Apply Aadhaar without documents

Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Indian Government to the residents of the country. The main objective or vision of UIDAI is to empower the residents of India to have its unique identity which can easily be authenticated on any of the digital platforms. For this, the government has taken all efforts to make the Aadhaar card application process easy and simple. For this, many enrollment centers have been established where residents can visit and smoothly apply for Aadhaar card.

Whenever any resident files an Aadhaar card application, he or she is required to give documents like address proof, age proof, and identity proof.  But every resident is not having every document who wishes to apply for Aadhaar card. To help the people who do not have a document to get an Aadhaar card, UIDAI has a set of a new process.

Applying for Aadhaar without documents

All those residents who have not the required documents such as identity proof or address proof at the time of filing Aadhaar application can take the help of pre-designated “ introducer”. The introducer is an authorized , notified , and identified by the registrar or regional offices. An introducer can introduce any resident of India who do not have necessary Aadhaar card  related documents.

Who are introducers?

The introducer can be registrar’s employees, teachers, postmen, healthcare workers, Anganwadi, elected body members, bank manager or doctors. In certain scenarios, UIDAI has tried to gather introducers for the convenience of Aadhaar applicants. Each introducer should be linked to a registrar and one registrar can use the same introducer more than once.

Responsibilities of an Introducer

  • Every Introducer is required to attend the workshops organized on Aadhaar awareness conducted by the Registrar in association with UIDAI. It helps introducer in understanding their roles and responsibilities better.
  • The Introducer is required to give written consent in the prescribed format that he/she is interested to be an Introducer and will abide by the procedure laid down by the UIDAI.
  • All Introducers should have received their Aadhaar numbers before introducing residents.
  • Introducers are responsible for making the correct phone number to be displayed at the Enrollment Centre.
  • The Introducer should make sure they are always available to residents in the working hours of  the enrollment Center.
  • Introducer should always verify the address of every resident and has the power of either approve or reject being an introducer of any of the resident.
  • To endorse a resident’s enrollment,  the introducer needs to give their biometric on Aadhaar client.
  • The introducer cannot take any fee for introducing residents to getting an Aadhaar card. However, the concerned Registrars have the authority to prescribe and honorarium to Introducers for their work.
  • One thing to remember, when using the services of an introducer, is that they are to be used only when you need to enroll for Aadhaar, and you do not have any documents to submit as proof of identity or address. They cannot be used if you have all the relevant documents present.