Aadhar Card Frequently Asked Questions

Q1) What is an aadhar number?

Aadhar Number is like social security number in United States. It is a unique 12 digit number identification number for every Indian. The UIDAI (Unique Identification authority of India) manages the aadhar database.

Q2) What documents are required for applying for an aadhar card?

Any identity and address proof document issued by the government of India can be used for UIDAI card application. While applying person must walk-in to the enrollment center and should provide proofs & bio metric information.

Q3) How much time it will take to generate an enrollment number (EID)?

As soon as the enrollment center officer collects documents and bio metric details, you will given acknowledgement card with the enrollment id (EID). You can use this enrollment id to track the status of the adhaar card.

Q4) How much time do they take to generate your UID number?

Usually it will take from 30 to 90 days to get UIDAI card. In case if it takes more time, then contact the UIDAI customer care.

Q5) What is the password to open an e aadhar?

You can download an e aadhar card online. The downloaded pdf is password protected. The password to open e adhar is your postal code.

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Q6) Is it safe to share aadhar number?

Aadhar number is a privacy number. It is not good to share with anyone except government bodies and government authorized agencies.

Q7) How much time will it take for name change in aadhar card?

If you have requested for an update of address, name, birth date or mobile number online, then usually it will take few weeks. If you have requested for the correction by sending a post, then it will take months.

Q8) What is aadhar enabled payment system?

After the demonetization, the government has launched aadhar enabled payment systems like BHIM. One can transfer money by using the BHIM app. There won't be any charges with UPI enabled payment system unlike in credit cards.

Q9) What are the benefits of having aadhar card

These are some of the FAQs. This page will be updated with more frequently asked questions on aadhar and UIDAI system.