Whether you are registering for an Aadhaar card for the first time or simply raising a request to update information on the card, you will need to submit a few documents including a proof of identity, address, date of birth and relationship that will support your claim.

Most of the time only one document, i.e., Aadhaar card can suffice all the three categories of proofs but what is the list of documents required when you have to apply for a new Aadhaar card.

This article delves deeper and fetches out a complete list of documents needed to apply for Aadhaar card.




List of supporting Proof of Identity for Aadhaar Card

You can furnish any of the following documents as a proof of your identity. But note that all these documents should have your name and photograph on it.

  • A PAN card that includes your photo
  • Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Driving license
  • Voter ID
  • Photo ID cards issued by the government
  • Arms license
  • Photo identity card issued by any recognized educational institution
  • Bank debit/ATM card having a photograph
  • Identity certificate issued by a Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar on a letterhead. It should also have your photograph
  • Pensioner/Freedom Fighter photo card
  • Disability ID card issued by the government of respective State or Union Territory
  • Address certificate issued by the Department of Posts that mentions your name and should have a photograph
  • ECHS/ CGHS photo card
  • Credit card with your photo imprinted on it

Proof of Address List

  • Bank Statement/Bank Passbook
  • Passport/Driving license/Ration card
    Voter ID
  • Post office passbook/statement
  • Photo ID card issued by the government
  • Freedom Fighter Card
  • PSU issued service photo ID card
  • Last three months water/electricity bill or landline phone bill
  • Property tax receipt (Not older than one year)
  • Your credit card statement of last three months
  • Arms license
  • Vehicle Registration Certificate
  • NREGS job card
  • Registration lease/sale/rent agreement
  • Village registration certificate
  • Parents passport (in case of minors)
  • Passport of spouse
  • ECHS/ CGHS card
  • Income tax assessment order
  • Address certificate issued by a ‘Sarpanch’ or an equivalent authority for rural areas.
  • Allotment letter of accommodation not more than 3 months old and should be issued by the State/Central Government
  • Marriage certificate issued by the Government of India. It should have your current address
  • An address certificate issued by Tehsildar or Gazetted Officer or an MLA or MP (for urban areas). The certificate should have your photo

List of Date of Birth proof

  • Passport
  • PAN card
  • Pension Payment Order issued by the Central and State Government
  • Mark sheet issued by any Government University or Board
  • Birth certificate issued by Grade-A Gazetted Officer
  • Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme Photo Card
  • Photo ID cards issued by the government
  • Photo identity card issued by PSU that mentions your date of birth.

List of Aadhaar card documents supporting Proof of Relationship

  • Documents that authenticate the proof of relationship should mention your relationship with the Head of Family.
  • Passport
  • Pension card
  • MNREGA job card/PDS (Public Distribution System) card
  • ESIC medical card
  • Army canteen card
  • Government issued marriage certificate
  • Birth certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation, Registrar of Birth, Tehsil, etc.
  • Family entitlement document issued by the State/Central Government

These are some of the important documents that you can furnish at the time of Aadhaar card enrollment. Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number that serves as the valid proof of identity and address across India.