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Documents Required For The Application Of AADHAAR Card

Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) that provides Aadhaar Card to Indian citizens accepts several documents from various categories. You can provide document having proof of address, proof of identity, proof of relationship and proof of date of birth.

You will need both original and copies of the documents at the time of enrolment. To get an AADHAR card one requires to have at least one proof of identity, proof of address and proof of date of birth. 
Small children do not have their own proof of address so you can provide your own address if you are the father, mother or guardian of the child. Adults who don't have any proofs can use proof of relationship documents and apply for aadhaar card. Relationships should be clearly mentioned with the head of the house. India has very high population and there are many (say lakhs or crores) who don't have any type of identity yet they can get this UIDAI card due to large numbers of documents accepted by UIDAI. Most of your problems can be solved by a notary. You can contact them and can get your proofs ready soon. Then you can apply for AADHAR card.

AADHAR Card Documents Required

Below is the table of proofs that UIDAI accepts at the time of aadhar enrolment, make sure you have the xerox copies of the documents that are necesaary:

Supported Proof of Identity Documents Containing Name and Photo Supported Proof of Address Documents Containing Name and Address
  1. Passport
  2. PAN Card
  3. Ration/ PDS Photo Card
  4. Voter ID
  5. Driving License
  6. Government Photo ID Cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  7. NREGS Job Card
  8. Photo ID issued by Recognised Educational Institution
  9. Arms License
  10. Photo Bank ATM Card
  11. Photo Credit Card
  12. Pensioner Photo Card
  13. Freedom Fighter Photo Card
  14. Kissan Photo Passbook
  15. CGHS / ECHS Photo Card
  16. Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts
  17. Certificate of Identify having photo issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on letterhead
  18. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT
  19. Governments/Administrations

  1. Passport
  2. Bank Statement/ Passbook
  3. Post Office Account Statement/Passbook
  4. Ration Card
  5. Voter ID
  6. Driving License
  7. Government Photo ID cards/ service photo identity card issued by PSU
  8. Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)
  9. Water bill (not older than 3 months)
  10. Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)
  11. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)
  12. Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)
  13. Insurance Policy
  14. Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
  15. Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
  16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognised Educational Instruction on letterhead
  17. NREGS Job Card
  18. Arms License
  19. Pensioner Card
  20. Freedom Fighter Card
  21. Kissan Passbook
  22. CGHS / ECHS Card
  23. Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Gazetted  Officer or Tehsildar on
  24. letterhead
  25. Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)
  26. Income Tax Assessment Order
  27. Vehicle Registration Certificate
  28. Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
  29. Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
  30. Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
  31. Disability ID Card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations
  32. Gas Connection Bill (not older than  3 months)
  33. Passport of Spouse
  34. Passport of Parents(in case of Minor)

Supported Proof of Relationship Documents containing Relationship details to Head of Family
  1. PDS Card
  2. MNREGA Job Card
  3. CGHS/State  Government/ECHS/ESIC  Medical
  4. card
  5. Pension Card
  6. Army Canteen Card
  7. Passport
  8. Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc.
  9. Any other Central/State government issued family entitlement document.

Supported Proof of DoB Documents
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. SSLC Book/Certificate
  3. Passport
  4. Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

If you have any query or suggestion do comment below! We will try our best to help you out.


  1. To apply for aadhar card,one can go to nearest government centres or enrolment camps collect the form and fill all the details. You have to submit documents like photo ID proof, date of birth proof, individual photographs and biometric scanning of ten fingerprints.


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