Aadhaar card is an identification card issued by the government of India and maintained under Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Using this unique number, you can trace any person in India, Aadhaar card has your biometric and demographics information stored under your unique identification number.
Aadhaar card is used by government and private companies to register their customers easily using just an identification number and their finger print or retina, this process is known as KYC (Know your customers). Recently the world bank has encouraged other countries to follow India’s Aadhaar card system for easy verification and identification process as both comes under a hood.
Even though the process of signing up for Aadhaar card is very simple, people have some basic question, in this post, we will discuss some of the frequently asked questions about Aadhaar card in India.
Aadhaar Card Frequently asked Questions:
- What is Aadhaar card and how is it useful?
Aadhaar card is an Identification card issued by Unique Identification Authority of India using your biometric and demographic information. As a part of Modi’s Digital India Mission, the new startups or existing big companies will use Aadhaar card for registration and government documentations will use Aadhaar card for verification.
- Who are eligible for Aadhaar card registration?
Any resident of India, NRIs and even foreign citizens are eligible for signing up Aadhaar card.
- What documents are necessary for Aadhaar card registration?
Only 2 documents are enough for Aadhaar card registration, Proof of Identification and Proof of Address.
- Can I register for Aadhaar card online?
Aadhaar card can’t be applied online, but after successful registration, you can pay the amount through the UIDAI website.
- What is e-Aadhaar card?
e Aadhaar card is the digital/electrical copy of your original Aadhaar card which can be uploaded/used for online Aadhaar card verification.
- What to do if you lost your Aadhaar card?
As Aadhaar card is a part of digital India mission, you can always download a copy of Aadhaar card from UIDAI website, so you will never have a situation of losing your Aadhaar card.
- I don’t know the password of the pdf containing e-Aadhaar card file.
By default the password to open the file is your area PIN code.
- How do I contact UIDAI to get help regarding Aadhaar card?
Phone Number: 1800-300-1947
Address: PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore – 560001
Fax: 080-2353 1947 Mailing
Mail Address: [email protected]
- Is Aadhaar card mandatory for opening a Bank account?
Yes! Every bank in India including government and private banks has to have all their customers Aadhaar card details.
- What if I have updated my details or the Aadhaar card issued to me has wrong details about me?
All your details can be easily updated through the UIDAI website. Only for registration of Aadhaar card you need to be physically present, other all cases like missing Aadhaar card or updating details can be done online.
Those are the top 10 Frequently asked questions about Aadhaar card. If you have any more questions to be clarified, please comment below we will try to sort it out for you!