Aadhaar Card Eligibility
The eligibility criteria for an Aadhaar card is as follows:
All Indian citizens are eligible to apply for an Aadhaar card.
NRIs (Non Resident Indians) who have lived in the country for a continuous period of 182 days are permitted to apply.
Aadhaar (Enrolment and Update) Regulations, 2016 provides for demographic and biometrics information required during Aadhaar enrolment process as per the details given below:
Demographic information required –
Date of Birth
Parent/Guardian details (required for minor)
Contact details phone and email (optional)
Biometric Information required –
10 finger prints
The UIDAI set up the Demographic data standards and verification procedure committee under the Chairmanship of Shri N. Vittal to define the data fields to be collected by the UIDAI and the verification process to be followed. The Data Standards Committee submitted its report on December 9, 2009. The full report is available at https://uidai.gov.in/images/UID_DDSVP_Committee_Report_v1.0.pdf. UIDAI also set up the Biometrics standards committee under the Chairmanship of Dr B.K Gairola (Director General, National Informatics Centre) to define the standards and the nature of biometric data that is required to be captured. The report of the Biometrics standards committee was submitted on January 7, 2010 and is available at https://uidai.gov.in/images/resource/Biometric_Standards_Committee_Notification.pdf
For children below 5 years no biometrics will be captured. Their UID be processed on the basis of demographic information and facial photograph linked with the UID of their parents. These children will need to update their biometrics of ten fingers, iris and facial photograph, when they turn 5 and 15. Intimation to this effect will be mentioned in the original Aadhaar letter