• How to Reapply for Aadhaar Card

    It is quite possible that the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) rejects your Aadhaar application because of discrepancies in the form or documents. In case of rejection, the UIDAI will send a letter to your given address by post, explaining the next steps you need to take.

    Reasons your Aadhaar could be rejected

    Your Aadhaar application could be rejected by the UIDAI for any of the reasons mentioned below:

    • Incorrect information in the form

    • Lack of supporting documents

    • Failure to register your biometrics such as fingerprints and iris scans

    • Failure to verify the supporting documents

    You will also be rejected if the UID database already has an enrolment with your demographic or biometric data. To re-apply for an Aadhaar card, you need to follow the same procedure as applying for a new Aadhaar.

    Re-applying for Aadhaar Card

    You can apply for an Aadhaar again under the following circumstances:

    • Your Aadhaar application is rejected

    • Your Aadhaar application is not found

    • Your Aadhaar application has not been processed due to technical reasons

    The re-application procedure is the same as applying for a new Aadhaar card. The below steps sum up the main things you have to do:

    1. Fill up the Aadhaar enrolment form, either by downloading from the UIDAI website or by visiting your local Aadhaar centre.

    2. Fill up the enrolment form and submit it along with the prescribed documents at the Aadhaar centre.

    3. Provide your biometrics – fingerprints for all 10 fingers and iris scans of both eyes – at the Aadhaar centre. The staff there will also take your photograph on the spot.

    When re-applying for your Aadhaar, make sure that you do not repeat the mistakes that you made the first time when your application was rejected. Take care on the following points:

    • Ensure that the application form is neat and the handwriting is legible.

    • Fill in the form only in uppercase/capital letters.

    • Ensure that all your biometric data has been accurately entered into the UIDAI database.

    • Cross-check with the Aadhaar centre officials about the validity of the documents you are submitting along with the application form.

    Checking the status of your Aadhaar

    Once your Aadhaar application is submitted, you will receive an acknowledgement slip. This slip will contain the date and time of enrolment, your photograph and other demographics. Keep this acknowledgement slip safe, as it is required to check the status of your Aadhaar application.

    After re-application, you have to follow the same procedure as that for a new Aadhaar to check its status online. Once your verification is complete and accepted, the Aadhaar number will be generated. You can download an e-Aadhaar or get the Aadhaar details on your mobile phone for convenience even before the Aadhaar letter is delivered to your address.

    Aadhaar is one of the most transparent of the government identity documents, and almost all of its services are available online. The Aadhaar number is important in banking facilities and in getting government benefits, so ensure that the details you fill in for the Aadhaar application are error-free and accurate.



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