Sunday, June 2, 2019

What is an Aadhaar? Aadhaar is a series of number that consists of 12 digits in order to served as an identification for a person. Each India citizen must register one as it has a been made a mandatory law by the government. Non-India foreigner can also apply for an Aadhaar if they have stayed in India long enough, for more information please check this article. If you want to register for your children that are under 15 years old, read this instead.

If you already had an Aadhaar, you can check these article on how to update them or download them as an eAadhaar card.

What do you need to prepare before registering?

One thing you must remember, this procedure cannot be done online. You need to go to the nearest Aadhaar Enrolment Centre to do it, you can find one by checking this website, it will point to the place you need to go.

Next, you need to arrange the necessary documents that can serve as:

- Proof for your identity: passport, PAN card, marriage form, your personal photo, etc.
- Verification of where you live: passport, driver license, water/electric bills in the last 3 months, etc.
- Information about your date of birth: Certificate of birth, passport, PAN card, etc.
- Confirmation of your relationship with the family head: PDS card, Medical card issued by the State, Registrar of Birth, etc.

Any one document from each category must be provided in order to have a successful Aadhaar registration.

If you have done preparing everything, you are ready to go.

What do you need to do next?

First, you need to fill an enrolment form, you either download from this website or just get one directly from the Enrolment Centre.

Next, you have to supply the forms altogether with your prepared documents to the official. After waiting for your verification, you will be asked to provide your biometric data, like fingerprint and eye's iris, and your current portrait photo.

When all that done, you will receive an acknowledgment slip. There is a 14-digit number (EID) written on the slip, you can use it to check your Aadhaar status. That means the slip is very important so you must not lose it.

Normally the time you need to wait is about 60 to 90 days for your new Aadhaar card to be sent to your home address. That is all.

A simplified guide for registering Aadhaar

Step 1: Prepare any necessary documents

Step 2: Fill in the enrolment form

Step 3: Apply them to the official in the nearest Enrolment Centre

Step 4: Provide your biometric data along with your photo

Step 5: Take the acknowledgment slip and leave

Now, wait for your Aadhaar card delivered to your house.

FAQs: Registering your Aadhaar for the first time
Q: Can I use Aadhaar card overseas?
A: No, you can only use your Aadhaar card in India, either you are a native citizen or a foreigner.

Q: Can I register an Aadhaar card if I am not an Indian citizen?
A: Yes, you can if you have already lived in India for 182 days in 1 year. You can check more information on How to avail an Aadhaar card if you are an NRI article.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

As you have already know how to update your Aadhar card, download them in the last few articles. Before, you have an option to not link your bank account with your Aadhar. But this procedure has also been made mandatory by the India government, and banks have an authority to disable any account that hasn't link to Aadhar.

There are quite a few ways to link them up, you can do it online, with your phone or physically go to your associated bank.

Linking your bank account online

If you have an Internet Banking account, which you mostly do, use your username/ID and password to log into your account. After that, look for "Update Aadhaar Card details", "Link Aadhaar card", "Aadhaar card Seeding", or any similar term, and click on them.

You will be brought to a new page with a few blank areas that you need to fill your information about your Aadhar card. Make sure it is accurate.

After you have finished and submitted the form, you will need to do the verification and validation from the bank. This will differ with each bank but they should be similar.

Either there is an error or you have success, you will receive a confirmation message to your email address and phone number.

A simplified guide on link bank account with Aadhar Online:

Step 1: Go to your bank website

Step 2: Log in with your registered ID and password

Step 3: Find any terms that are similar to "Link Aadhaar Card" then enter

Step 4: Fill any information they required

Step 5: Submit the form

Step 6: Complete any validation process from the bank

When you are done, whether fail or pass, you will receive your result via email and phone

Linking bank account with your phone or tablet

If you want to do the job by phone, there are also 3 ways to do it: by an app, by SMS, or by seeding.

1. Do the procedure by an app

Most banks have their own internet banking app for mobile phone. Search and download them based on your associated bank.

Log in with your account then navigate to "My account" section under the "Services" tab, find the "View/Update Aadhaar card details" and click on it. This part should be similar for most bank app.

Enter your Aadhar card number twice then click submit. The app will notify you if you are successfully linked with the Aadhar card.

2. Do the procedure by SMS

This method is not widely spread there are only a few banks provide SMS services. Here we will show an example with State Bank of India.

Type in a message UID<space>Aadhaar number<space>Account number then send to 567676 (or the number that your associated bank provides).

When your content was sent, a confirmation message will be sent to your phone. After that, you have to wait for the UIDAI to verify your detail and request. If it was a success, you will be notified to go to the nearest bank with your Aadhar card.

3. Do the procedure by seeding

This method is more popular, as it is easy and quicker, also don't need you to run to the bank. The service number is different with each bank. You can finish linking up with 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Give a missed call to the number provided by your bank

Step 2: You will receive a call-back from the bank, you can select your option with IVR (Interactive Voice Response), choose the linking with Aadhar option.

Step 3: Enter your Aadhar number then confirm

With this, you are done, easy right? If your request is accepted, a notification message will be sent to you.

Linking your bank account offline

There are two ways of doing this, either going to the nearest bank or the nearest ATM.

1. Go to your associate bank

First, you can prepare a bank account Aadhaar linking application form by download one online on your bank website. If you can't or it is not available, go to the bank instead. Also, make sure you make a photocopy of your Aadhar card.

After you finished filling in your information about your bank account and Aadhar number, give it together with the copy of your Aadhar card to a bank teller. You might be asked to show your original Aadhar card.

After you have submitted everything and the teller acknowledge it, your job is done here at the bank. The linking process will take a few days, and if it is a success, you will be notified with your registered phone number.

2. Do it with an ATM

If you don't want to wait then you can link with an ATM instead.

First, you have to put your bank card in and enter your PIN code. Then navigate to the "Registration" option under the "Service" menu, and find the "Aadhaar Registration" option then select it. Some bank changes the term or skips some steps but the process should be similar.

Fill in your Aadhar number and re-enter it again if you are asked to. You will get a confirmation message whether you have success linking your bank account to your Aadhar or not.

FAQs: Linking your bank account with your Aadhar card

Q: What is the deadline of linking a bank account to Aadhar card?
A: It is on 31st March 2018, as stated by the government.

Q: Can I link multiple bank accounts?
A: Yes, you can link multiple bank accounts, but you cannot with 2 bank accounts that originate from the same bank. Meaning only 1 account per unique bank.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

As you all know, registering for an Aadhar card is a mandatory procedure for every India citizens - including children from newborn to 15 years old. Is it any different in the process when you do it as an adult? Yes, there are some minor changes but the rest is pretty similar to the normal procedure.

Step-by-step guide on how to get Aadhar card for children

First, you need to find the nearest Aadhar Enrolment Centre by navigating to here. Before going the center, make sure you have prepared every important document about your child, including birth certificate, Aadhar card of the child’s parents if the child’s Date of Birth certificate is not available, the child’s photograph of that time and some other relevant documents.

Now that you are prepared, head to the nearest Aadhar Enrolment Centre to fill an enrolment form. After waiting for your turn, submit any required document and proceed to the next step.

Here are some differences, as normal you will be taken to scan for your biometric data, that is your 10 fingerprints and your iris. Children from 5 to 15 years have to undergo the same procedure while newborn to 5 years old children are exempt from it. Another note, for newborn to 5 years old children, every 5 years, they will need to resubmit their biometric data until they reach 15 years old, as it is the final data when they are in children stage.

After you have done the scanning process, the official will take a picture of your child. When all that done, you will an acknowledgment slip. You can check for your Aadhar status using EID on the slip, you can find more information on how to check it here, and the last thing you have to do is wait. When around 60 to 90 days passed, you will receive an Aadhar Card for your child.

A simplified guide on how to get Aadhar card for children

Step 1: Locate the nearest Aadhar Enrolment Centre here

Step 2: Prepare any necessary documents about your children

Step 3: Fill the enrolment form

Step 4: Submit any relevant documents

Step 5: Have your child's 10 fingers and their iris scanned, children below 5 years old are exempt from this process.

Step 6: Have your child’s photo taken

Step 7: Receive an acknowledgment slip and you are done

You will obtain your child’s Aadhar card by a dispatched officer within 90 days from the enrolment date.

FAQs: Getting Aadhar card for children

Q: Does it cost anything?
A: While it does not cost anything for registering, updating the Aadhar detail will cost 30 RS each time.

Q: Is it mandatory to update the Aadhar card detail after 15 years?
A: Yes, it is a must to update your children Aadhar detail. It should be done after a few minutes and can be done online.

Q: Can the registering process be done online?
A: No, you must do it at the Aadhar Enrolment Centre. There is no exception for children.

Check Aadhaar Card Status Online/Offline

If you have made any corrections, updates in your Aadhaar card online portals or offline at Aadhar service centers, then you should check your Aadhar card status online or offline.

Download Secure Masked eAadhaar Card Online

To use your Aadhar card number virtually, you should go with more safe steps while using the Aadhar number online. Now, Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) make Aadhar card more safer using Masked Aadhar Card or eAadhaar. Know more about Masked eAadhaar and how to download Masked eAadhar card online.