Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI. It works as proof of identity, thus, it is important to be held by every citizen of the country. An Aadhaar card supports a person avail several government schemes and benefits. It is one of the most authoritative documents like PAN. To enrol for an Aadhaar card, one needs to visit the official Aadhaar enrolment centre with all the required documents like proof of address, proof of identity and a fee to submit.
However, there may be situations when one wants to apply for an Aadhaar card but he/she does not have valid documents to submit. In such a situation, the applicant can still apply for an Aadhaar card without a document with the help of an introducer.
Let’s learn how to apply for an Aadhaar card without documents with the help of an introducer.
Who is an Aadhaar Introducer?
An Aadhaar introducer is a person identified and notified by the registrar or regional office of UIDAI. All the details of the introducer like his/her basic information, Aadhaar data and residential address are registered in UIDAI’s CIDR (Central Identities Data Repository). An introducer can further be known by-
- The task of the introducer is to introduce a person without valid documents to UIDAI at the official Aadhaar enrolment centre
- An Aadhaar introducer works under a registrar
- The introducer’s role is limited to a particular region for which he/she is appointed by the registrar
- A registrar can appoint the same introducer for other approved regions to introduce applicants without the valid documents
Who can be an Aadhaar Introducer?
To be an Aadhaar introducer, a person needs to fulfil the following requirements-
- He/she should be above the age of 18 years
- His/her Aadhaar data and other information should be registered with UIDAI
- A person who wishes to be an Aadhaar introducer should not have any criminal record
- He/she can be Registrar’s employees, postmen, elected local body members, members of local administrative bodies, influencers such as teachers, health workers & doctors, ASHA/Aanganwadi workers, a representative of local NGOs, etc.
What are the Responsibilities of an Aadhaar Introducer?
An Aadhaar introducer’s foremost responsibility is to help applicants apply for an Aadhaar card without documents. Thus, he/she should have a sound knowledge of the overall procedure before beginning with the role of an Aadhaar introducer. Following are the key points that an Aadhaar introducer should be aware of –
- An Aadhaar introducer should always attend the workshop conducted by the Registrar in association with UIDAI
- The introducer needs to provide written consent in the prescribed format that he/she is willing to be an Aadhaar introducer and will follow all the procedures of UIDAI
- The Aadhaar introducer should have his/her Aadhaar number
- It is the responsibility of the Aadhaar introducer to be sure that his/her mobile number is written properly at the Aadhaar enrolment centre
- The introducer should be available for the Aadhaar applicant during the working hours at the Aadhaar enrolment centre
- An introducer has the authority to reject or approve the applicant’s application if the address and other details are not written correctly
- An Aadhaar introducer cannot demand a fee against introducing the applicant
- The introducer can only introduce applicants who do not have the required documents
How to Apply for an Aadhaar Card without Documents?
An Aadhaar applicant can apply for an Aadhaar card without documents by taking help from the Aadhaar introducer. He/she needs to follow the given instructions to apply for an Aadhaar card-
- Visit the official Aadhaar enrolment centre
- Fill the Aadhaar enrolment form with all the required details
- Get the form authenticated by the Aadhaar introducer
- Once the form is approved by the Aadhaar introducer, submit it to the Aadhaar executive
- Provide the biometric information and a fee (if applicable)
- Collect the acknowledgement slip
- The Aadhaar card will be sent to the given residential address within 90 working days of Aadhaar enrolment