An Aadhaar card is an important document, to say the least. Over the years, since its introduction in January 2009, Aadhaar cards have become one of the most widely needed self-identification coins in India. It binds us to many facets of daily life such as banking, home loans, vehicle registrations and even our insurance policies. The reason it is so widely logged in is because it also contains authenticated information about your biometrics and demographics. It is on this basis that your unique identity as an official citizen of the country rests. Aadhaar is a mandatory document that falls under the jurisdiction of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
With that said, it should be noted that over the past few months, the UIDAI has introduced several updates and policy changes that require your Aadhaar to be up to date in order to benefit from all of its facilities and benefits. There have been many instances where the information on the card has been wrong or presented in error, so it is important to correct and verify these items in the future. Fortunately, the days of queuing in a physical office are over and with the start of the Covid-19 pandemic which is a very important step forward. UIDAI has simplified the entire verification process and most of these edits and verifications can be done online through the official portal.
Checking your Aadhaar card online: a step-by-step process
Step 1: The first thing to do is go to the official UIDAI website – uidai.gov.in.
Step 2: Once you get to the homepage, go to the drop-down menu and select the ‘Aadhaar Services’ option.
Step 3: Under that, then you need to select the “Aadhaar Verification” tab.
Step 4: It will direct you to a page where you will need to enter your 12 digit Aadhaar number
Step 5: Once done, then you need to enter the captcha or security code
Step 6: Click on the “Send” button.
Step 7: Now the page will display information regarding your Aadhaar card
So why is verification so important? Well, on the one hand, it serves as a universally accepted KYC document across India. Considering the recent government mandate that requires Aadhaar cardholders to link their Aadhaar to PAN, this is even more crucial. If you don’t do this linking process it will affect your income tax returns which is the last thing you want.
Another reason why it is important is that it allows cardholders to access and benefit from the various grants offered by the government under the Aadhaar Law of 2016, as well as other programs that may arise in the future. ‘to come up.
How to register for the Aadhaar card
The documents you will need to deposit an Aadhaar card are varied. The UIDAI website gives citizens a long list of documents that can be used to verify themselves before obtaining an Aadhaar. However, there are four general categories of documents that you will need.
1) Proof of identity – PAN card, passport, driver’s license, voter card, gun license, etc.
2) Proof of address – Utility bills, passport, driver’s license, voter card, ration card, bank statement, bank book, etc.
3) Proof of age – Birth certificate, registration certificate, certificate of residence, driver’s license, passport or even voter card to name a few.
4) Proof of marriage (if you are married) – Marriage certificate issued by the court.
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