadhaar Card Enrolment Form can be downloaded online through UIDAI web site or by visiting nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centres/Banks/Post-offices etc. Once the application has been submitted, the Aadhaar card can be downloaded online, which will be discussed in this guide.
The UIDAI provides a proper platform for validation of the resident’s identity for the authorities to electronically verify and issue Aadhaar Cards to the individuals. These are the steps to apply for a Aadhaar Card:
[ Read: How to apply for Aadhar Card ]
An individual must visit the Aadhaar Enrolment Centre, fill up the relevant forms, submit the address and ID proof documents, get the biometric and demographic data captured after which an acknowledgement will be issued that has the Enrolment ID. All Indian residents including new born and minors are eligible to get the Aadhaar card that acts as a proof to the individuals that fetches numerous benefits that are available to the citizens from the government.
Resident as per Income Tax Act 1961 : An Individual is termed to be a Indian residentfor the purpose of Income tax if one of the following conditions are satisfied.
[ Read: Aadhar Enrolment Form ]
Once the enrolment process is complete, individuals can download the E-Aadhaar Card from the UIDAI web site and print it for further use. E- Aadhaar can be downloaded through 3 different ways as below:
After downloading the Aadhaar Card, enter the first four words of your name in capital letters and your birth years as a password.
There is an option provided by UIDAI to retrieve the Aadhaar Card details in case an individual loses the Aadhaar Card or Enrolment ID number. Let us see the process to retrieve the lost Aadhaar Number or the Enrolment ID Number.
After the E-Aadhaar is downloaded from the UIDAI web site, the same can be printed by the individual for further use.
Aadhaar Card can’t be prepared online but the Indian residents can download the PDF version of E-Aadhaar Card from UIDAI web site.
The Aadhaar Card is sent to the address mentioned in the registration application.
The Aadhaar Card will be sent to the address mentioned in the application within 90 days from the time of enrolment.
Aadhaar is the most important identity document which is needed for almost all the government services or to avail the benefits, opening of bank accounts etc. We have gone through the application process and the various ways to download the Aadhaar Card online. You can easily update the address or mobile number details etc by visiting the UIDAI official web site. For more queries, reach out to our income tax experts now at H&R Block India for any further assistance.