1. Who is eligible for Aadhaar card?
A resident of India, of any age can apply for Aadhaar card. NRIs and foreign citizens (who have foreign citizenship but reside in India) can also apply.
2. What information must one provide to get Aadhaar?
Two kinds of information will be required:
(a)Demographic information: This includes-
(b) Biometric Information: This includes-
3. What are the various applications of Aadhaar?
Aadhaar can serve as the single source of your identity. Thus it can be used in various services like ticket booking, opening bank accounts, getting LPG and kerosene, obtaining driving license, transfer of welfare payments and in property transactions. Any system that needs to establish the identity of a resident or provide secure access to services/benefits can make use of Aadhaar. It can be used in the delivery of programs like Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Indira Awaaz Yojana (IAY), Prime Minister’s Employment Guarantee Program (PMEGP), Sarva Shikhsha Abhiyaan (SSA), Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) etc.
4. How to enroll for Aadhaar?
5. Does UIDAI charge a fee for enrolment?
No fee will be charged at any stage of the registration process for Aadhaar.
6. Is the information of individuals secure?
Yes, the UIDAI takes various measures to protect the individual and their information. Some of the inbuilt security features are:
7. What is unique about Aadhaar?
Aadhaar is different from any other identity issued by the Government. It is an online/paperless identity assigned to a resident for his/her lifetime. It can be accessed anywhere and at any time. The identity of an Aadhaar card holder is verified online with the help of authentication devices which connect to UIDAI’s Central Identity Repository. Today the Aadhaar authentication service is being used in many service delivery schemes across India.
8. Who are "Introducers"?
Some people like children, migrant workers and the homeless may not be able to produce documentary proof of identity (PoI) and proof of address (PoA). An ‘Introducer’ is a person who is authorized by UIDAI to introduce such residents, enabling them to enroll for Aadhaar too.
9. Is it compulsory to get Aadhaar?
No, it is voluntary. However some agencies may choose to use Aadhaar to provide benefits/services. In such cases, the beneficiaries/ customers will have to provide their Aadhaar card details in order to avail the related service/ benefit.
10. Is there a grievance redressal mechanism?
Yes, for concerns related to enrolment, authentication and identity frauds the UIDAI has set up a Contact Centre. UIDAI can be contacted on the helpline number 1800-300-1947 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org