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What Is UID?

Unique Identification Number (UID), is an identification system where all the citizens of India will be allocated with a unique number which will serve his/her identity for a variety of identification purposes. The Initiative had been taken by the Government of India to provide a unique identity to the target Indian population by mandating this system across the country. The brand name of the Unique Identification number (UID) is Aadhaar. Aadhaar is a 12 digit identification number, issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to all the residents of India.

The identity cards issued to the citizens would be in the form of smart cards and which will carry personal information as well as biometrics and photograph of the citizen. The registration and distribution of UID cards may be regulated at the post offices of the respected areas.





What Is Aadhaar (UID)?

  • Aadhaar (UID) is a 12 digit identification number
  • Aadhaar will be issued to every Indian resident which include infants also.
  • Aadhaar ensures unique and centralized online identity of an individual.
  • Aadhaar is voluntary for every individual.
  • Aadhaar will act as a proof of Identity for any individual.
  • Aadhaar would help government to track individuals for multiple purposes
  • Aadhaar would help individuals to represent there identity at private as well as government departments.



Who Can Get An Aadhaar?

  • Any individual who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI can get an Aadhaar.

How To Register For Aadhaar?

Government will set up Enrolment camps to register for an Aadhaar. Residents need to visit to there nearest camp to get themselves register. The residents needs to carry some documents for the registration. The complete details will be intimated through the local media.

Process To Register For Aadhaar?

Upon registering for Aadhaar, residents will go through a biometric scanning of ten fingerprints and iris. They will then be photographed and given an enrolment number upon completion. Depending on the enrolment agency, residents will be issued an Aadhaar number within 60 to 90 days.

Visit The Official Website Of UIDAI For More Information

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  1. Mt Adhaar card had not met me. I had made it on 04/07/2011 19:04:44 My Enrolment No.1108/11145/00247

    How does meet me my adhaar card. Sent the Adhaar card on my Email address.

  2. After updating the adhaar card no. 796766159772 on 17.10.2017 in r/o my relative ,when applied for PAN, the same is not accepted by NSDL due to following reason:Mismatch in any one or more of the following fields as per PAN application with the details available in UIDAI database. And due to this reason I am not in a position to apply for PAN.This shows that revised database data not uploaded till date. It is therefore requested to kindly upload the same at an early date so that I may be in a position to apply for PAN. I shall be thankful if I may be informed through email when the same is done.

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