Documents Required For Aadhar Cards

  • Identity proof documents (should contain your name and photo).
  • Address proof documents (should contain your name and address).
  • Date of birth documents.
  • Proof of relationship documents (should contain information of the head of the family).

You need to submit certain documents when applying for an Aadhaar card. Documents will also be required if you are already enrolled for Aadhaar but need to make certain changes to your existing details.

You will be required to produce the original copies of the documents you wish to submit. These documents will be scanned and returned. There is no need to print and submit photocopies.

Proof of Identity (POI) Documents – Comprising Name and Photograph

Any of the following documents will be accepted as an ID proof document:

  • PAN card.
  • Passport.
  • Voter ID.
  • PDS Photo Card/Ration Card.
  • Driving Licence.
  • PSU-issued Service Photo ID Card/Government-issued Photo ID Card.
  • Photo ID Card issued by a recognised institute of education.
  • NREGS Job Card.
  • Arms Licence.
  • Photo Credit Card.
  • Photo Bank ATM Card.
  • Freedom Fighter Photo Card.
  • Pensioner Photo Card.
  • Kissan Photo Passbook.
  • Department of Posts issued Address Card comprising name and photograph.
  • ECHS/CGHS Photo Card.
  • Certificate of Identity comprising photograph issued by a Tehsildar/Gazetted Officer on a letterhead.
  • State/Union Territory Governments/Administrations issued handicapped medical certificate or Disability ID Card.
  • Bhamashah Card.
  • Certificate of Identity comprising photograph issued by an MLA/MLC/MP/Municipal Councillor on a letterhead.
  • Certificate from the head of a recognised educational institution/warden/superintendent/matron.
  • RSBY Card.
  • Gazette notification in case of name change.
  • SC/ST/OBC Certificate comprising photograph.
  • SSLC book comprising photograph.
  • Marriage Certificate comprising photograph.
  • For rural areas - Certificate of Identity comprising photograph issued by the mukhiya or village panchayat head.

Proof of Date of Birth (DOB) Documents

You can submit any of the following documents to ascertain your date of birth:

  • Birth Certificate.
  • Passport.
  • SSLC Certificate/Book.
  • PAN Card.
  • A DOB Certificate on letterhead issued by a Group A Gazetted Officer.
  • Marksheet issued by any University or Government Board.
  • Government or PSU issued Photo ID Card containing date of birth.
  • State/Central Pension Payment Order.
  • Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Photo Card or Central Government Health Scheme Photo Card.
  • I-Card/Certificate comprising DOB and photograph signed and issued by a Government authority.
  • Photo ID Card comprising DOB issued by a recognised educational institution.

Proof of Relationship (POR) Documents – Comprising Details with Head of Family if Required

You can submit any of the following details to verify your proof of relationship. Please note that the document(s) you furnish may need to contain relationship details with the head of your family:

  • Passport.
  • PDS Card.
  • State Government/ECHS/ ESIC/CGHS Medical Card.
  • Army Canteen Card.
  • Pension Card.
  • MNREGA Job Card.
  • Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Corporation, Registrar of Birth, or any other notified local body of the Government such as Tehsil, Taluk, etc.
  • Family entitlement document issued by a State or the Central Government.
  • Government-issued Marriage Certificate.
  • Bhamashah Card.
  • Department of Posts issued Address Card comprising name and photograph.
  • Discharge slip/card issued by a government hospital in case of birth of a child.
  • Certificate of Identity comprising photograph issued by an MLA/MLC/MP/Gazetted Officer/Municipal Councillor on a letterhead.
  • For rural areas – Certificate of Identity comprising photograph and relationship with the head of family issued by the mukhiya or village panchayat.

Proof of Address (POA) Documents – Comprising Name and Address

Here are the documents that are acceptable as proof of address:

  • Passport.
  • Passbook/Bank Statement.
  • Ration Card.
  • Driving Licence.
  • Voter ID.
  • Passbook/Post Office Account Statement.
  • PSU-issued Service Photo ID Card/Government-issued Photo ID Card.
  • Water bill (issued in the last 3 months).
  • Electricity Bill (issued in the last 3 months).
  • Gas Connection Bill (issued in the last 3 months).
  • Telephone Landline Bill (issued in the last 3 months).
  • Credit Card Statement (issued in the last 3 months).
  • Property Tax Receipt (issued in the last 1 year).
  • Insurance Policy.
  • Signed Letter on letterhead comprising photograph issued by a registered company.
  • Signed Letter on letterhead comprising photograph issued a bank.
  • Photo ID comprising address/Signed Letter comprising photograph issued by a recognised educational institution.
  • Arms Licence.
  • ECHS/CGHS Card.
  • School ID Card.
  • SSLC Book comprising photograph.
  • NREGS Job Card.
  • Freedom Fighter Card.
  • Pensioner Card.
  • Bhamashah Card.
  • Kissan Passbook.
  • Certificate of Address comprising photo on letterhead issued by MLA/MP/Tehsildar/Gazetted Officer.
  • Income Tax Assessment Order.
  • Registered Lease/Sale/Rental Agreement.
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate.
  • Department of Posts issued Address Card comprising photograph.
  • State Government issued Caste and Domicile Certificate comprising photograph.
  • State/Union Territory Governments/Administrations issued handicapped medical certificate or Disability ID Card.
  • Spouse’s Passport.
  • Parents’ Passport in case of a minor.
  • Allotment letter of accommodation issued by State/Central Government (issued in the last 3 years).
  • Government issued Marriage Certificate comprising address.
  • Certificate on letterhead issued by Head of Institution/Warden/Superintendent/Matron of recognised shelter homes for orphanages.
  • ID Card issued by a recognised educational institution.
  • Municipal Councillor issued certificate of address comprising photograph on letterhead.
  • For rural areas – Certificate of Address issued by the head of panchayat or an equivalent authority.

For the comprehensive list of supporting documents to be provided, you check out the List of Supporting Documents published by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India):

This article is intended for informational purposes only. For more information please refer the link(s) provided above or visit https://uidai.gov.in/

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