Aadhaar number is a 12-digit random number issued by the UIDAI (“Authority”) to the residents of India after satisfying the verification process laid down by the Authority. Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident of India, may voluntarily enrol to obtain Aadhaar number. Person willing to enrol has to provide minimal demographic and biometric information during the enrolment process which is totally free of cost. An individual needs to enrol for Aadhaar only once and after de-duplication only one Aadhaar shall be generated, as the uniqueness is achieved through the process of demographic and biometric de-duplication.
Aadhaar card registration:
People of Assam can apply for Aadhaar card by visiting any of the Aadhaar card centres in Assam set up by the UIDAI. Residents can visit an authorised Aadhaar enrolment agency in Assam to carry forward the process of registration. One can also opt for online pre-registration to enrol his/her name for Aadhaar card.
Aadhaar card registration by visiting enrolment centres in Assam:
The first step to enrolling one’s name for Aadhaar card is to search for an Aadhaar enrolment agency in Assam. An applicant can choose any of the enrolment centres nearest to his/her location and book an appointment for the registration of Aadhaar. On the date of appointment, the applicant has to keep in mind the following steps.
1. Submit the Aadhaar enrolment form along with the identity proof documents (proof of age, proof of address, proof of identity).
2.The submitted documents will be verified against the information entered in the application form, after which the individual’s biometrics will be taken.
3.The biometric process includes taking an iris scan and all ten fingerprints. This is not done for applicants below the age of 5 years.
4.An acknowledgement slip will then be generated which will contain the applicant’s Aadhaar enrolment ID.
5.The applicant will receive their Aadhaar card by post at the address mentioned on the application form.
How to check Aadhaar status online:
After the procedures at the enrolment centre, applicants will receive an enrolment ID which can be used to check the status of Aadhaar. To check the status, one can follow these steps:
Step 1. Go to the official website UIDAI
Step 2. Click ‘Check Aadhaar status’ and enter the enrolment number.
Step 3. The applicants have to submit a security code.
Step 4. Click the ‘check status’ button.
Step 5. The status of the applicant’s Aadhaar card will be shown on the screen.
In case, the applicant has not received his/her Aadhaar card via mail which takes up to 90 days; the UIDAI provides online service to download and print the soft copy of Aadhaar card which is accepted everywhere.
How to download Aadhaar soft copy with EID:
1.The applicant can download his/her e-Aadhaar by simply following the steps mentioned below.
2.Visit the official UIDAI website and click on ‘Download Aadhaar Card’.
3.Under the ‘I Have’ tab, choose the relevant option ( in this case, the Enrolment ID).
4.Fill in the details requested, such as applicant’s full name and pin code.
5.Enter the captcha text and request for an OTP.
6.After entering the OTP (which will be sent on the mobile number as filled in the application form), the applicant will be able to download a copy of the Aadhaar card.