UIDAI  as come out with new set of eligibility criteria for availing Aadhaar based authentication and  eKYC services.

For getting Aadhaar Authentication Service, the business house need to become AUA (Aadhaar User Agency) and for getting Aadhaar e-KYC Service (Know Your Customer) , the business house need to become KUA (KYC User Agency). Following are the basic eligibility criteria / supporting documents required  for each type of entity  become either AUA/KUA.

Organizational Pre-Qualification criteria



1. Government Organization



A Central/ State Government Ministry/Department


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/office expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the
    attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)

An undertaking owned and managed by Central / State Government (PSU)


1.    Letter of Intent by Managing Director/Chief Managing Director of PSUs expressing interest to onboard as    AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both initials and full) Letter of establishment of PSU

An Authority constituted under the Central / State Act/Special Purpose Organization constituted by Central/State govt.


1. Letter of Intent by Head of the Organization/CMD/Managing Director expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2. Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both initials and full) Letter of establishment of the Authority


2. Regulated Service Providers



Public Sector Banks (PSB)


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with attested
    specimen signatures (both initials and    full)
3.    Valid License issued by RBI and Gazette    notification


Private Banks, Foreign Banks Licensed by RBI to operate in India


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf
    of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Valid License issued by RBI
4.    Certificate of Incorporation
5.    Board Resolution for making AUA / KUA application


Regional Rural Banks


 1. Letter of Intent by Head of the Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2. Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the
   attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3. Valid License issued by RBI and Gazette notification
4. Certificate of Incorporation
5. Letter of association from PSB


Co-operative Banks


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization   along with the    attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Valid License issued by RBI
4.    Letter of association from the Centre /State government.
5.    Certificate of Incorporation


Payment & Settlement System Network

.    Financial market infrastructure
.    Retails payments organization  
.    Cards payment network  
.    ATM networks  
.    Pre-paid payment instruments      
.    White label ATM operators
.    Instant Money Transfer


 1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the  
    attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)  
3.    Certificate of Authorization issued by RBI
4.    Certificate of Incorporation
5.    Board Resolution for making AUA / KUA application


Regulated by IRDA/ PFRDA - Financial Institutions


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the
    attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Valid License issued by the regulator (IRDA / PFRDA)
4.    Certificate of Incorporation
5.    PAN / Service Tax Number / TIN (if any)
6.    Board Resolution for making AUA / KUA application


Regulated by TRAI -Telecom


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the
    attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Valid License issued by DoT for each circle
4.    Certificate of Incorporation
5.    Board Resolution for making AUA / KUA application



3.Other Entities



Company registered in India under the Companies Act 1956 / The companies Act 2013
(Company under group of companies has to apply individually)


1.    Letter of Intent by CMD/MD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf
    of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both
    initials and full)
3.    Extract of AOA and MOA mentioning area of operation pertaining to AUA/KUA.
4.    Certificate of incorporation
5.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN
6.    Board Resolution for making AUA / KUA application
7.    Certified copy of letter of commencement of business issued by    Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)


Partnership registered under the India Partnership Act 1932 or under the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008


1.    Letter of Intent by the partners expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf
    of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both
    initials and full)
3.    Registered Partnership deed.
4.    Registration Certificate from Registrar    of Firms OR Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), as applicable
5.    Certificate of incorporation
6.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN


Proprietorship firm


1.    Letter of Intent by the proprietor expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of Authorization from proprietor    to depute Authorized person for the purpose of AUA/KUA
3.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN
4.    Valid Business Licenses
5.    Legal document issued by the state/Local government authority


Regulated / Licensed by RBI

. Non Banking Financial Company (NBFC)
. Non Scheduled Urban Co-operative Banks


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization along with the
    attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Valid License issued by RBI
4.    Certificate of incorporation
5.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN
6.    Legal document issued by the central/state/Local government authority
7.    Certified copy of letter of commencement of business issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)


Regulated by SEBI - Brokerage firms


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/office expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf of the organization   along with the  attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Valid License issued by SEBI
4.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN
5.    Extract of AOA and MOA mentioning area of operation pertaining to AUA/KUA
6.    Certificate of incorporation
7.    Legal document issued by the central/state/Local government authority
8.    Certified copy of letter of commencement of business issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)


Not-for-profit Organizations (under section 25 under The Companies Act 1956)


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf
    of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Extract of the Constitution mentioning    area of operation.
4.    Letter of Authorization from Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)/CentralGovernment
5.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN /PAN
6.    Legal document issued by the central/state/Local government authority.
7.    Certificate of incorporation
8.    Board Resolution for making AUA /KUA application


Academic Institutions / Research and Development Organizations


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD/Registrar expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf
    of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN
4.    Letter from concerned regulatory authority such as UGC, AICTE, MCI, DCI, Education Board, Bar council of
    India etc
5.    Certificate of incorporation
6.    Board Resolution for making AUA / KUA application
7.    Legal document issued by the central/state/Local government authority

Societies registered under Indian Societies Registration Act,1860 or The Indian Trust Act, 1882 or
The companies Act, 2013 (Sec 8) / Co-operative Society Act 1912


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf
    of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both initials and full)
3.    Constitution Document
4.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN
5.    Letter of Authorization from Committee
6.    Certified copy of the latest Trust Deed    or Society's memorandum of
    Association or Companies
7.    Registration Certificate from Registrar    of Societies OR Ministry of Corporate    Affairs (MCA), as applicable
8.    Certificate of incorporation
9.    Board Resolution for making AUA / KUA application


Any other entity which is other than above mentioned categories


1.    Letter of Intent by Head of the    Department/CMD expressing interest to onboard as AUA/KUA
2.    Letter of authority, authorizing the signatory to sign documents on behalf
    of the organization along with the attested specimen signatures (both
    initials and full)
3.    Extract of AOA and MOA mentioning area of operation pertaining to AUA/KUA
4.    Certificate of incorporation
5.    Letter of commencement of the Business issued by Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA)
6.    Copy of Service Tax Number / TIN / PAN (if any) Legal document issued by the central/state/Local government authority


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