Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Aadhaar card:
Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to residents of India based on their biometric and demographic information.
- Is Aadhaar card mandatory for all citizens of India?
No, Aadhaar card is not mandatory for all citizens of India. However, it is required for certain government schemes, services, and subsidies.
- How can I apply for an Aadhaar card?
You can apply for an Aadhaar card by visiting the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and providing your demographic and biometric details. You can also book an appointment online and complete the enrolment process.
- Can I update my Aadhaar card details online?
Yes, you can update your Aadhaar card details online by visiting the UIDAI website and following the necessary steps. You can update your name, address, mobile number, email ID, date of birth, and gender.
- Can I download a digital copy of my Aadhaar card?
Yes, you can download a digital copy of your Aadhaar card, also known as e-Aadhaar, from the UIDAI website. You can use it as a valid identity proof document.
- What should I do if I have lost my Aadhaar card?
If you have lost your Aadhaar card, you can download a duplicate copy of it from the UIDAI website. Alternatively, you can visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre and request for a reprint of your Aadhaar card by paying a nominal fee.
- How can I link my Aadhaar card to my bank account and mobile number?
You can link your Aadhaar card to your bank account and mobile number by visiting the bank branch or the service provider’s office and providing your Aadhaar card details. You can also link them online by using the Aadhaar OTP or net banking facility.
- Is there any fee for applying for an Aadhaar card or updating the details?
No, there is no fee for applying for an Aadhaar card or updating the details. However, if you request for a reprint or get your details updated at an enrolment centre, a nominal fee may be charged.