Aadhaar, or the Indian National Identity Card, has been touted as the future of identity authentication. Designed to be a single-point of access for government services and private businesses, Aadhaar is said to be more secure and efficient than other forms of identification. But is Aadhaar enough for passports? The short answer is no. While Aadhaar does have some advantages over traditional identification methods, it is not without its flaws. For example, its database is not tamperproof, meaning that it can be hacked. Additionally, there have been reports of Aadhaar cards being used fraudulently. So, while Aadhaar may be the future of identification, it’s not ready yet for widespread use in passports. If you’re considering using Aadhaar for your passport application, make sure you understand the risks involved and weigh them against the benefits.
Aadhaar is Mandatory for New Passports
Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to residents of India, under the authority of the Indian government. Aadhaar is mandatory for new passports, and can be used to authenticate identity and apply for services such as education, health care, and pensions. Aadhaar also provides proof of residence and identity in case of a natural disaster or police investigation.
What Aadhaar is and What It Is Not
What is Aadhaar?
Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued to persons residing in India. It is also known as the Indian National Identity Card and is mandatory for obtaining a passport, receiving social welfare benefits, opening bank accounts, getting registered to vote and securing other government services. What it is not?
Aadhaar is not proof of citizenship or identity. Anyone can have an Aadhaar number. Nor does it confer any special privileges or rights over others.
How to Apply for a New Aadhaar Card
To apply for a new Aadhaar card, you will need to visit a nearby Aadhaar enrolment center. You can also apply for a new Aadhaar card online. If you are not already registered with Aadhaar, you will need to register first.
What If Your Aadhaar is Lost or Destroyed?
If your Aadhaar is lost or destroyed, you will not be able to get a new one. You may have to go through a process of verifying your identity with other documents. If you have an old Aadhaar, you can use it to get a new passport but you will need to prove your identity.
How to Verify Your Aadhaar
If you are looking to verify your Aadhaar number, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, check to see if your UIDAI account is active by logging in to your account and clicking on the “My Account” tab. If the “Status” section of your account says that your Aadhaar has been cancelled or deactivated, then you will need to contact UIDAI for assistance. You can also try contacting the relevant government agencies that issued your passport using the following contact information:
Indian Passport office: 0906-22-2345-6789
Australian Passport office: 1300 362 856
Aadhaar is an essential document for many Indians, but does it meet the criteria for a passport? In short, Aadhaar meets all of the necessary requirements for being accepted as an identity document in India. However, since Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is not a government body, it cannot issue passports. Therefore, to obtain a passport through Aadhaar, the individual must first apply with their local passport issuing authority.