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Unique Identity Card for the Disabled (UDID)


Unique Identity Card for the Disabled (UDID)

As a welfare measure of the Central Government, The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities has implemented a Unique Identity Card for persons with disability. The Government has taken numerous measures to protect the rights of the disabled and ensure their complete participation in the society. Every legal citizen under the Constitution of India has equal rights to avail all the benefits of the Government schemes irrespective of the ability of the beneficiary (normal/physically challenged) or the area of implementation (urban/rural).

This project was implemented with the aim to ascertain uniformity, transparency and efficiency in delivering the services to the specially challenged people by issuing a unique disability id (UDID) for each. A national database is created that encompass the unique id and the details of the cardholder.

Benefits of Unique Identity Card for the Disabled

A person with disability can take advantage of the following benefits with the unique identity card.

  1. The unique card contains the complete details of the user which can be decoded with a reader thus preventing the user from carrying and maintaining copies of documents.
  2. The UDID card will be the sole document involved in the identification, verification of the disabled for various schemes in the future replacing the multiple documents.
  3. It also aids in tracking the physical and financial progress of the recipient.

Eligibility Criteria

As per The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, people with the following disabilities are eligible to acquire the unique id.

  • Blindness
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Low vision
  • Leprosy
  • Mental illness
  • Mental retardation
  • Locomotor Disability

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Document Required

The applicant should attach the following documents with application form while submitting offline, whereas scanned copies of the documents can be uploaded while applying online.

  • A recent passport sized photo.
  • Address Proof (Aadhar/Driving License/State Domicile etc.)
  • Disability Certificate (Issued by a Competent Authority)
  • Identity Proof (Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Driving License etc.)

Applying for the Unique Identity Card:

Application for the Unique Identity Card can be made through either online or offline mode:

Online Application for UDID:

Step 1: Visit the official website .

Step 2: On the home page, click Register. A registration form will appear as follows.


Step-2: UDID Registration Form

 Note: The applicant can choose his/her regional language to proceed with filling up the details.

Step 3: If the applying person already has the disability certificate, then ‘Already having disability certificate’ should be clicked and can apply by filling the details. On the other hand, the applicant should register as a fresh case.

Step 4: The registration form requires the details such as personal details including address, disability details, employment details, identity details of the disabled person to be furnished after which the ‘Submit’ button has to be clicked.

Applying Offline

The application form can be downloaded from the official website or the copy attached below.

UDID application form

After filling the application form with appropriate details, it should be submitted at the District Disability Rehabilitation Centres (DDRC) along with required documents.

Application Status:

The status of the application made can be tracked by entering  their “Enrollment / UDID / Registration No.” On the click of Go button, the status can be tracked.

UDID application status


If the application is approved,  e-UDID Card & Disability Certificate can be downloaded after logging in.

UDID Login

UDID Card Renewal

The holder of a UDID card can renew the UDID card by Clicking ‘UDID Card Renewal’ in the Home page and provide necessary details.


UDID Card Renewal


Lost UDID Card

Duplicate disability certificate / Unique Disability ID card can be applied by clicking ‘Apply for Lost UDID Card’ in case of the UDID card holder losing it.

UDID Lost Card