What are the Valid Documents Required For Aadhar Card?

documents Required for aadhaar card
Documents Required For Aadhar Card

An Aadhaar card is a one-of-a-kind identification number given to every citizen of the country. It is one of the most important documents that must be submitted for most purposes. Every Indian citizen is required to have an Aadhaar card because it serves as proof of identity. Anyone who fails to submit an Aadhaar card or does not carry one will be barred from participating in certain activities.

A list of documents should be submitted to the Aadhaar authorities in order to apply for an Aadhaar card. 

List of documents for Aadhaar card

The following documents must be submitted for an Aadhaar card based on identity proof, relationship proof, address proof, and birth proof. 

List of Identity Proof

1. Passport 

2. PAN Card/ e-PAN 

3. Ration / PDS Photo Card 

4. Voter ID/ e-Voter ID 

5. Driving License 

6. Arms License 

7. Photo Bank ATM Card 

8. Photo Credit Card 

9. Service photo identity card issued by Central Govt./ State Govt./ UT Govt./ PSU/ Banks 

10. Pensioner Photo Card/Freedom Fighter Photo Card 

11. Kissan Photo Passbook 

12.CGHS/ ECHS/ ESIC/ Medi-Claim Card with Photo issued by State/ Central Govts./ PSUs/ Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) Card 

13. Disability ID Card/ handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective Central/ State/ UT Governments 

14. Photo ID Card/ Certificate with photo issued by Central/ State Govt. like Bhamashah, Domicile Certificate, Resident Certificate, Jan-Aadhaar, MGNREGA/ NREGS Job card etc. 

15. Marriage certificate with photograph issued by State/ Central Govt. 

16. ST/ SC/ OBC certificate with photograph ST/ SC/ OBC certificate with photograph 

17. Valid School Identity card/ Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution (during study course time i.e. while on the rolls only) 

18. School Leaving Certificate (SLC)/ School Transfer Certificate (TC)/ Extract of School Records issued by Head of School/ SSLC book/ SSC certificate/Mark Sheet issued by board/ University containing name and photograph 

19. Bank Pass Book having name and Photograph Cross Stamped by bank official 20.Transgender ID card/ Certificate issued under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 

21. Valid Long Term Visa (LTV) along with Foreign Passport (valid or expired) of origin country issued to minorities communities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain, Parsis and Christians 

22. Valid Visa along with Foreign Passport (valid only) issued in case of other Foreign Nationals who have stayed in India for 182 days or more in the 12 months 

23. Certificate of Identity issued on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update by: 

i. MP/ MLA/ MLC/ Municipal Councillor. 

ii. Tehsildar/ Gazetted Officer Group ‘A’/Gazetted Officer Group ‘B’/ EPFO Officer 

iii. Superintendent/ Warden/ Matron/ Head of Institution of recognized shelter homes or orphanages

iv. Recognized Educational Institution signed by Head of Institute 

v. Village Panchayat Head or Mukhiya or its equivalent authority (for rural areas), Village Panchayat Secretary or VRO or equivalent (for rural areas). 

24. For Full name/first name change requests: Resident to submit the Gazette notification of new name along with any supporting PoI document of old name with photograph (Even for 1st instance of the Full name/ first name change) 

25. For Exception cases of Name Change: Divorce Decree 

26. For Exception cases of Name Change: Adoption certificate 

27. For Exception cases of Gender Change: Medical Certificate from allopathic doctors, in case resident changed gender surgically

Proof of Relationship

1. Passport of Spouse/ Passport of Parents (in case of Minor) 

2. Ration card/PDS Card 

3. CGHS/ ECHS/ ESIC/ Medi-Claim Card with Photo issued by Centre/ State Govts./ PSUs 

4. Pension Card 

5. Birth Certificate issued by Registrar of Birth, Municipal Corporation and other notified local government bodies like Taluk, Tehsil etc. 

6. Any other Central/ State government issued family entitlement document 

7. Marriage Certificate issued by the government 

8. Photo ID card issued by Central/ State Govt. like Bhamashah, Jan-Aadhaar, MGNREGA card, ARMY canteen card etc. 

9. Discharge card/ slip issued by Government/ Private hospitals for the birth of a child (only for a child aged between 0-5 years) 

10. Self-declaration from the Head of Family (HoF) certifying the relationship with the resident residing at the same address as HoF

Date of Birth (DoB)

1. Birth Certificate 

2. Passport 

3. PAN Card/e-PAN 

4. Service photo identity card issued by Central Govt./State Govt./UT Govt./PSU/Banks 

5. Photo ID card having Date of Birth, issued by Recognized Educational Institution 

6. Transgender ID card/ Certificate issued under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019

7. Marksheet issued by any recognized Government Board or University 

8. School Leaving Certificate (SLC)/ School Transfer Certificate (TC)/ Extract of School Records issued by Head of School/ SSLC book/ SSC certificate containing Name and Date of Birth 

9. Central/ State Pension Payment Order 

10. CGHS/ ECHS/ Medi-Claim Card issued by Centre/ State/ UTs Govts./ PSUs having with Photo & Date of Birth 

11. Valid Long Term Visa (LTV) along with Foreign Passport (valid or expired) of origin country issued to minorities communities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain, Parsis and Christians 

12. Certificate of Identity having Name & DoB issued on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update by: i. Gazetted Officer Group ‘A’/ EPFO officer ii. Recognized Educational Institution signed by Head of Institute 

13. Exception cases of DoB Change: Resident to submit self-declaration as per notified format

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Proof of Address

1. Passport/ Passport of Spouse/ Passport of Parents (in case of Minor) 

2. Bank Statement (with Bank stamp & signature of bank official)/ Passbook/ Post Office Account Statement/ Passbook 

3. Ration Card 

4. Voter ID/ e-Voter ID 

5. Driving License 

6. Arms License 

7. Service photo identity card issued by PSU/ Banks/ State/ Central Governments 

8. Pensioner Card/ Freedom Fighter Card 

9. Kissan Passbook 

10. CGHS/ ECHS/ ESIC/ Medi-Claim Card with Photo issued by State/ Central Govts./ PSUs 

11. Disability ID Card/ handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/ UT Governments/ Administrations/ Central Govt. 

12. Photo ID Card/ Certificate having address issued by Central/State Govt. like Bhamashah, Domicile Certificate, Resident Certificate, Jan-Aadhaar, MGNREGA/ NREGS Job card etc.

13. Valid School Identity card/Identity Card issued by recognized educational institutions (during study course time i.e. while on the rolls only) 

14. Transgender ID card/ Certificate issued under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 

15. School Leaving Certificate (SLC)/ School Transfer Certificate (TC)/ Extract of School Records issued by Head of School/ SSLC book/ SSC certificate containing name and Address 

16. Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution on letterhead or Photo ID having address issued by Recognized Educational Institution 

17. Electricity Bills (not older than 3 months) including prepaid receipts 

18. Water Bill (not older than 3 months) 19. Telephone Landline Bill/ Phone (Postpaid Mobile) Bill/ Broadband Bill (not older than 3 months) 

20. Insurance Policy (Life & Medical only) 

21. Property Tax Receipt (not older than 1 year) 

22. Registered Sale/ Rent Agreement/Registered Gift Deed in Registrar office/Registered or Non Registered Lease Agreement 

23. Gas Connection Bill (not older than 3 months) 

24. Allotment letter of accommodation issued by Central/ State Govt. (not more than 3 years old) 

25. Marriage Certificate issued by the Government containing Name and address 

26. Valid Long Term Visa (LTV) along with Foreign Passport (valid or expired) of origin country issued to minorities communities of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jain, Parsis and Christians 

27. Valid Visa (if comprises of Indian address) along with Foreign Passport (valid only) issued in case of other Foreign Nationals who have stayed in India for 182 days or more in the 12 months 28.Certificate of Address issued on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update by: i. MP/ MLA/ MLC/ Municipal Councilor. 

ii. Tehsildar/ Gazetted Officer Group ‘A’/ Gazetted Officer Group ‘B’/EPFO Officer 

iii. Superintendent/ Warden/ Matron/ Head of Institution of recognized shelter homes or orphanages 

iv. Recognized Educational Institution signed by Head of Institute v. Village Panchayat Head or Mukhiya or its equivalent authority (for rural areas), Village Panchayat Secretary or VRO or equivalent (for rural areas)

Read More: How to Update Address in Aadhaar?

FAQs

What documents are required to change/update the address on an Aadhaar card?

The documents required for changing the address on the Aadhaar card are the same as those required for proof of residence when enrolling. You can use any of the proofs to update your Aadhaar card’s residential address.

How do I apply for an Aadhar card for my child?

Aadhaar cards can be obtained for children, including newborns. To obtain one, the parent or guardian must take the child to the nearest Aadhaar centre. Along with the child’s birth certificate, the parent or guardian’s Aadhaar number must be submitted. Biometric data will not be collected until the child is five years old.

What documents are required for SIM-Aadhaar verification?

Your mobile number can be (re)linked to Aadhaar by visiting your service provider’s nearest outlet or dialling the toll-free number (which will be listed by your service operator) from your registered Aadhaar mobile number. In both cases, you will be given an OTP to complete the verification process.
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