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1. What is Aadhaar?

Aadhaar is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on behalf of the Government of India. This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India. Any individual, irrespective of age and gender, who is a resident in India and satisfies the verification process laid down by the UIDAI can enrol for Aadhaar. Each individual needs to enrol only once which is free of cost. Each Aadhaar number will be unique to an individual and will remain valid for life. Aadhaar number will help you provide access to services like banking, mobile phone connections and other Govt and Non-Govt services in due course. For more details please visit 
2. What is IGNOU’s role in Aadhaar Enrolment?
IGNOU is a Registrar to UIDAI and has signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect. As a registrar, IGNOU will offer facilities of enrolment to all its students, alumni, staff and their family members. IGNOU will also facilitate the enrolment of general residents. The entire population of IGNOU’s students across the country will be covered.
3. What is the procedure for Aadhaar Enrolment?
You can enrol for Aadhaar by visiting enrolment centers set-up at IGNOU's regional centers. For enrolments at the regional centers, you can go to the Aadhaar enrolment center with your identity and address proof documents. Please click here for a nationally valid list of Proof of Identity and Proof of Address documents. Common proofs of identity and address are election photo ID card, Ration card, passport and driving license. Even if you or someone in your family does not have valid documents, you can still enrol. If the head of the household has relevant documents, he/she can first enrol and then introduce others in the family while they are enrolling. At the enrolment center, please fill your personal details within the form. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment by using the pre-scheduling an appointment option and uploading your details online. Your photo, finger-prints and iris scan will also be taken as a part of the enrolment. You can review the details you have provided and make corrections during enrolment itself. You will get an acknowledgment slip with a temporary enrolment number and other details captured during enrolment. Based on your information provided, your details will be verified centrally. If your application is successful, an Aadhaar number will be generated and mailed to your address normally within 60 to 90 days.
4. Where can I get enrolled?
Enrolment centers are being set-up at each IGNOU regional center. Please check this site for the scheduled date of start of enrolment at your center by clicking here. The enrolment agencies will also visit study centers based on their discussions with the regional centers. You can enrol at any of the regional centers.
5. When can I get enrolled?
You can pre-schedule an appointment and then visit personally at the allocated time. Please check for the schedule of enrolment at this site or get in touch with your regional center. Please carry your student identity card along with the required Proof of ID/Address documents to the center.
6. Will a fee be charged for Aadhaar enrolment?

No. Aadhaar enrolment is absolutely free and no charges are payable for any part of the process including the form, photocopy of documents, data entry, biometric capture or enrolment receipt generation.
7. I have already enrolled for Aadhaar, do I need to enrol again?
No. One needs to enrol for Aadhaar only once. If you have an enrolment ID/Acknowledgement for Aadhaar enrolment, please wait for your Aadhaar number to be sent to you. Using your enrolment ID you can check the status on your Aadhaar here. If you have already received your Aadhaar, please maintain a record of the same.
8. Can my family and friends also enrol at IGNOU centers?
Yes. They can also enrol at any of the enrolment centers set-up at any of the regional centers.
9. Is there any difference between enrolment done for students and non-students of IGNOU?
As a part of the enrolment, some additional fields will be captured for IGNOU students. These are known as Know Your Resident+ (KYR+). KYR+ data will be captured through an additional form which will be filled by IGNOU students. For Non-students, KYR+ will not be required.
10. Has Aadhaar enrolment been made a mandatory requirement at IGNOU?
No. However, IGNOU plans to use the UIDAI authentication services to integrate its services. We are in the process of identifying areas where Aadhaar based integration can facilitate effective service delivery. It is therefore strongly suggested that IGNOU students should get themselves enrolled for Aadhaar.
11. Is Aadhaar enrolment a continuous process at IGNOU?
IGNOU has taken up this initiative to enrol all the existing students in one go. Going forward, the new students can enrol anywhere and provide the Aadhaar number at the time of enrolment at IGNOU.
12. Where can I get the form for enrolment?
The form is available at all the enrolment centers. To download the form from IGNOU’s website click here. You can also use the pre-filling application to submit your forms online.

13. What do I need to do, once I get Aadhaar?
Please wait for further instructions in this regard.
14. How long will it take for me to get Aadhaar?
It usually takes 60-90 days for the UIDAI to send your Aadhaar directly to you by post. Please note that Aadhaar is issued by UIDAI and IGNOU is providing facilities for enrolment only.
15. When will the enrolment start at my regional center?
Please watch this space on IGNOU’s website. The Regional centers will also inform you by mail/SMS about the enrolment schedule.
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[Updated on 23-Jul-2024]