Aadhaar is a unique identification number that may be obtained voluntarily by the citizens or the Indian passport holders, on the basis of their biometric and demographic data. The necessary data and information are collected by the Unique Identification Authority of India -UIDAI, a constitutional authority, formed in 2009, January by the Indian government, under the control of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, following the conditions of the Aadhaar Act, 2016.

What is an Aadhaar Card? 

Aadhaar card has a random combination of 12 digits number that is distinct and unique for all Aadhaar cardholders and is primarily used to identify people. The card captures the demographic and biometric data of an individual and thus can be used for authentication. Aadhaar card is issued free of charge and individuals may voluntarily apply to enrol under the card. Aadhaar is the world’s biggest biometric system of identification.

Why do you need Aadhaar Card? 

Aadhaar card establishes to be a very useful document as it helps you to perform many transactions easily, availing various government subsidies, other than using the same as a proof of identity. The Aadhaar card is a one-time assigned document and remains valid for your entire lifetime.

Now, the next probable question is how the government of India is providing the facility to provide aadhaar to the Indian residents. Well, here we will take you through this aspect for you to understand the same in detail.

What is an Aadhaar Enrolment Centre?

UIDAI has set up several Aadhaar Enrolment Centres across India to offer Aadhaar services. Their services can be found in Banks, Post Offices, BSNL Centres, selected State Government Offices and exclusive Aadhar Seva Kendra or ASK. You may enrol for Aadhaar by visiting any of these Aadhaar Enrolment Centre location wise and update your demographic details like name, address, date of birth, gender, mobile number or email and biometric details like your fingerprints, iris scan, and photograph.

Now, we will discuss aadhaar centres in Chennai and authorized aadhaar enrolment centre in Chennai, the greatest cultural, financial and educational centre in South India.

How to locate an enrolment centre?

You need to follow the below simple steps:

Step 1: Visit UIDAI’s official website https://uidai.gov.in/ and select on “Locate an Enrolment Centre” below “Get Aadhaar” under “My Aadhaar” in the homepage 

My Aadhaar

Step 2: Select your “State” and “Pin” as shown below and click on Search

Step 3: A new page will appear where you will have to select the respective state and city/ town and complete the captcha verification, as shown below and click on “Locate a centre”. If you want only the permanent centres, you can tick the checkbox of ” Show only permanent centres”

Show only permanent centres

Step 4: The list of aadhaar enrolment centres with address will appear and you can choose accordingly and visit

List of UIDAI Authorised Aadhaar centre in Chennai

Below given is the list of permanent UIDAI authorized aadhaar centre in Chennai with the registrar as Tamil Nadu E-Governance Agency:

Note: The below list is an updated list for 2020

  1. Address: ZONE 4, 604 t h road, Chennai, Chennai, Tondiarpet, Tamil Nadu – 600081
  2. Address: Zone-5, Royapuram, Chennai, Chennai, Washermanpet East, Tamil Nadu – 600021
  3. Address: ZONE 4, 601 T H ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Tondiarpet, Tamil Nadu – 600081
  4. Address: Guindy Taluk, Near MGR Medical University, Chennai, Chennai, Guindy Industrial Estate, Tamil Nadu – 600032
  5. Address: ELCOT-CHENNAI, Chennai Collectorate Office, Rajaji Salai, Singaravelar Maligai, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600001
  6. Address: PF OFFICE, PF OFFICE ROYAPETTAH, Chennai, Chennai, Royapettah, Tamil Nadu – 600014 Camp-Mode
  7. Address: ZONE 4, 604 t h road, Chennai, Chennai, Tondiarpet, Tamil Nadu – 600081
  8. Address: Zone-5, Royapuram, Chennai, Chennai, Washermanpet East, Tamil Nadu – 600021
  9. Address: ZONE 4, 601 T H ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Tondiarpet, Tamil Nadu – 600081
  10. Address: Guindy Taluk, Near MGR Medical University, Chennai, Chennai, Guindy Industrial Estate, Tamil Nadu – 600032

List of UIDAI Authorised Aadhaar centre in Chennai– Banks and Post Office

Below given are the list of permanent UIDAI authorized aadhaar centre in Chennai-Banks and Post Office:

Note: The below list is an updated list for 2020

  1. Registrar: Catholic Syrian Bank

    Address: The Catholic Syrian Bank Ltd Chennai T Nagar, Chennai T Nagar Branch, No 33, Dr. C.N. Deivanayagam Complex, Venkaranarayana Road, Chennai, Chennai, Choolaimedu, Tamil Nadu – 600017

  2. Registrar: Axis Bank Ltd

    Address: AXIS BANK LTD – 3334, NO 20 LIC COLONY 11TH AVENUE ASHOKNAGAR, Chennai, Chennai, Ashok Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600083

  3. Registrar: India post

    Address: Anna Road HPO, Anna Road Head Post Office, No 80 Anna Salai, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Salai, Tamil Nadu – 600002

  4. Registrar: India post

    Address: TEYNAMPET, TTK ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Teynampet, Tamil Nadu – 600018

  5. Registrar: India post

    Address: VYASARPADI SO, VYASARPADI SUB POST OFFICE, Chennai, Chennai, Vyasar Nagar Colony, Tamil Nadu – 600039

  6. Registrar: STATE BANK OF INDIA_New_654

    Address: SBIN0006463, SBI, ANNA UNIVERSITY, CHENNAI, Chennai, Chennai, Ekkaduthangal, Tamil Nadu – 600032

  7. Registrar: India post

    Address: ANNANAGAR EAST, A24 ANNANAGAR EAST, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Nagar East, Tamil Nadu – 600102

  8. Registrar: UCO BANK

    Address: Shastri Nagar, 107, dheen mahal, l b road, Shastri Nagar, Chennai, Chennai, Adyar, Tamil Nadu – 600020

  9. Registrar: STATE BANK OF INDIA_New_654

    Address: SBIN0002265, 178, M S KOIL STREET, ROYAPURAM, Chennai, Chennai, Royapuram, Tamil Nadu – 600013

  10. Registrar: Bank of Baroda_New_648

    Address: BARB0COLMAD, KB DASAN ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Teynampet, Tamil Nadu – 600018 

  11. Registrar: Indian Bank_New_651

    Address: INDIAN BANK, VELACHERY, Chennai, Chennai, Velacherry, Tamil Nadu – 600042

  12. Registrar: India post

    Address: Teynampet West, Teynampet West PO, Chennai, Chennai, Teynampet, Tamil Nadu – 600018

  13. Registrar: India post

    Address: EGMORE NDSO POST OFFICE, KENNAT LANE EGMORE, Chennai, Chennai, Egmore, Tamil Nadu – 600008

  14. Registrar: India post

    Address: besantnagr, e146 7th cr, Chennai, Chennai, Besant Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600090

  15. Registrar: India post

    Address: Royapettah, Royapettah, Chennai, Chennai, Royapettah, Tamil Nadu – 600014

  16. Registrar: India post

    Address: VELACHERY, 52, PONNIAMMAN COMPLEX VELACHERY MAIN ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Velacherry, Tamil Nadu – 600042

  17. Registrar: India post

    Address: Engineering College, Engineering College post office, Chennai, Chennai, Engineering College, Tamil Nadu – 600025

  18.  Registrar: India post

    Address: Parthasarathy Koil SO, Parthasarathy Koil, Chennai, Chennai, Triplicane, Tamil Nadu – 600005

  19. Registrar: India post

    Address: Chepauk, Ezhilagam campus, Beach road, Chennai-5, Chennai, Chennai, Chepauk, Tamil Nadu – 600005

  20.  Registrar: India post

    Address: CHOOLAIMEDU, CHOOLAIMEDU POST OFFICE, Chennai, Chennai, Choolaimedu, Tamil Nadu – 600094

  21.  Registrar: India post

    Address: Nandanam p.o, Anna salai Chennai 35, Chennai, Chennai, Cit Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600035

  22.  Registrar: India post

    Address: VADAPALANI, 239 ARCOT ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Alagirinagar, Tamil Nadu – 600026

  23.  Registrar: India post

    Address: Chepauk, Ezhilagam campus, beach road, Chennai-600 005, Chennai, Chennai, Chepauk, Tamil Nadu – 600005

  24.  Registrar: India post

    Address: KODAMBAKKAM, KODAMBAKKAM, Chennai, Chennai, Dayal Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600024

  25. Registrar: India post

    Address: T NAGAR, SIVAGNANAM STREET, Chennai, Chennai, Choolaimedu, Tamil Nadu – 600017 

  26. Registrar: India post

    Address: THIRUVANMIYUR, THIRUVANMIYUR, Chennai, Chennai, Thiruvanmiyur, Tamil Nadu – 600041

  27. Registrar: India post

    Address: madras university PO, madras university PO, Chennai, Chennai, Triplicane, Tamil Nadu – 600005

  28. Registrar: India post

    Address: ADYAR SO, no 5 padmapha Nagar, Chennai, Chennai, Adyar, Tamil Nadu – 600020

  29. Registrar: India post

    Address: Rapuuram, 179 R K MUTT ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Raja Annamalai Puram, Tamil Nadu – 600028

  30. Registrar: India post

    Address: SALIGRAMAM, 53 INDRA GANDHI STREET, Chennai, Chennai, Saligramam, Tamil Nadu – 600093

  31. Registrar: India post

    Address: PERIYAR NAGAR SO, BALASUBRAMANIAN SALAI NEAR SHIVA VISHNU TEMPLE, Chennai, Chennai, Jawahar Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600082

  32. Registrar: India post

    Address: tiruvallikkeni, tiruvallikkeni high road, Chennai, Chennai, Tiruvallikkeni, Tamil Nadu – 600005

  33. Registrar: India post

    Address: ICF Colony Po, No 100 West Colony, Chennai, Chennai, ICF Colony, Tamil Nadu – 600038

  34. Registrar: India post

    Address: T NAGAR HO, T NAGAR HO, Chennai, Chennai, Thiyagaraya Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600017

  35. Registrar: India post

    Address: NUNGAMBAKKAM, 121 M G ROAD NUNGAMBAKKAM CHENNAI – 600034, Chennai, Chennai, Loyola College, Tamil Nadu – 600034

  36.  Registrar: India post

    Address: ANNA NAGAR, ANNA NAGAR SO, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600040

  37.  Registrar: India post

    Address: Flowers Road, 116 Ph Road, Chennai, Chennai, Flowers Road, Tamil Nadu – 600084

  38. Registrar: India post

    Address: PERAMBUR, 27 SELVA VINAYAGR KOIL ST, Chennai, Chennai, Perambur, Tamil Nadu – 600011

  39. Registrar: India post

    Address: PERAMBUR BARRACKS, 159 STRAHAN’S ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Otteri, Tamil Nadu – 600012

  40. Registrar: India post

    Address: Perambur PO, 27, Selva vinayagar Koil Street, Chennai, Chennai, Perambur, Tamil Nadu – 600011 

  41. Registrar: India post

    Address: AYNAVARAM, 29 PORTEOUS ROAD AYNAVARAM, Chennai, Chennai, Ayanavaram, Tamil Nadu – 600023

  42.  Registrar: India post

    Address: Aminjikarai SO, 8/4 Sannadi Street Aminjikarai Chennai 600029, Chennai, Chennai, Aminjikarai, Tamil Nadu – 600029

  43. Registrar: India post

    Address: MANNADY POST OFFICE, 41 MANNADY STREET, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600001

  44. Registrar: India post

    Address: ARUMBAKKAM PO, P249 A P BLOCK MMDA COLONY, Chennai, Chennai, Arumbakkam, Tamil Nadu – 600106

  45. Registrar: India post

    Address: MMC POST OFFICE, EVR PERIYAR ROAD CHENNAI-3, Chennai, Chennai, Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu – 600003

  46. Registrar: India post

    Address: ETHIRAJ SALAI POST OFFICE, ETHIRAJ SALAI, Chennai, Chennai, Egmore, Tamil Nadu – 600008

  47. Registrar: India post

    Address: T. NAGAR, Chennai, Chennai, Thiyagaraya Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600017

  48. Registrar: India post

    Address: AYNAVARAM, 29 PORTEOUS ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Ayanavaram, Tamil Nadu – 600023

  49. Registrar: India post

    Address: Gopalapuram Po, kadhi Bhavan building, Chennai, Chennai, Gopalapuram, Tamil Nadu – 600086

  50.  Registrar: India post

    Address: MANDAVELI P O, MANDAVELI POST OFFICE, Chennai, Chennai, Mandaveli, Tamil Nadu – 600004

  51.  Registrar: India post

    Address: PERIYAR NAGAR SO, BALASUBRAMANIAN SALAI, Chennai, Chennai, Jawahar Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600082

  52.  Registrar: Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Address: KKBK0008479 Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. Ashok Nagar, Chennai, Chennai, Ashok Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600083, Chennai, Chennai, Ashok Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600083

  53.  Registrar: Bank of India_New_649

    Address: BANK OF INDIA, 3, ETHIRAJ SALAI ROAD, MR NAGAR, KODUNGAIYUR, Chennai, Chennai, Kodungaiyur, Tamil Nadu – 600118

  54. Registrar: South Indian Bank

    Address: South India Bank, # 1, Hameedia Center, Haddows Road, Opp to BSNL Office, Chennai, Chennai, Greams Road, Tamil Nadu – 600006

  55.  Registrar: India post

    Address: T NAGAR HO, T NAGAR HEAD POST OFFICE CHENNAI 17, Chennai, Chennai, Choolaimedu, Tamil Nadu – 600017

  56. Registrar: India post

    Address: Ashok Nagar, No 1, Ashok Pillar Road, Chennai, Chennai, Ashok Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600083

  57. Registrar: Bank of India_New_649

    Address: BKID0008002, Bank of India, Luzchurch Road, Chennai, Chennai, Mylapore, Tamil Nadu – 600004

  58.  Registrar: IndusInd Bank

    Address: Indus ind Bank, KK Nagar, Chennai, Chennai, Kalaignar Karunanidhi Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600078

  59.  Registrar: STATE BANK OF INDIA_New_654

    Address: SBIN0003870, 211 2nd Avenue Annanagar, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600040

  60. Registrar: India post

    Address: RAYAPURAM POST OFFICE, MS KOIL STREET RAYAPURAM, Chennai, Chennai, Royapuram, Tamil Nadu – 600013

  61. Registrar: India post

    Address: saidapet, saidapet p.o, Chennai, Chennai, Saidapet, Tamil Nadu – 600015

  62.  Registrar: India post

    Address: PR Accountant gen SO, PR Accountant General, Chennai, Chennai, Pr. Accountant General, Tamil Nadu – 600018

  63.  Registrar: Indiapost

    Address: WASHERMANPET POST OFFICE, 555 TH ROAD OLDWASHERMANPET, Chennai, Chennai, Washermenpet, Tamil Nadu – 600021

  64.  Registrar: Kotak Mahindra Bank 

    Address: KK Nagar, Kotak Mahindra Bank Kk Nagar, Chennai, Chennai, Kalaignar Karunanidhi Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600078

  65. Registrar: India post

    Address: RIPONBUILDINGS, SYDEMNS ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, Central Station, Tamil Nadu – 600003

  66. Registrar: India post

    Address: CHENNAI GPO, RAJAJI SALAI, CHENNAI GPO, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600001

  67. Registrar: DCB Bank

    Address: DCBL0000182, DCB BANK LTD, No 2, Thanikachalam Road, T NAGAR, Chennai, Chennai, Thiyagaraya Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600017 

  68. Registrar: Kotak Mahindra Bank

    Address: KKBK0000463 KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LTD., Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. Krishna Manasi, Old Door No-45, New No-97,1St Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Chennai, Chennai, Adyar, Tamil Nadu – 600020

  69. Registrar: Union Bank of India_New_656

    Address: UBIN0553069, UBIN0553069, UNION BANK OF INDIA, Ag – 3, Shanthi Colony, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600040

  70. Registrar: India post

    Address: Mylaporeho, Kutchery Road, Chennai, Chennai, Mylapore, Tamil Nadu – 600004

  71. Registrar: INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK_NEW_659

    Address: iob mount road, 807 anna salai, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Salai, Tamil Nadu – 600002

  72. Registrar: HDFC Bank Limited

    Address: HDFC0000141, NO.10, THIRD CROSS STREET, R.A.PURAM CHENNAI TAMILNADU, Chennai, Chennai, Raja Annamalai Puram, Tamil Nadu – 600028

  73. Registrar: STATE BANK OF INDIA_New_654

    Address: State Bank Of India, Triplicane, Chennai, Chennai, Triplicane, Tamil Nadu – 600005

  74. Registrar: Axis Bank Ltd

    Address: 1885-Axis Bank Ltd., no 16 evk Sampath salai vepery, Chennai, Chennai, Vepery, Tamil Nadu – 600007

  75. Registrar: Axis Bank Ltd

    Address: 3450-Axis Bank Ltd, 25 kaliamman Koil street virugambakkam Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Virugambakkam, Tamil Nadu – 600092

  76. Registrar: IDBI Bank Ltd_New_667

    Address: IBKL0001654, GOPALAPURAM, Chennai, Chennai, Gopalapuram, Tamil Nadu – 600086

  77. Registrar: Lakshmi Vilas Bank

    Address: Lakshmi Vilas Bank, no 275 thambu Chetty street Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600001

  78. Registrar: Lakshmi Vilas Bank

    Address: Kodambakkam, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Dayal Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600024

  79. Registrar: India post

    Address: T NAGAR HO, T NAGAR HEAD POST OFFICE, Chennai, Chennai, Thiyagaraya Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600017

  80. Registrar: RBL Bank Limited

    Address: RBL Bank Ltd, Sai Kalyani Towers, 105/56 Gn Chetty Road, T Nagar, Chennai, Chennai, Thiyagaraya Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600017

  81. Registrar: India post

    Address: 80, ANNA ROAD, ANNA ROAD HEAD POST OFFICE, CH-600002, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Road, Tamil Nadu – 600002

  82. Registrar: India post

    Address: Chennai GPO, 1, Rajaji Salai, Chennai GPO, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600001

  83. Registrar: India post

    Address: POST OFFICE, CSIR ROAD, Chennai, Chennai, TTTI Taramani, Tamil Nadu – 600113

  84. Registrar: HDFC Bank Limited

    Address: hdfc0000847, HDFC BANK ltd NO 8 L.B ROAD THIRUVANMIYUR CHENNAI-600041, Chennai, Chennai, Thiruvanmiyur, Tamil Nadu – 600041

  85. Registrar: Bank of India_New_649

    Address: Bank of India, Chennai Main, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600001

  86. Registrar: Punjab National Bank_NEW_653

    Address: PNB BANK, NO 21 NO 31 RAJA ANNAMALAI ROAD PURASAIWALKAM, Chennai, Chennai, Flowers Road, Tamil Nadu – 600084

  87. Registrar: Central Bank of India_New_650

    Address: CBIN0282473, ANNA NAGAR, Chennai, Chennai, Anna Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600040

  88.  Registrar: India post

    Address: POST OFFICE, Mambalam RS Rajaji Street, Chennai, Chennai, Mambalam R.s., Tamil Nadu – 600033

  89. Registrar: Karur Vysya Bank

    Address: kvb, old no 40,41, new no.77a,79a Appu mudali street,madha church road entrance, Chennai, Chennai, Mylapore, Tamil Nadu – 600004 

  90. Registrar: India post

    Address: Chennai GPO, 1/10 Rajai Salai Chennai GPO, Chennai, Chennai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu – 600001

  91. Registrar: STATE BANK OF INDIA_New_654

    Address: SBI0007625, K. K. NAGAR SBI, Chennai, Chennai, Kalaignar Karunanidhi Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600078

  92. Registrar: Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

    Address: Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, Plot No:93, Janakpuri 2nd street, Sankaran Avenue, Velachery Bye pass Road, Velachery-600042, Chennai, Chennai, Velacherry, Tamil Nadu – 600042

  93. Registrar: India post

    Address: Greames Road, graemes road Chennai-600006, Chennai, Chennai, Greams Road, Tamil Nadu – 600006 

  94. Registrar: Indian Bank_New_651

    Address: Indian Bank, 69 1st avenue Ashok Nagar, Chennai, Chennai, Ashok Nagar, Tamil Nadu – 600083

Points to remember for Aadhaar Enrolment

  • Aadhaar data or information is kept in two languages, one being English which is by default and the other is the local language as selected by the resident. The local language comprises of Hindi, Marathi, Gujrati, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Tamil, Malayalam, Telegu, Kannada, Punjabi and English.
  • During enrolment, you must carry all the original documents of your proof of identity, address, date of birth and /or proof of relationship as applicable as these will be authenticated, scanned and will be given back to you.
  • All the details are displayed in front of you on a screen during enrolment, and hence you must check all the details are correct or not and then confirm the same. The details will be submitted only after your checking and confirmation.
  • Remember, that you need to enrol only once as several times enrolment may result in rejection of your aadhaar.
  • Since aadhaar is issued to children as well as infants, their biometric details need to be updated when they reach 5 years and 15 years of age.
  • For generating aadhaar, the time can be taken up to 90 days.

So, now if you are residing in Chennai and wondering where to go for aadhaar enrolment, you know the authorized aadhaar enrolment centre in Chennai. Visit with your necessary documents and get yourself enrolled for aadhaar.


FAQ’s

Yes, you can. It is advisable that you book an appointment online at the UIDAI website https://appointments.uidai.gov.in/bookappointment.aspx and then visit the enrolment centre.


Yes, you can. UIDAI website gives the option of the online portal of self-service SSUP https://resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar where you can update your changed address by uploading valid proof of address.


After generating aadhaar, you will get an SMS on your registered mobile number. You may also check the status of your Aadhaar by clicking on “Check Aadhaar Status” or https://resident.uidai.gov.in/check-aadhaar.


No, it is not compulsory to provide your mobile number or email address for Aadhaar enrolment. But it is highly suggested to give your mobile number and email address so that you receive updates about the status of your Aadhaar application and many other updates later on and also for ease of several financial transactions as all OTPs are sent to your registered cell number only.


Two types of data are taken while Aadhaar enrolment i.e. Demographic (name, gender, date of birth, address, mobile number, and email id) & Biometrics data (10 finger Prints, both Iris and photograph). Note that cell number and email id are voluntary and you may choose not to provide the same.