How to Apply for Aadhaar Card?
There are several steps which need to be followed for the application process:
- After the person has made up his/her mind for enrolment, a nearby authorized enrolment centre needs to be located online on the portal of UIDAI, where he or she should carry their address and their identity proof along while visiting.
- The second step is of booking an appointment online, which saves a lot of effort in comparison to visiting the enrolment centre directly.
- Once you visit the centre, fill the form and tag it with the required documents or else download the form online, fill it and bring it for submission to the enrolment centre.
- Along with the submission of form and documents, submission of your photograph and biometric data such as fingerprint impressions and iris scan is also required. Make sure that you have cross-checked the form before the final submission.
- After enrolment, you will get an acknowledgement slip containing fourteen digits enrolment number which will help in tracking the status of Aadhaar and it works till the time you get the original Aadhaar card.
- Before issuing the Aadhaar card, UIDAI will verify the provided data.
- If the data verification remains successful, the applicant gets notified via e-mail or SMS and within a few days the original Aadhaar card is sent to the provided residential address via post.
The Process of getting e-Aadhaar:
- Visit the official website of UIDAI.
- As ' Aadhaar online services' section is further divided into three subsections, navigate through the 'Aadhaar Enrolment' section and click on 'download Aadhaar' link listed under it.
- Clicking on 'download Aadhaar' link will take you to another page which will ask you for downloading e-Aadhaar by using Aadhaar number or UID (Unique Identification Number), EID (Aadhaar Enrolment ID which is issued at the time submission of Aadhaar application)
- Enter the 14 digit enrolment number and the 14 digit Date-Time Stamp, printed on the acknowledgement slip and the personal details like full name and the pincode of your residence.
- Fill the captcha code as displayed on the screen.
- If you have requested for OTP, an OTP number will be sent to your registered mobile number.
- Enter the 6 digit OTP and click on ‘download Aadhaar’.
How to Address Non-receipt of OTP?
OTP is required for the completion of any kind of process on UIDAI, but what if the OTP has not been received? There may be many reasons for it, such as network issues, blocked sim, the mobile number was not registered with UIDAI or space wasn’t enough in the mobile phone. If you are making any changes in Aadhaar info or downloading duplicate Aadhaar, you may not receive OTP due to some issues. Here are a few solutions for fixing the different issues:
If the mobile number is not registered:
While applying for Aadhaar, you need to provide the mobile number to register it with UIDAI. In case you already have Aadhaar with registered mobile number, but you have changed your mobile number, either make an Aadhaar update online through self-service Aadhaar update portal by receiving an OTP on your old number or visit the nearby enrolment centre, fill and submit the correction form to register the new mobile number with Aadhaar. After the mobile number gets registered through Aadhaar update, verify it through the official website of UIDAI to ensure that your Aadhaar card has the correct information on it.
- SIM has been blocked: Contact the operator to fix the issue for receiving OTP.
- Network issues: Before requesting for an OTP, please ensure that you are present in an area with good network coverage.
- Ensure that your application has not been rejected due to the absence of any document because you need to re-apply in that case.
- After receiving the Aadhaar card, check that your contact details are correct on it to ensure that correct information is on record.