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UIDAI issues standard certificate to help individuals applying for Aadhaar card without documents

Aadhaar issuing body Unique Identification Authority of India in order to resolve the problems faced by the individuals to get certificates from various functionaries such as MP or MLA has issued the standard format on which information has to get.

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Dec 11, 2019, 10.56 AM IST
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In case of non-availability of documents, an individual is required to provide the proof in a certificate form issued by the specified functionaries.
In a bid to make applying for Aadhaar card easier for individuals not having the required documents, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has issued a circular to standardise the format in which the applicant can give information from functionaries such as MP, MLA and so on.

The UIDAI, in a circular dated November 27, states, "In view of the problems being faced by the residents due to non-availability of the standard format for getting the certificates from various functionaries such as MP or MLA or Gazetted officer or Tehsildar or Head of Educational Institution or Councillor or Head of Orphanage or Head of Village Panchayat, it has been decided to introduce Standard certificate namely Certificate for Aadhaar Enrolment/Update in schedule II of Regulation 10(2) for Aadhaar enrolment and Update (Annexure I & II enclosed). The validity of this certificate is only three months from the date of issue. "

An individual can apply for Aadhaar card via three ways - Document based, Head of Family based or Introducer based.

Also Read: Documents required to apply for Aadhaar card

Document based method allows an individual to apply for Aadhaar card if he has valid proof of identity, proof of address and date of birth proof. However, in case an individual does not have the required documents, then there are two ways to apply for Aadhaar card, i.e., either via Head of Family based method or Introducer based method.

Also Read: How to apply for Aadhaar card without documents

In case of non-availability of documents, an individual is required to provide the proof of identity, proof of address and/or date of birth date in a certificate issued by the specified functionaries. However, due to non-availability of standardised format, people have been facing problems regarding what details must be mentioned in the required certificate.

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