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Documents Required for Aadhar Card

Updated on: 16 Jan, 2024 05:49 PM

Are you planning to apply for a new aadhaar card? Then the list of documents which you should keep handy must be of great help!!

For applying Aadhaar you are either required to fill up an online enrolment form and submit it to authorized centers (enrolment centers) or can directly visit these centers the complete procedure.
Also, at the time of application for a new Aadhaar Card or for getting any details updated in the existing one, some basic documents are required to be submitted at the aadhaar enrollment centers. These self-attested documents, one from each category, are required for applying aadhaar.

The documents can be categorized into four basic heads like :

Proof of Identity
Address Proof
Date Of Birth Documents
Relationship Proofs

Documents for Proof of Identity

Documents as a proof of identity includes PAN card, Voter ID, Driving license. But, in addition to these commonly known proofs of identity, find below the list of many other documents. These documents can also be presented as valid proof of your identity for getting a new aadhaar or getting your details updated.

S.No Document of Proof of Identity
1 Copy of Passport
2 Voter ID Proof
3 PAN Card
4 Copy of Ration Card
5 Copy of Driving License
6 Proof of Government Photo ID Card
7 Copy of NREGS Job Card
8 Proof of Photo ID card issued by Recognized Educational Institution
9 Arms License Proof
10 Credit Card copy
11 Proof of Pensioner Photo Card
12 Copy of Freedom Fighter Card
13 Kissan Passbook
14 Copy of CGHS or ECHS Card
15 Proof of Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department Posts
16 Copy of Certificate of Identity having photo issued by Gazetted Officer
17 Proof of Disability ID Card or handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State/UT Governments/Administrations

Documents for Address Proof

Address proof is amongst one of the most basic documents taken for verification for any registrations or services. And, one should be very careful at the time of submitting the proof of address for aadhaar application. The address details furnished at the time of enrollment will only be used for future communications. The delivery of a hard copy of your aadhaar card is also done at the same postal address only. Find below the list of documents that can be served as a basic proof of address while making aadhaar card application.

S.No Document Proof of Address
1 Passport Copy
2 Copy of Passbook
3 Post Office Passbook
4 Ration Card Copy
5 Copy of Voter ID Card
6 Driving License
7 Copy of Government Photo ID card issued by PSU
8 Electricity Bill Copy
9 Proof of Water bill
10 Telephone Landline Bill Copy
11 Property Tax Receipt Copy
12 Credit Card Statement
13 Document of Insurance Policy
14 Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead
15 Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead
16 Copy of Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institutions on letterhead
17 NREGS Job Card
18 Arms License Proof
19 Pensioner Card Copy
20 Copy of Freedom Fighter Card
21 Kissan Passbook Copy
22 Copy of CGHS / ECHS Card
23 Proof of Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA
24 Copy of Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority
25 Proof of Income Tax Assessment Order
26 Vehicle Registration Certificate
27 Copy of Registered Sale / Lease / Rent Agreement
28 Document of Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts
29 Proof of Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt.
30 Copy of Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate issued by the respective State Government
31 Gas Connection Bill
32 Copy of Passport of Spouse

Documents for Proof of Date Of Birth (DOB)

In India, it is generally seen that people have different DOB on different legal documents. So, while applying for Aadhaar card, you should furnish the correct details as Aadhaar would be linked to all your major financial activities like PAN Card, Bank account, Income Tax Return, etc. Find below the comprehensive list of documents that can be attached as proof of date of birth while applying for Aadhaar card or seeking an updation.

S.No Document Proof of DOB
1 Copy of Birth Certificate
2 Proof of SSLC Book/Certificate
3 Copy of Passport
4 Copy of Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead
5 Proof of PAN Card
6 Copy of Marksheet issued by any Government Board or University
7 Proof of Government Photo Id Card
8 Central/State Pension Payment Order
9 Document of Central Government Health Service Scheme Photo Card

Documents for Proof of Relationship (POR)

The proof of a relationship document is required to be submitted to prove the relationship with the Head of the family. The UIDAI accepts any of the below-mentioned documents as POR.

S.No Document Proof of DOB
1 Copy of PDS card
2 Copy of MNREGA job card
3 Documentary proof of Passport
4 Copy of Pension Card
5 Proof of CGHS/State Government/ECHS/ESIC Medical card
6 Copy of Army Canteen Card
7 Proof of Birth eg Birth certificate
8 Marriage Certificate copy
9 Any other government family entitlement document

A list of complete documents can be found on UIDAI

Keeping the documents ready helps in making the complete enrolment process seamless. To know more about aadhaar and all related aspects, read our guide.

CA Abhishek Soni
CA Abhishek Soni

Abhishek Soni is a Chartered Accountant by profession & entrepreneur by passion. He is the co-founder & CEO of Tax2win is amongst the top 25 emerging startups of Asia and authorized ERI by the Income Tax Department. In the past, he worked in EY and comes with wide industry experience from telecom, retail to manufacturing to entertainment where he has handled various national and international assignments.