As Aadhaar is essential for adults, similarly Aadhaar is also an important document for students. For students, Aadhaar may be requested during admissions, while appearing for the examinations, to avail scholarships and while applying for several government schemes, etc.
If a student has few documents missing which are accepted to apply for Aadhar Card then they can produce a bonafide certificate to apply for Aadhaar Card or update Aadhaar. And this bonafide certificate will have to be issued from the recognized school or college, which you can get it by writing an application cum letter for a bonafide certificate for Aadhar Card. So how to request a school or college principal to issue your bonafide certificate by witting Letter to Principal for bonafide certificate for Aadhar Card we will let you know in this article.
Before we introduce you on how to write application for bonafide certificate from school for Aadhar card, let’s get to know what exactly is a Bonafide Certificate.
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What is a Bonafide Certificate?
Bonafide Certificate is a document issued by educational institutions like schools or college stating that the student has studied in their school or college for a specific period of time. This Bonafide Certificate serves as proof that the student was continued studies in a particular institution and has resided in a particular location.
This is how the bonafide certificate looks which is issued by the educational institution:
You will be issued a similar bonafide certificate which you can see in the above image, once you submit a request letter for bonafide certificate from school for Aadhar Card. The bonafide certificate format for school student for Aadhar card won’t have any special remark mentioned on it stating that this certificate is especially for Aadhaar, instead you can even use this bonafide certificate for any other purpose.
Below is the format of the Letter to Principal for Bonafide Certificate for Aadhar Card which you can write on paper or take a printout by filling your details in it and submit to your school or college principal to issue you Aadhar Card bonafide certificate. The below format is to get a bonafide certificate issued by the school or college and not a letter to the principal for study certificate for Aadhar Card as both of them are different. And study certificate won’t be accepted for enrolment or the update of Aadhar card.
Format of Letter to Principal for Bonafide Certificate for Aadhar Card
<Your College/ School>
<College or School Name>
Subject: Issuance of Bonafide Certificate
I <Your Name>, Son/ Daughter of <Fathers/ Mothers Name>, Studying in Class <Enter Your Class> need a Bonafide Certificate to apply for Aadhar Card.
So I Kindly Request you to issue me a Bonafide Certificate at the earliest.
You can submit this above application for a bonafide certificate for Aadhar Card by filing the necessary fields with your details and submit it to your school or college principal in writing or by taking the printout. If the student has difficulty in filling up the form then this application for bonafide certificate from school can be filled up by parents. So the above application format can also be used as an application for bonafide certificate from school by parents for Aadhar Card.
As per the new update by UIDAI, if you are requesting a Bonafide Certificate to apply for Aadhaar or update Aadhaar from your school or college then you are requested to get bonafide on UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update.
Bonafide certificate for Aadhar card from school in school format won’t be accepted, instead, the student or the parents should get the details of the student printed or filled up in the below-prescribed form and get it certified by the Principal of the School.
Below is the UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update
UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update
Take a printout of the above UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment/ update on A4 paper, fill the form, paste an passport size photograph and submit this form along with the application letter for bonafide certificate from school for Aadhar Card, and request your school or college principal to certify the certificate for Aadhaar enrolment/ update.
The above Certificate for Aadhaar Enrolment/ Update certified by recognized educational institution will be accepted as POI (Proof of Identity), Proof of DOB (Date of Birth), and POI (Proof of Identity) document to apply or update Aadhaar.
FAQ’s on Application for Bonafide Certificate for Aadhar Card
Will College or School letterhead for Aadhar Card Enrolment or Update work?
No, Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution on letterhead or Photo ID having address issued by Recognized Educational Institution is accepted as only address proof document, and to prove your identity, date of birth you will need to produce other documents. Instead, it is better to request a school or college principal to certify the UIDAI standard certificate format for enrolment update, which will be accepted as POI, POA, and DOB document.
Will Aadhaar enrolment or update done in School or College Premises?
If there is Aadhaar Enrolment center opened in your school or college premises then you can get enrolled or update your Aadhaar. But in case there is no Aadhaar center available in your school or college then you will need to visit the nearest Aadhaar Seva Kendra to apply or update your Aadhaar.
Will my Aadhaar get delivered in school or college?
Your Aadhaar letter will be delivered to your registered residential address. Even if you have done enrolment or update in your Aadhaar in the school or college Aadhaar Center, you will receive your Aadhaar on your home address.
Should I write letter to school principal for Aadhar Card PDF?
No, once your Aadhaar number gets issued to you, your Aadhaar Card PDF file can be downloaded from UIDAI Website or mAadhaar App. Your school or college has nothing to do with Aadhaar.
Is Bonafide Certificate mandatory for students to apply or update Aadhaar?
No, if the student has POI, POA, Proof of date of birth documents then they can apply or update Aadhaar using those documents. In absence of such documents, they may request for bonafide certificate from school or college for Aadhaar.
Will i need to pay any fee to get bonafide certificate for Aadhaar card from School or College?
Usually Bonafide certificate for aadhaar card or for any other purpose is issued free of cost, but some school or colleges may charge a nominal fee for it.
Satyam Yadav says
Hey . I’m from Nepal and here in chhattisgarh India I’m studying in a university its 4 years programme… If I make a bonafide certificate, then can aadhar card be made with that… Thank you…
Hello Satyam Yadav,
Yes! University bonafide certificate is acceptable for Aadhaar Application, but along with bonafide certificate you will also need Address Proof document.
Do I need to provide any proof of address to the college?
no, your college will fetch the details from your college registration
I moved to a different address now. So, do I have to give proof of address for this new address to my college?
Is UADAI still mailing the address validation letter by post in August 2020?