UIDAI which is Unique Identification Authority of India is responsible for the issuing of aadhar card. The authority was setup by the government of India. The whole process that goes into the issuing of the aadhar card and many more things are taken care by the UIDAI only. The aadhar card is free to get. There are no charges for the same. And one can apply for the aadhar card from any part of the country.
Anyone who is above the age of one year can get the aadhar card. You will just have to fill the form and submit the relevant documents and you will get the aadhaar card at your residence. The process has become online and it has become easy for all of us to get the aadhar card.
For applying for the aadhar card, first thing that you will have to do is to locate the center that is nearest to you. If you have no idea of the center that is near to you, then you can find one easily by just visiting their official website. You are now required to fill the application form. You can download it from the website only or you can visit the office and get the form.
It is advisable to download it and take a print out of the same as it will save you time. After taking the print out, you will have to fill all your details carefully and then you will be given a date by them when you are required to go to the aadhar card center and complete the rest of the process. You will be given a date to visit the center when you fill the form online.
In case the aadhar center to which you are applying does not have that online appointment facility, then you can always go to them directly and get your date fixed with them. You will also have to take all your original documents and also one photocopy of the same with you to the aadhar card center.
You will be required to carry one identity proof with you like that of a PAN card or anything similar to that. Then you will be required to carry your birth certificate as your age proof. Make sure that the documents you carry are all original and valid. Otherwise you will not get your aadhar card. You can also take passport, driving license with you.
If you have your voter id card or your ration card, that can also be taken along. You will also get an acknowledgement receipt by them, keep that safely with you. You can also download the duplicate form with the help of this number. They will also verify all your documents after which only you will get the aadhar card. As soon as they verify and found all your details to be correct, then you will get your aadhar card at your residence.