How To Apply for Aadhaar In Assam - Easy & Simple Process (June 2020)
"Aadhaar", one the most controversial subjects in India, even though has been explained by many, there are still people who do not know what it is and how we are supposed to get one? After going through several articles on "What is Aadhaar?" and "How to apply for Aadhaar", we found that most of them are either difficult to understand and they do not explain what we are supposed to do with an Aadhaar Card or they simply aren't updated to the latest process of Aadhaar application which we find mentioned in the Aadhaar website. So, here we have explained the entire process of applying for an Aadhaar in Assam.
But before we move on to the first step, we should a have an understanding of what Aadhaar is and why is it necessary for us to apply.
Aadhaar is a "unique" identity card which is issued by the Government of India, and it is issued only for once (i.e., there cannot be multiple Aadhaar cards of a single citizen). The Aadhaar card consists of a unique 12 digit code which is basically a name in the digital records of Govt. of India. This 12 digit code is used to keep records of the card-holder's bio-metric and demographic data. Although, the application for an Aadhaar card is totally voluntary and free of any charges, it is recommended that every citizen applies one. This is because almost in all official businesses, Aadhaar has become the primary proof of identity to be asked for.
Who Can Apply For Aadhaar?
Every citizen of India is eligible to apply for Aadhaar. Non Resident Indians (NRIs) who have lived in India for a continuous period of 182 days can also apply for an Aadhaar card.
How To Apply in Assam?
In Assam, anyone can apply for his/her Aadhaar card either by visiting any Aadhaar Enrolment Centre/Permanent Enrolment Centre set up by UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) directly or by pre-registering his/her name online for an Aadhaar card. UIDAI has also authorised several Post Offices and Bank branches to operate as Permanent Enrolment Centre.
To locate your nearest Aadhaar Enrolment/Permanent Enrolment Centre click here. Upon clicking the link, you will arrive at a page where you will be asked to choose "State", "Postal Code (PIN)" or "Search Box". If you know your Postal Code (PIN), then click on Postal Code and enter your PIN. If you don't know your PIN, then click on State and fill up the fields by selecting your State, District, Sub-District and Village/City/Town. After that you will be provided with a list of Enrolment Centres near you, which you can visit to apply for your Aadhaar at your own convenience.
When you visit the Enrolment Centre you will be asked to fill up a fresh application form and submit the required documents (list of Documents is given below). After that, you will asked to complete your Bio-metrics, which includes a scan your iris, fingerprints and a facial photograph. Once everything is done, you will be allotted an Enrolment ID (EID). You can use this Enrolment ID (EID) to check your Aadhaar status (i.e., check if your Aadhaar is generated or not).
And that's it! You should receive your Aadhaar card by mail (i.e., by post) in the next 90 days (as per UIDAI website).
Can I Apply Online?
Yes and no, both. To make the Aadhaar application process easier for the person applying, the first half of the application process can be done online, i.e., you cannot do the entire Aadhaar application process online. You can only "Book an Appointment" at the Aadhaar Seva Kendra to complete your application. It is to be noted that the option to "Book an Appointment" at an Aadhaar Seva Kendra is available only in 38 cities of India. Guwahati is one of those cities.
In order to "Book an Appointment" at the Aadhaar Seva Kendra in Guwahati follow the following steps -
Firstly, click here to go to the Aadhaar Appointment booking page, and select "Guwahati - Sureka Square" from the drop-down menu.
You will be asked if you want to apply for a "New Aadhaar", an "Aadhaar Update" or "Manage Appointments". Choose "New Aadhaar" and register with your Mobile Number and generate a One-Time-Password (OTP).
Now, enter your Full Name, Date of Birth/Age, Address, Email ID, Gender etc. (as asked).
Specify the documents you will be using for Proof of Identity, Proof of Date of Birth, Proof of Address.
Choose an Appointment Date and Time (choose any day and time convenient to you) and Submit your booking application.
Once the above steps are completed, you will get your Aadhaar Enrolment Form (take a print-out of this form). Now, the final step is to take your Aadhaar Enrolment Form, along with the documents you had specified (in Step 4) and go to Aadhaar Seva Kendra, 3rd Floor, Sureka Square, Lachit Nagar, Ulubari, Guwahati, Assam and complete the rest of the application process. That's it! After that all you have to do is wait till your Aadhaar Card arrives in the mail.
What Are The Documents Required?
For "Proof of Identity", the any of the following Documents can be used for Aadhaar Enrolment:
Pensioner Photo ID Card
Freedom Fighter Photo Card
Certificate of identity issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on official letterhead
Kissan passbook with photograph
ATM card with photograph
NREGS job card
Photo ID issued by a recognised educational institution
Disability ID card/handicapped medical certificate issued by State/Union Territory government
For "Proof of Date of Birth", any of the following Documents can be used for Aadhaar Enrolment:
Certificate Of Date Of Birth Issued By Group A Gazetted Officer On Letterhead
Certificate Or ID Card Having Photo And Date Of Birth (DOB) Duly Signed And Issued By A Government Authority
Photo ID Card Having Date Of Birth, Issued By Recognized Educational Institution
Mark-sheet Issued By Any Govt. Board Or University
Govt. Photo ID Card/Photo Identity Card Issued By PSU Containing DOB.
Central/State Pension Payment Order.
Govt. Health Service Scheme Photo Card Or Ex-Servicemen
School Leaving Certificate (SLC)/ School Transfer Certificate (TC), Containing Name And Date Of Birth
Extract Of School Records Issued By Head Of School Containing Name, Date Of Birth And Photograph
Certificate Of Identity Containing Name, DOB And Photograph Issued By Recognized Educational Institution Signed By Head Of Institute
For "Proof of Address", any of the following Documents can be used for Aadhaar Enrolment:
Post office account statement/Passbook
Freedom fighter card
Signed letter from bank on official letterhead
NREGS job card
Utility bills (electricity/water/telephone/gas) not older than 3 months
Property tax receipt (not older than 1 year)
Credit card statement (not older than 3 months)
Certificate of address with photograph issued by MP/MLA/Gazetted Officer/Tehsildar on official letterhead
You will receive your Aadhaar card through post, at the Address mentioned in the Aadhaar application form.
When booking an appointment online, make sure you use a Mobile Number which is always active, i.e., can receive SMS.
Provide correct information while filling up your form to avoid rejection during verification.
Refer to https://uidai.gov.in/contact-support.html for clearing any doubts you may have.