How to Apply for Aadhaar Card in Tamil Nadu

Required documents and application process for Aadhaar Card in Tamil Nadu

Aadhaar Card is a document of residence of India. It is a 12-digit identification number issued by UIDAI to the resident of India. It is issued free of cost. Aadhaar Card is issued by the body after collecting Bio-metric and Demographic data.

Need of Aadhaar Card:

Aadhaar Card is a mandatory proof of residence, it is required for opening bank accounts, income tax purposes, as a proof of address, passport processes, availing LPG connection and other subsidies, etc

Important documents required while applying for an Aadhaar Card:

Proof of Identity: Any 1 of the following documents

  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving License
  • Identity Card issued by Govt. organisation
  • Applicant Photo

Proof of Address: Any 1 of the following documents

  • Passport
  • Water bill
  • Electricity Bill
  • Ration Card
  • Telephone bill
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID Card
  • Property Tax Receipt

Passport sized photo

Age Proof: Any 1 of the following documents (in case of Minor)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Bonafide Certificate
  • School leaving Certificate

How to Apply for Aadhaar Card:

One can apply for Aadhaar Card in Tamil Nadu – Offline:

  • The applicant is required to locate and visit the nearest Aadhaar Enrollment Centre. Applicant can book the appointment as well. Enrollment is done free of cost.
  • Visit the centre with required documents like, identity proof, address proof, DOB proof and photos.
  • Get the enrollment form from the centre. Fill in the details, name, address, mobile no., gender, email id, etc. (demographic details)
  • Get the bio-metrics done. Face photo will be taken at the centre, along with finger prints and scan of the eye irises.
  • For children below 5 years of age, name, Aadhaar and bio-metrics are provided of the parent.
  • Review and complete the process. Applicant will get an acknowledgement receipt containing the enrollment no. and other details.
  • For any changes in the enrollment process details, 96 hours’ time is provided to the applicant for visiting the centre and making the changes.
  • Applicant can check the Aadhaar status by visiting the enrollment centre or Online as well.
  • Visit the official website @

  • Click on Check Aadhaar status, enter the EID (it is available on the top of application slip) and click on Check status.

  • After the process, applicant will be notified via email/ mobile no. and an Aadhaar No. will be allotted. Applicant can also download e- Aadhaar card from the same site.

  • The hard copy of Aadhaar card will be received through post at the registered permanent address within 15-30 days.

Enrollment of Aadhaar should be done only once. There is no age limit to apply for Aadhaar card.

Helpline Details: In case of any difficulty or query the applicant can

  • Call on Toll free – 1947
  • Email to


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