Get 'Aadhaar' Unique Identification Number

Aadhaar (External website that opens in a new window) is a 12-digit unique number which the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) (External website that opens in a new window) will issue to all residents. The number will consequently form the basic, universal identity infrastructure over which Registrars and Agencies across the country can build their identity-based applications.

Upon registering for Aadhaar, residents will go through a biometric scanning of fingerprints and iris of the eye. They will then be photographed and given an enrolment number upon completion. Depending on the enrolment agency, residents will be issued an Aadhaar number within 20 to 30 days.

How to apply?

The process (External website that opens in a new window) to get an Aadhaar number will be advertised and disseminated through the local media, upon which residents need to go to the nearest Enrolment Camp to register.. The resident primarily needs to carry certain documents which will be specified in the media advertisement.

Where to apply?

Unique Identification of India (UIDAI) will build partnerships with various Registrars across the country to enroll residents for the number. Such Registrars may include state governments, state Public Sector Units (PSUs), banks, telecom companies, etc. These Registrars may in turn partner with enrolling agencies to enroll residents into Aadhaar. Click here to check Enrolment Centres Information (External website that opens in a new window)

What are the timings?

The specific timings for specific registrars across locations will be intimated in the local media during the period the Enrolment Camp is put up.

Who are the target audience?

An individual who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI can get an Aadhaar. The number will be stored in a centralised database and linked to the basic demographics and biometric information - photograph, ten fingerprints and iris - of each individual.

What are the benefits?

Unique Identification of India (UIDAI) will build partnerships with various Registrars across the country to enroll residents for the number. Such Registrars may include state governments, state Public Sector Units (PSUs), banks, telecom companies, etc. These Registrars may in turn partner with enrolling agencies to enroll residents into Aadhaar.

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