As Aadhaar Seva Kendras (ASKs) have seen increase in number of people visiting each day, UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has now decided that all the ASKs will remain open throughout the week.
On the 14th of November, UIDAI (Aadhaar) shared the information through its official Twitter handle, saying ‘UIDAI-run #AadhaarSevaKendra now open all 7 days.’ Adding ‘These centres have capacity to service up to 1000 Aadhaar enrolment or update requests per day. Visit an #ASK today to experience Aadhaar services in a state-of-the-art environment.’
UIDAI-run #AadhaarSevaKendra now open all 7 days.— Aadhaar (@UIDAI) November 15, 2019
These centres have capacity to service up to 1000 Aadhaar enrolment or update requests per day. Visit an #ASK today to experience Aadhaar services in a state-of-the-art environment. Book appointment from: https://t.co/QFcNEqehlP pic.twitter.com/2JflucB90W
Services available at the ASKs
ASKs are similar to Passport centres, you can make an appointment before visiting the kendras online on: https://bit.ly/2O73iSx
Apart from enrolling for a new Aadhaar card, one can also get information updated, like Mobile number, Address, Name, DoB (Date of Birth), photo, biometrics (iris and fingerprint scan), and Gender in UIDAI’s database. To book an appointment for the purpose of making changes in existing Aadhaar card, you will be asked to fill in your Aadhaar Card Number at the time of booking.
If you are applying for a new Aadhaar card, the form will ask for additional details like Name, DoB, Address, and Gender.
Find the ASK nearest to you
On can simply visit UIDAI’s website and find the nearest ASK, or just click on the link ‘https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/easearch.aspx’. UIDAI plans to open over 100 ASKs across India covering 53 cities before the start of 2020.
One can locate an ASK by ‘State’, ‘Pin Code’ or ‘Locality/City/District name’ as well. All the route give different options to an individual which ease the process of locating an ASK nearby.
Once you select the location, you just need to fill in your mobile number to confirm the appointment.
No ASK near you?
What to do if there are no Aadhaar Seva Kendras near you
UIDAI is still expanding its kendras, and it is possible that you may not have one close to you, to tackle this UIDAI run small Aadhaar centres in post offices, banks, BSNL customer centres, along with few other government offices.
To find the active centre, visit the above mentioned link (in find the ASK nearest to you) and it’ll help you find both, nearest ASKs and the kendras running in above mentioned places. You can find the ASK based on state, pin code, and by selecting option of search box, which lets you search for the kendras based on locality and city as well.