Remember, it may take up to 3 months after application for you to receive your Aadhaar Card at your address. If, after such timeframe, you still have not received it, you may choose to obtain it online or approach an Aadhaar enrolment center to get a physical copy delivered at your address. Before doing so, you need to ensure that your Aadhaar has been generated by visiting the UIDAI website.
Do note that, if you don't receive your Aadhaar card under the following conditions, you may have to reapply for Aadhaar in one of the two conditions:
You had applied for Aadhaar before 1st April 2012.
You Aadhaar application was rejected by UIDAI (you can check this in the UIDAI website)
Read ahead to find out how to obtain your Aadhaar online or request physical delivery at your address.
You can download an electronic copy of the Aadhaar card from the UIDAI website or through the mAadhaar mobile app. This e-Aadhaar is identical in status with that of a physical Aadhaar card.
Here is a graphic to guide you through the steps of obtaining Aadhaar through the UIDAI website.
Note: It is recommended to have a pdf reader installed on your computer before you proceed.
After having validated your digital signature in the downloaded pdf, you can even take a printout of the e-Aadhaar if you require a physical copy of the Aadhaar.
To obtain Aadhaar through the mAadhaar mobile app, you need to ensure the following things:
You need your Aadhaar number before you can proceed to use the app.
You need to have the mAadhaar app installed on your mobile phone. This app is available only for Android phones.
After downloading the app, simply follow the on-screen instructions to download an electronic copy of the Aadhaar card on your mobile phone. You can even share your KYC with any service provider via the QR code that is available on the mAadhaar interface.
If you do not have an Android phone, you can always receive the Aadhaar details via SMS. Follow this graphic to know how.
Alternatively, to receive a physical copy of the Aadhaar card at your address, you can visit an Aadhaar enrolment center. Find out the center that is closest to your location here.
Confused on what to do once you are at the enrolment center? Follow these steps.
What should I do if I cannot link my PAN with Aadhaar?
The Income Tax Department has mandated that all Indian citizens must link their PAN with Aadhaar by 30th of June 2018, failing which their PAN cards will be deactivated. The details in both must match; else one must get such discrepancies rectified immediately. If the linking fails, then there's surely an error or mismatch somewhere. It is imperative that you find out this error and get it rectified by the process mentioned below.
Can I correct errors while linking my PAN with Aadhaar?
You must know that linking PAN with Aadhaar succeeds only if all your personal information and details in both of these documents match perfectly. The process will fail in case there is any error. The UIDAI Website and the portal of NSDL PAN offer a chance to rectify any error in Aadhaar or PAN respectively. This is an easy way to get these corrections done.
To correct mistakes in your PAN card, visit the official website.
In the drop down list of "Application Type", select "changes or corrections in existing PAN data".
Fill in the other details correctly. They should match exactly with the details in your Aadhaar card.
Submit the required documents and your details will be updated.
Once the NSDL website confirms, you may proceed on to linking your PAN with Aadhaar.
Visit the Aadhaar correction webpage.
Enter the security code and your Aadhaar number.
You will receive an OTP on your registered mobile.
A change in the spelling of your name can be made using an OTP.
Supporting documents are required as proof in case you wish to make changes in your date of birth or gender.
You can link your Aadhaar and PAN card after this process is approved.
Go to an Aadhaar Enrolment Center.
Take a self-attested photocopy of the proof of Identity along.
Get the Aadhaar enrolment form and fill it correctly.
Submit the form as well as the documents
An acknowledgement slip containing the updated request number (URN) will be issued.
Use this URN to check the status.
You can link your PAN with Aadhaar as soon as the request is successfully processed and the error is corrected.
You might have to pay a nominal fee of Rs.25/- to make such rectifications.
Why should I link my PAN with my Aadhaar card?
The following are the benefits of linking your PAN with your Aadhaar:
The Income Tax Department has mandated that all Indian citizens must link their PAN with Aadhaar.
You cannot file for Income Tax Returns if you don't link your PAN with Aadhaar.
Getting this done will help the government in handling the problem of people holding multiple PAN cards illegally.