Aadhaar card status: How to check Aadhaar status online?

Last Updated at: May 29, 2020
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Owing to the COVID-19 situation, the Central Government has extended the deadline of linking Aadhaar with rations cards till September, 2020. The Govt. has clarified that no one will be deprived of their food grain quota if they fail to obtain Aadhaar till this date.

Aadhaar card status- How to check Aadhaar status online
Although it is not mandatory to link your bank account with Aadhaar, you will have to do if you want to receive benefits from the central or state government. These include LPG subsidy and social security pension.

 

The Aadhaar card consists of a 12 digit unique identity number generated based on biometric and demographic data that is collected and maintained by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It is considered as one of the most important documents of identification in India.

It has become a part of our lives so much that an Aadhaar is required to open a bank account, apply for a PAN, get passports, file income tax, get a new mobile number, etc. as it contains important details like fingerprints, Iris details, residence address, etc. An Aadhaar card can be applied for at any local bank, post office or enrolment centres. Once the Aadhaar has been applied for, the status of the application can be checked online as well as offline.

How to check Aadhaar status online:

Aadhaar status can be checked online using either the enrolment number or without it by visiting the UIDAI’s official website. The enrolment number is provided through an acknowledgement slip that is given after the verification process of the Aadhaar application is successfully done. Here is a step-by-step guide to check the Aadhaar status (with Enrolment number):

STEP 1: Visit the UIDAI official website – https://uidai.gov.in/

STEP 2: Under the ‘My Aadhaar’ option, select ‘Check Aadhaar status’.

STEP 3: Fill in your Enrolment number, Date and time of enrolment, security code and then click on the ‘Check Status’ option.

STEP 4: If the Aadhaar has already been generated, you will be given an option to download the Aadhaar or have it sent to your registered mobile number.

STEP 5: Upon selecting the desired option of receiving the aadhaar, you will receive it accordingly.

In case you have forgotten or misplaced the enrolment number, it can be retrieved in the following way:

STEP 1: Visit the official UIDAI website and select the ‘Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID’ option in the dropbox under the ‘My Aadhaar’ option.

STEP 2: Select the EID option to recover your enrolment number.

STEP 3: Enter your name, mobile number, email ID and security code. You will then receive an OTP to your registered number.

STEP 4: Once the OTP is verified, the enrolment number will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID. Using this number, you can now check the status of the Aadhaar application following the procedure mentioned above.

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Checking Aadhaar status Offline:

Checking the Aadhaar status offline is a very simple process. The applicant must simply call the Aadhaar card status enquiry number (1947) and check-up to know if their Aadhaar has been generated or not. After the enrolment is over, the applicant can use the URN (Update Request Number) to check the status in the following manner:

STEP 1: Visit the UIDAI’s website – https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/check-status

STEP 2: Enter the Aadhaar number, URN and the verification code in the appropriate fields.

STEP 3: After clicking the ‘Get Status’ button, you will get the Aadhaar status.

STEP 4: If your Aadhaar is updated, you can directly download it and take a printout.

Checking Aadhaar status using Name and Mobile Number:

Aadhaar status could also be checked using the name and mobile number of the applicant.

  • BY NAME: The applicant can find the ‘Retrieve lost UID/EID’ option in the official website of the UIDAI where they will have to enter their name, email address, mobile number and security code to receive the OTP.  Once the OTP is sent to the registered mobile number, you can verify the same and then proceed with checking your Aadhaar status.
  • BY MOBILE NUMBER: An applicant can use the registered mobile number and the 14 digit Enrolment number to check his/her aadhaar status. An SMS [ UID STATUS <14 digit enrolment number>] must be sent to the toll-free number (51969). The status of the Aadhaar would be sent as an SMS to the same registered mobile number. After confirming if the Aadhaar has been generated, the applicant can download the e-Aadhaar online.

Checking Aadhaar status through India Post:

One can also check their Aadhaar status through the India Post official website. Once the Aadhaar is generated, it will be sent to the registered residential address of the applicant through the post within 60-90 days. The applicant can simply visit the India Post website and enter their consignment details that can be acquired from the Aadhaar website. The details of the Aadhaar consignment will appear on the screen, which can be used to track the post. The delivery status of the Aadhaar can also be verified at any branch of India post.

It is very important to note that the enrolment number (in case of enrolment) and the URN (in case of updating the Aadhaar) is very crucial for checking the status of an Aadhaar card. So the applicant must at all cost have their URN and Enrolment number safe. Also, with the introduction of the mAadhaar Application, it has become easier for the users to carry out any process in relation to their Aadhaar.

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Aadhaar card status: How to check Aadhaar status online?

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Although it is not mandatory to link your bank account with Aadhaar, you will have to do if you want to receive benefits from the central or state government. These include LPG subsidy and social security pension.

 

The Aadhaar card consists of a 12 digit unique identity number generated based on biometric and demographic data that is collected and maintained by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). It is considered as one of the most important documents of identification in India.

It has become a part of our lives so much that an Aadhaar is required to open a bank account, apply for a PAN, get passports, file income tax, get a new mobile number, etc. as it contains important details like fingerprints, Iris details, residence address, etc. An Aadhaar card can be applied for at any local bank, post office or enrolment centres. Once the Aadhaar has been applied for, the status of the application can be checked online as well as offline.

How to check Aadhaar status online:

Aadhaar status can be checked online using either the enrolment number or without it by visiting the UIDAI’s official website. The enrolment number is provided through an acknowledgement slip that is given after the verification process of the Aadhaar application is successfully done. Here is a step-by-step guide to check the Aadhaar status (with Enrolment number):

STEP 1: Visit the UIDAI official website – https://uidai.gov.in/

STEP 2: Under the ‘My Aadhaar’ option, select ‘Check Aadhaar status’.

STEP 3: Fill in your Enrolment number, Date and time of enrolment, security code and then click on the ‘Check Status’ option.

STEP 4: If the Aadhaar has already been generated, you will be given an option to download the Aadhaar or have it sent to your registered mobile number.

STEP 5: Upon selecting the desired option of receiving the aadhaar, you will receive it accordingly.

In case you have forgotten or misplaced the enrolment number, it can be retrieved in the following way:

STEP 1: Visit the official UIDAI website and select the ‘Retrieve Lost or Forgotten EID/UID’ option in the dropbox under the ‘My Aadhaar’ option.

STEP 2: Select the EID option to recover your enrolment number.

STEP 3: Enter your name, mobile number, email ID and security code. You will then receive an OTP to your registered number.

STEP 4: Once the OTP is verified, the enrolment number will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID. Using this number, you can now check the status of the Aadhaar application following the procedure mentioned above.

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Checking Aadhaar status Offline:

Checking the Aadhaar status offline is a very simple process. The applicant must simply call the Aadhaar card status enquiry number (1947) and check-up to know if their Aadhaar has been generated or not. After the enrolment is over, the applicant can use the URN (Update Request Number) to check the status in the following manner:

STEP 1: Visit the UIDAI’s website – https://ssup.uidai.gov.in/web/guest/check-status

STEP 2: Enter the Aadhaar number, URN and the verification code in the appropriate fields.

STEP 3: After clicking the ‘Get Status’ button, you will get the Aadhaar status.

STEP 4: If your Aadhaar is updated, you can directly download it and take a printout.

Checking Aadhaar status using Name and Mobile Number:

Aadhaar status could also be checked using the name and mobile number of the applicant.

  • BY NAME: The applicant can find the ‘Retrieve lost UID/EID’ option in the official website of the UIDAI where they will have to enter their name, email address, mobile number and security code to receive the OTP.  Once the OTP is sent to the registered mobile number, you can verify the same and then proceed with checking your Aadhaar status.
  • BY MOBILE NUMBER: An applicant can use the registered mobile number and the 14 digit Enrolment number to check his/her aadhaar status. An SMS [ UID STATUS <14 digit enrolment number>] must be sent to the toll-free number (51969). The status of the Aadhaar would be sent as an SMS to the same registered mobile number. After confirming if the Aadhaar has been generated, the applicant can download the e-Aadhaar online.

Checking Aadhaar status through India Post:

One can also check their Aadhaar status through the India Post official website. Once the Aadhaar is generated, it will be sent to the registered residential address of the applicant through the post within 60-90 days. The applicant can simply visit the India Post website and enter their consignment details that can be acquired from the Aadhaar website. The details of the Aadhaar consignment will appear on the screen, which can be used to track the post. The delivery status of the Aadhaar can also be verified at any branch of India post.

It is very important to note that the enrolment number (in case of enrolment) and the URN (in case of updating the Aadhaar) is very crucial for checking the status of an Aadhaar card. So the applicant must at all cost have their URN and Enrolment number safe. Also, with the introduction of the mAadhaar Application, it has become easier for the users to carry out any process in relation to their Aadhaar.

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